Crock the vote

Over the past five years, three different governments – run by two different political parties – set out to change the way you vote. So far, only one of them succeeded in bringing about changes, and those alterations were just...
When Muppet master Jim Henson died unexpectedly in 1990, I braced myself for the concept that Kermit the Frog, a major part of my childhood and adolescence, wasn’t going to be a part of my life anymore. I didn’t know...
So there you have it, Nova Scotia: Less than one-fifth of the province’s entire population just determined who’s going to lead you, and for how long. No, that’s not an exaggeration. I truly wish it was. But the numbers, as...
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...
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...
I’ll remember the last full week of January for a long time, particularly the 72-hour window that saw shocking falls from grace for three political heavyweights, sweeping changes for Nova Scotia’s education system, the swan song of a veteran...
Do you feel that, Strait area? Did you notice the tides of change washing through Port Hawkesbury as 2019 began, crashing through years – decades – of cynicism to bring a sea of new hope and optimism on the night...
We’re living in an uncertain world, where even something as wholesome as lettuce, or Tide Pods, can be deemed unhealthy and dangerous to the public good. With this in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you that I once again have a...
Due to our deadlines, I won’t be able to comment on this week’s provincial election results until the next time I tiptoe into this space. So, for now, I’ll offer a few random thoughts on a more civilized sport: Hockey....
I’m writing this column three days after an event that I had been fortunate enough to postpone for most of my life, but hoped I would be able to put off for just a few more years.  Cathy and I...
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