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...
I thought we were far enough into the winter that this wouldn’t be a problem, but sadly, it appears that the Christmas toys found under several trees across the province are as defective as their poorly-built predecessors. So I have...

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...
If you read last week’s column, you might remember that I just made my first visit to Newfoundland and Labrador. Well, to be more accurate, I made my first two visits to Newfoundland and Labrador. They just happened to occur...
Regular readers of this column (officially known as “poor souls”) might remember me mentioning in early January that I was launching a blog to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I knew that I wanted the “Canada Through My Eye” project...

Too comfortable

I started the morning of Thursday, February 15 by waking up, having a cup of tea and two slices of peanut butter on toast, and watching a hockey game. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Before I watched the game, I...
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...
“Oh, Bob, we couldn’t have picked a better time to visit your sister in Maine. What a beautiful summer this has become!” “Yeah, I can’t wait. Love the Maritimes but Maine has always felt like a second home to me....
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...
Given the uproar that followed NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s recent announcement that the NHL wouldn’t make any concessions to allow its players to participate in next year’s Winter Olympics, you might have assumed that the game as we know...
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