Sunday, February 18, 2018


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...
Under a Facebook post bemoaning president-elect Donald Trump’s lack of political experience – and the positives and negatives associated with limited exposure to Washington, D.C. – I spotted this comment: “We did the same thing last year in Canada! And...
I was struck silent by the inscription on the gravestone that sat just a few feet in front of me on this quiet Friday morning in northern France. In a sense, that shouldn’t be surprising. This was my first visit...
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...
I wasn’t prepared for the concept that there might be anybody that wouldn’t want to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. I have been looking forward to this anniversary year since my childhood. Having entered the world just over five years after...
“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...
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...
Since the nature of my job dictates that I spend several hours a month on the road – a figure that’s likely to grow exponentially now that we’re into the second week of a provincial election campaign – I’ve...
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and Santa was sighing As true Christmas spirit appeared to be dying At this time of year, kindness should have been stronger Instead, Saint Nick’s “Bad List” grew longer and longer With 12 months of naughtiness weighing him...
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,...
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