Thursday, February 15, 2018


“Good afternoon, everybody! Welcome to the Museum of Celebrity Relics. My name is Devyn, and I’ll be your tour guide this afternoon. Before we start, does anyone have any questions?” “Yeah. Like, seriously, why are we wasting our time and...
Amid the joy of the Christmas season and the chaos of last week’s stormy weather, I experienced the sadness that comes with losing a mentor from my formative years. Michael Cobden, who was the director of the King’s College School...
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and Santa was sighing As true Christmas spirit appeared to be dying At this time of year, kindness should have been stronger Instead, Saint Nick’s “Bad List” grew longer and longer With 12 months of naughtiness weighing him...

The MAD migration

When some people reach their 65th birthday, they might move to a sunnier climate like Florida, either for the harsh winter months or permanently. In a similar vein (or, as its early slogan declared, “in a jugular vein”), MAD Magazine...
I’d like to think that I have shown great restraint by limiting the amount of column space devoted to Donald Trump during his first year as the American president. Of course, this is partly because The Angry Orange seems to...
I was about two months into my first regular journalism job, as the afternoon news anchor for CIGO AM Radio. With my five o’clock newscast just a few minutes away, I was delivering a handful of sound clips and pre-packaged...
As we lumber into the final six weeks of 2017, I’m noticing a marked difference between the stories that have everybody talking this year and those that got us all fired up last year. From where I sit, 2016 wound...
I’ve only been following university football for just over 11 years – a period that just happens to coincide with my relationship with Cathy, one of the most devoted Acadia Axemen fans I’ve ever known. Even with that little exposure...
I never served in the military; I’ve never even put on a uniform. My longest exposure to any military organization was a single evening of test-driving the L’Ardoise Army Cadet Corps during my first month in the eighth grade. (It...
As some of you might already know, I entered a contest this fall. I didn’t win the contest. I didn’t even make it to the finals. So why would I spend the next 750 words writing about a contest that I...
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