Sunday, June 16, 2019
1985: My introduction to Tom Petty comes from, of all people, “Weird Al” Yankovic, whose first album includes a spoof of Petty’s duet with Stevie Nicks, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” As my 13-year-old ears take in the accordion-heavy...
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...
I’ve followed the NHL for nearly three decades, but it’s pretty safe to say that I have never seen anything like the P.K. Subban phenomenon, on and off the ice. And that’s a statement that I could have made before,...
I started this month the way I ended the month of July twenty years ago – by participating in a Port Hawkesbury theatre show. And, in a neat twist, I was one of the youngest people involved in each...
I was fortunate enough to get a combined month’s worth of time off this summer, and it’s allowed Cathy and me to re-acquaint ourselves with some of our favourite parts of Nova Scotia. This has rarely been more pronounced than...
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...
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...
This time of year is usually about arrivals, not departures. Little ones eagerly wait for Santa Claus to slide down the chimney or show up at the mall. Christians celebrate the arrival of God’s son in their world, while also...
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...
“Welcome to ‘Flap Your Gums,’ the segment of our show that celebrates the opinions of ordinary folks like you and me. Well, not exactly like me, because I’m sure the rest of you aren’t outfitted by the best men’s...
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