Saturday, June 23, 2018


So, after spending over seven years in a self-imposed absence from community theatre, I suddenly found myself performing in three different plays in as many counties this spring. Regular readers of this column might recall that I recently served as...
I’ve made a big decision to take on a leadership role in one of the most important contributors to the growth of my Christian faith over the past three decades. I’ve accepted a request to lead a Challenge weekend for...
I’m breaking with my own personal tradition and devoting this column to several random thoughts, rather than giving you nearly 800 words on a specific subject. It’ll be a nice change of pace for both you and me, and it...
“That’s mighty white of you.” I had never heard the phrase before I started my first full-time media job, but my newsroom colleague at the time was fond of saying it on a regular basis to news contacts that had...
By now, even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ve heard the tragic story of the Humboldt Broncos. You’re probably aware of the April 6 accident in northern Saskatchewan that took 16 lives and injured another 13 passengers, many of...
I’m writing this column not long after Cathy wrapped up the longest hospital stay either of us has had in our nearly 10-year marriage, and one of the longest either of us has experienced in our entire lives. But we...
I recently played a part, and played some music, in a theatrical adaptation of The Passion that ran twice at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Judique on Good Friday. One of our last rehearsals took place on the final Sunday...
This week, I’d like to address my fellow members of Montreal Canadiens Fans Anonymous. Okay, that’s probably not the right name for my fellow Habs supporters. We’re hardly “anonymous.” Even in the toughest times, we proudly wear, fly, and bleed...
Now that the awards season is winding down and everybody actually received the correct envelope, you might be finding it difficult to sift through the wave of post-Oscar blockbusters and Academy Award winners and losers to figure out how...
I never thought I’d see the day when the federal party established to break up Canada was finally on the verge of breaking up itself. For that matter, I always figured that if I lived long enough to see the...
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