Tuesday, October 16, 2018
This column is appearing online and in print just as we leave the Canada Day long weekend behind, and just as our neighbours to the south erupt in their annual Stars and Stripes jamboree. So, as I write about the...
Faced with growing outrage about the separation of migrant children from their parents upon their entry into the United States, the governing Republicans took two dog-eared pages out of their party playbook: Blame their political opponents and hide behind...
I’m addressing this column to those of you who have lived in Port Hawkesbury, and the general Strait area, longer than the past decade. It’s surprising that so many of us still don’t recognize that this region has a significant...
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...
It’s an old cliché: “A stranger’s just a friend you haven’t met.” Well, it WAS an old cliché, anyway – before Cathy and I made our first trip to St. John’s. It was already a special occasion because neither of us...
Dear Mr. Harper: Oh, wait, I’m sorry. You’re not Prime Minister anymore, so there’s no need to persist with these needless formalities. Let’s try again. Pretend you’re wearing a cardigan by the fireside for one of your “folksy” campaign commercials,...
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...
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