Cathy and I just hit a milestone: January marked five years since we decided to buy a house in Port Hawkesbury. Our first five-and-a-half years of marriage saw us renting an apartment in the town, but we wanted to put...
This week, I’d like to address my fellow members of Montreal Canadiens Fans Anonymous. Okay, that’s probably not the right name for my fellow Habs supporters. We’re hardly “anonymous.” Even in the toughest times, we proudly wear, fly, and bleed...
Those who know me well should not be surprised that I’m still thinking about Kermit the Frog today, even though it’s been over three weeks since I learned that my favourite amphibian has a new puppeteer (and two weeks...

Too comfortable

I started the morning of Thursday, February 15 by waking up, having a cup of tea and two slices of peanut butter on toast, and watching a hockey game. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Before I watched the game, I...
I’m finding myself oddly nostalgic these days – but not for the usual reasons. It’s not nostalgia for my childhood or young-adult years, or pop culture of days gone by. Thanks to YouTube and used-vinyl-album stores, I can wind the...
I never served in the military; I’ve never even put on a uniform. My longest exposure to any military organization was a single evening of test-driving the L’Ardoise Army Cadet Corps during my first month in the eighth grade. (It...
I’m shifting to a sports theme in this week’s column, since so many hockey happenings are capturing my attention these days. Mind you, it isn’t always easy to pick a team to support. Take the recent...
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...
Next Wednesday, Bell Media will host its annual Let’s Talk Day, which sees the Canadian communications giant putting a renewed focus on mental health and encouraging all of us to share our own experiences with anxiety, depression and similar...
“Good evening everybody! Welcome to our first – and probably last – annual Province House Christmas Pageant. I’m your host, Karen Casey.” “Boo!” “Resign!” “Yes, yes, it’s simply grand to see all of you here, too. As your Minister of Education, I...
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