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Weinberg & Company

Weinberg & Company

In the process of performing our forensic due diligence and other financial services, Thornhill Capital frequently works side by side with many accounting firms. These firms have included the Big Four, as well as those firms which rank just under...
Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving

When most Americans think of Thanksgiving we conjure up an image of a uniquely American holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, with turkey and all the trimmings as our traditional meal. We believe Thanksgiving to be a uniquely...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Not that long ago, I was in London and buying a coffee at a Starbucks. I still can’t quite get around to choosing tea over coffee. But as I was paying for my coffee in British pounds, I wondered why the British, and some other countries, use the...
The Origin of the Hamburger

The Origin of the Hamburger

I’m a confessed hamburgerholic. My spell checker went a little crazy with that word, indicating that hamburgerholic is not even considered to be a word, but I’m going to use it just the same. For those of you who, like me, love a good burger,...
The Panama Hat

The Panama Hat

If you’ve been to Florida, where I live, you frequently see people wearing Panama hats. These hats are usually light-colored, lightweight, and stylish. They’re wide-brimmed, breathable, and are ideal to protect the wearer from the tropical sun....
Deciphering the Language of Wine

Deciphering the Language of Wine

My wife and I were at dinner last night when the waiter asked me how I liked the glass of wine I was drinking. I confess that I don’t know much about wine. To me a wine either tastes good or it doesn’t. Therefore my response to him was merely it...
The Origin of Common Sayings

The Origin of Common Sayings

People use common sayings every day. But most of us, myself included, don’t give much thought to their origins, as a great many of them are steeped in the history of the time. But once you understand a little of the history of the time, they seem...
The Origin of Superstitions

The Origin of Superstitions

Superstitions are common in all countries and all cultures. One of my readers asked me to provide them with the origin of some of our more common superstitions. I’m happy to comply and below are a number of superstitions along with their...