Taste and smell are very dramatic memory triggers. They can take you back to the past better than any photograph.
A few years ago, I brushed against a fur coat that was hanging in a closet. In an instant I was transported back to my childhood home and the soft
In school at the beginning of the year we got new exercise books. Now we have talked about that before. Renewal, a turning of the page, etc. This was a long time ago. We called the books scribblers.
They were actually called Caribou exercise books. They were made of dirt
Some years ago there was a woman who stayed on the same hospital ward as my late mother-in-law. This woman was nice enough and she was a regular Herald reader who thought that I somehow lived off-grid somewhere in the interior of the Avalon wilderness area. That is because I
It was dark when I drove down a hill in Topsail one night this summer. The sun was long gone behind Bell Island and it was “the dark of the moon.”
I was getting ready to turn left on to another road and towards home when I saw two vehicles
Several times Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to be extricated from protests that threatened to turn violent
There are aspects to this federal election where you almost must avert your eyes. Several times the Prime Minister had to be extricated from protests that threatened to turn violent.
In this instalment of ‘This Week With Jim’, NTV’s Jim Furlong talks climate after the UN climate change panel releases a new report
Living in the woods teaches you things. Our house used to be in the woods near a pond, but we came here 40 years ago, and
There is an old expression I learned in Labour College about how weaknesses in a contract “invite mischief.” The phrase has come to my mind in recent days when we hear the deeply disturbing reports of graves found on the grounds of so-called residential schools run by the Catholic Church.
I feel a bit better today about the future of our province. Optimistic by nature and despite keeping well-peeled eyes on public matters for a living and writing about them, I note with interest a June news release from The Board of Trustees of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School