Saturday, August 19, 2017


When Muppet master Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, I braced myself for the concept that Kermit the Frog, a major part of my childhood and adolescence, wasn’t going to be a part of my life anymore. I didn’t know...
This week, I’m going to revisit a youthful lapse of judgment to illustrate my feelings about the $10 million settlement the federal government recently awarded Omar Khadr. In the summer of 1990, shortly after graduating high school, I was the...
Regular readers might recall that, a few months ago I mentioned my “Canada Through My Eye” blog for the first time in this column space.   Somehow, I got it in my head that I should spend the twelve months of...
I went back to L’Ardoise this weekend to say my final “Au revoir” to someone that I mistakenly assumed would be around forever, during the 34 years that I was lucky enough to know her. My relationship with Jane Martell,...
I wasn’t prepared for the concept that there might be anybody that wouldn’t want to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I have been looking forward to this anniversary year since my childhood. Having entered the world just over five years after...
If you’re like me (and beware: if you’re actually taking the time to read a newspaper column, you’re probably a little bit like me), you’re probably worn out from the recent overload of political news and looking for a...
So there you have it, Nova Scotia: Less than one-fifth of the province’s entire population just determined who’s going to lead you, and for how long. No, that’s not an exaggeration. I truly wish it was. But the numbers, as...
Due to our deadlines, I won’t be able to comment on this week’s provincial election results until the next time I tiptoe into this space. So, for now, I’ll offer a few random thoughts on a more civilized sport: Hockey....
Even as it became all too clear that we were going to have a provincial election this spring, I wasn’t prepared for this campaign to have such a record-setting nature. No, I’m not talking about the shortness of the campaign,...
A disclaimer: I have never read Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series, nor have I seen the Charlottetown festival’s long-running musical version. Now that some of you have already begun the arrangements for my deportation from Canada (or...
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