Last week in the quiet of a summer evening when the wind had died and the birds began to sing their night song I came to terms with the chilling reality of where our world has gone.
It was in a book called The Skin of Culture which is a
It is difficult not to have sympathy for those people who for various reasons, including medical, don’t want to get out of their cars on the car deck of some provincial ferries – but unfortunately it is a problem without a solution. It is “the way of the world.”
Several years ago I wrote a piece about the difficulties of working for print in terms of making an error as opposed to writing for “broadcast news”, which is more forgiving. You can get away with things in broadcast news and the general rule of thumb is to keep going
Like you I am growing quickly tired of the steadily rising cost of electricity. My poorly insulated home was essentially warmed by electric heat. It was brutal. That little wheel outside in the electric meter on the house was flying around in winter like a ninja death star. Four years
Well known writer, historian and journalist Will Self once wrote, “It’s a problem, isn’t it, when somebody writes a great book but they’re not a great person.”
This week we tell the story, or part of it, of the very odd Charles Dodgson. He was a mathematics lecturer at Oxford
You know things are never quite as they seem. Lurking in the reeds of the most idyllic of popular stories often lays a darker realty.
I grew up with the world of the Winnie the Pooh books. Not the cartoons. The gentle children’s world painted by the stories and poems
Gifts come in many forms. Some are expensive. Some cost nothing. Sometimes it is the absence of something that can be a wonderful gift. I tell you that so I can tell you that Father’s Day is coming. I don’t know if I will actually see any of my sons
Life is a funny thing. It is a journey of extremes in terms of the full gamut of human emotions. It is filled with broad smiles and sometimes bitter tears.
The royal wedding last week of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a great “time out” for us from the
(From May 27 – June 2nd issue)
Here is a nice story about the real and sometimes unreal world of television and production. Some time ago I did some work for a BBC television crew that was in the province. They were doing a story on the collapse of the
“It won’t be long now.” That’s what former Premier Frank Moores used to say, but he wasn’t talking about the legalization of cannabis.
In just a month and a bit you are going to be able to sidle up to the counter in a number of locations in the province
(From the May 13-19 issue)
I felt for the council of Springdale a few weeks ago and the controversy over its decision not to paint the rainbow symbol on a town crosswalk to show support for the LGBTQ community.
The problem is the reaction to council’s “No” decision. The town
I remember telling you a year or more ago that I no longer drove the Outer Ring Road in St. John’s when it was raining because that road, when wet, was simply too dangerous.
There are ruts in the Outer Ring that make it look like the old Oregon Trail