In politics I have an open mind. Well sort of. I usually vote Liberal but that’s media people of my age. A general liberal arts education kind of points you in that direction; at least it did.
I am amazed these days at how it is that many of the
The pages from the months of October, November, and December have fluttered from the 2019 calendar and drifted into history and we have moved into January. Christmas had a bit of snow which messed up some travel plans but it wasn’t the end of the world and that is part
I always preface articles about the Royals by saying I myself am an unashamed and unapologetic monarchist.
My life has been lived out in kind of a lock step with the George VI and his family and then Elizabeth II and her family including Charles who grew up in the
It is time to exhale now. We have come through the high tension of Christmas and we got all the necessary things done or at least most of them. It was tense at times. That is all part of the holiday season. It’s not all O Holy Night and
There was a time when we Christians were in the iron grip of “Holy Mother Church.” That is how Catholics were wont to label the “head office” of their brand of Christianity anyway.
You don’t hear it much anymore because times have changed but really, the Church had a hold
Sometimes it gets surprisingly quiet at Christmas. That is an odd thing, but in the excitement and even within the “madding crowds” and the malls and this “world of purchase” in which we struggle there is a quiet time of the soul that creeps in. It is a place of
I was driving through St. John’s in the rain last Sunday. Down near New Gower Street on my way out of town, I saw people hurrying towards what was the 2019 edition of the Santa Claus parade.
There were whole families headed downtown and sometimes there were moms and dads
Let me relate what I think is an important story about my “Saul on the road to Damascus” conversion moment on matters technological. Like yourself, I had concerns about techno advances in our society and the fact that it is costing jobs. That was until last week.
Circumstances put me
I wasn’t really surprised that Don Cherry got himself fired. He self destructed on national television last Saturday night. As soon as I heard the words “you people” in his rant against low Armistice Day poppy sales I knew he was in trouble. “You people love, ya come here, whatever
I bought an ornament for our Christmas tree this week. The first of the season. I didn’t mean to. I was out to a “box stores” looking for a hinge but inside the store Christmas had taken over.
The place was filled to the hatches with Christmas stuff although it
“Ye know not the day nor the hour.”
The quote is from the Bible and refers, not to the nights of political long knives but rather, the Second Coming. All that as introduction to the idea that for three of the national leaders of Canada’s political parties the future is
You know there are worse things that could have happened than electing a minority Liberal government. It is first of all a strong minority. Just a little help for the Liberals on individual policy issues from the New Democrats or elsewhere and they are fine.
There will be of course