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 days leading up to Halloween, we got an ugly reminder that few things are scarier than a coward with an agenda. Over a four-day span, packages containing pipe bombs showed up in the mailboxes, residences and workplaces of...
As I watched the remarkable footage of Halifax municipal crews placing a black shroud over the likeness of city founder Edward Cornwallis amidst a large crowd of cheering protestors, my mind flashed to a story I had recently read...
I discovered MAD Magazine in the early ‘80s, nearly three decades into its existence. At the time, the magazine section at the Port Hawkesbury Sobeys location was kitty-corner to the bakery section, so I still recall the...
Even with so many streaming options available at your fingerprints, there’s still something special about the traditional fall launch period for new and returning network shows. So here’s my guide to all the fun that’s only a remote-click away, beginning...
If the recent box-office numbers are any indication, we might be starting to run out of patience with Hollywood’s insistence on filling our theatres with sequels, remakes and spin-offs. Apart from Toy Story and John Wick, the latest...
Congratulations, Canada! You did it! You not only survived Legalization Day, you’ve also done your part to bring down the national and provincial debt! And how did we do it, you ask? By purchasing so much recreational cannabis in a...
“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...

My notebooks

This week, if you can bear with me, I’m talking about some of the notebooks I have on my desk here at the newspaper office. Even in the digital age, having a fresh supply of paper to scrawl down details...
Ahem: Dear Your Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth The Second of the House of Windsor… Oh, forget it. We both know that I’m not fond of that pompous nonsense. Let me try again. Dear...


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