Sunday, February 16, 2020
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...
Midway through last week’s Celtic Colours schedule, a viral video from the Celtic Heart of North America program summed up the effect the festival has across Cape Breton. The carefully-staged clip features Mairi Rankin and Wendy MacIsaac playing fiddle tunes...
For the first time in several months, I don’t have a single topic for my column, so I’ll hit on several things over the next 800 words. Mind you, these seemingly-random thoughts all have one common thread – they’re all...
Sometimes I won’t have anything especially profound or enlightening to say in this column. (I can hear you now: “Only sometimes?”) Occasionally, I’ll have a week that was so full of travels, adventures, and mid-summer memories that...
My new friend Andy seemed to need a little convincing. This was his first time at Swim The Canal, after all. He was visiting his parents in Richmond County, with his wife and eight-year-old son from the Dusseldorf-Cologne area 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...
This week: The bizarre tale of an American late-night host who ran for mayor of a Newfoundland community with a frequently-mocked name. The host: Jimmy Kimmel. The community: Dildo. Now, I’m not surprised...
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...
“Sorry I’m late for the meeting. I was just getting into the polling booth when I got your call. Now, what’s all this about?” “I’m afraid it’s about your son. He’s been incredibly disruptive in the classroom, the playground and...
By the time you read this, the 2017 Celtic Colours International Festival will be in the books, and I will have - hopefully - recovered from one of my busiest-ever experiences with this 10-night extravaganza. A lot has changed since...


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