One of my all-time favourite singers and songwriters passed away not long ago, so I’m writing this column while my emotions are still raw and bubbling just beneath the surface. That seems only appropriate when writing...

Heroes in red

Bear with me this week, friends, because I’m going to take a bit of a leap and draw a parallel between two very different people that we lost this fall – a comic-book mogul who enjoyed a full life...
Dear Santa: I’m sorry it’s been awhile since I’ve written. I think I was 11 the last time I wrote to you. That’s a shame in and of itself, especially since you were so diligent in...
When The Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie lost his cancer battle two years ago, it was hard to ignore the accompanying national outpouring of grief. And yet, as I reflect on last week’s passing of John Mann,...
I’ve only been following university football for just over 11 years – a period that just happens to coincide with my relationship with Cathy, one of the most devoted Acadia Axemen fans I’ve ever known. Even with that little exposure...
I wasn’t expecting to find anything compelling in the latest craze to sweep the Internet, the “Three Fictional Characters” meme that encourages Twitter and Facebook participants to post images of the three imaginary icons that best represent themselves. When it...
This week, two disclaimers: I’m a regular contributor to CBC Radio One here in Cape Breton; and I own 29 of the 30 volumes of Don Cherry’s Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Hockey. They were all Christmas...
By now, even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ve heard the tragic story of the Humboldt Broncos. You’re probably aware of the April 6 accident in northern Saskatchewan that took 16 lives and injured another 13 passengers, many of...
With Hollywood, TV networks and streaming services jamming our screens with holiday content, it’s getting harder every year to choose the right Christmas favourites to supplement other December activities like shopping, taking the kids to see Santa, or sweeping up...
I’m writing this column not long after Cathy wrapped up the longest hospital stay either of us has had in our nearly 10-year marriage, and one of the longest either of us has experienced in our entire lives. But we...


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