Tuesday, February 18, 2020
There’s something eerily familiar about the tale of Northern Pulp and the recent events surrounding its uncertain future. Of course, that’s because we’ve lived so much of it, right here in the Strait of Canso.
I never thought I’d ever write a column about a Canadian Prime Minister wearing blackface, or brownface. You probably have as little experience as I do with the term “brownface.” It wasn’t until the final moments...
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...
Cathy and I were in Halifax for about 48 hours last week. We didn’t listen to Q104 the entire time we were there, and as a result of the issue I’m about to discuss in this column, we’ll never listen...
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 discovered MAD Magazine in the early ‘80s, nearly three decades into its existence. At the time, the magazine section at the Port Hawkesbury Sobeys location was kitty-corner to the bakery section, so I still recall the...
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...
Politics at any level is a difficult issue to digest and discuss, because it seems to rely equally on numbers and personalities. Here in Nova Scotia, we’ve had our share of distinct personalities at both the...
I’m not fond of hypothetical situations. I don’t read a lot of the articles foisted on me from the depths of social media and the internet, because they deal with generalities, half-truths, speculation and, frequently, outlandish...
Do the Academy Awards bore you? Do the speeches and the red-carpet chatter seem endless? Do you find it bizarre that the most-watched entertainment spectacle in the world didn’t, or couldn’t, find a host this year? Never fear – your...


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