As a grade-schooler in the early ‘80s, I frequently heard a country song with the following chorus spilling out of the CJFX AM Radio airwaves: “Everybody wants to live to be 100, everybody’s looking for the key…We all want to...
“Good morning, you must be my next patient.” “Doc, don’t you recognize me?” “Should I? Wait a minute. That accent – thick Acadian one minute, the Queen’s English the next. Is that really you, New Brunswick?” “Yeah, it’s me, Doc. You’ve got...
Even with so many streaming options available at your fingerprints, there’s still something special about the traditional fall launch period for new and returning network shows. So here’s my guide to all the fun that’s only a remote-click away, beginning...

Fill the arenas

I try not to repeat myself in these columns, but this week I think I should revisit a topic that I brought up last spring, shortly after the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. The northern Saskatchewan town recently faced the difficult task...
This would not be a typical tourist stop, even though it was happening in one of the most historically and culturally significant parts of Atlantic Canada, and arguably, the entire country. There we were, me and Cathy and five members...

Adam’s Augusts

As much as I’m happy to see September arrive, part of me hates to leave August behind. That’s likely because the month of August is responsible for some of the most life-changing, transformative, growth-building and heart-filling moments I’ve ever had....
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – Amen. Father, I had hoped that this would be a prayer of celebration, as it was 30 years ago this week that I accepted You into...

Trump Trek

“Captain’s Bigly Log, Stardate…uh…Stardate, Sometime-In-The-Summer, 2018: Now that we have launched my most awesome and fantastic United States Space Force, we have wiped out all threats to our planet. Well, not the whole planet, but the best part, the...
I have never felt so conflicted and rarely had such a clash of emotions upon hearing of the death of a familiar public figure. But last week’s passing of Phillip Riteman, a Holocaust survivor who found a new life in...
Nearly two weeks after we lost him, I find myself feeling a delayed wistfulness about the recent passing of Wally Ellison. I’m writing this column three days after I attended Wally’s funeral in West Bay Road. I was planning to...
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