The thing about the House of Windsor is that it is a polarizing entity. You either love them or hate them. Now I am a monarchist. I’m not sure why; maybe it is because I just like a good story. Over the years my favourite Royals did seem to have
My snowblower pulls a little to the left this winter. We have had one storm and there is snow in our future.
During the December storm I noticed that my snowblower didn’t stay on a straight track. Every couple of seconds you need to use force to straighten it up.
A long time ago children, including myself, used to write our letters to Santa Claus and then throw them in the fireplace for delivery. When the letters burned they were carried away to Santa at the North Pole. I don’t think children do that anymore.
It is a tradition that
t was the most horrific of wars. In World War I the technology of the 20th century ran headlong into a plan of battle straight from the 12th century. Millions of men on both sides died like dogs for nothing.
Less than two decades after World War I the world
In my world it is never too early to put up the Christmas lights. The 25th of November was my day. It has been a part of Christmas for me for seven decades.
When my brother John and I were growing up Christmas began, not with Advent or by any
St. John’s is not like the rest of the province. You get a different view from here on various issues. We are city boys. The term my grandmother, who was from Bay Bulls, used for people from the capital was “corner boys” or sometimes, less kindly, “dirty auld St. Johns
It hasn’t taken long to reach the finish line in a working life; but what a ride it has been! A lucky man am I to be able to say I worked on the Newfoundland railway passenger service. A young man all spiffed up in black pants, white shirt and
(Taken from the Nov 18-24 issue)
The political reality of the right wing movement known as “Trumpism” is alive and well. That was the big take-away from the midterm elections in the United States. The Democrats did take back control of the House, but the Senate still belongs to the
Nothing is more interesting than provincial politics. No endeavour is more volatile. During the past week or so the ship that is the Liberal Party has come perilously close to the rocks.
It isn’t on the rocks, but they had better watch out. There are rocks out there. First, there
The legalization of marijuana has come upon us and the world didn’t collapse. There aren’t wandering gangs of wild-eyed potheads roaming the streets looking to overthrow the government.
This is a good opportunity to tell you a story from the good old days and a road not taken. In the
Bruce Marsh was a television announcer at CBC. He had a wonderfully rich and comforting voice. He did the voice-over commercial for Kraft Foods on the programs they sponsored. He was the staff announcer. Juliette on Saturday nights after hockey was one of those programs.
Why do I tell you
You know he fact that Brett Kavanaugh is now sitting as a Justice of the Supreme Court should come as no surprise to anyone. In the final analysis the case against him on sexual assault allegations was not strong. In fact you could drive a truck through the holes in