*Originally published in our June 19-25, 2022 issue
Those of us of a certain age know what it’s like to have had a baby boomer father. Those dads were cool. Pack of smokes in pocket with one smouldering from the jaw. They all looked like James Dean with a baby
If, like me, you’ve ever lived outside the province of Newfoundland Labrador, then you’ve learned not to take this province’s beauty for granted. The shimmering seaside, the vast and mysterious ocean, the wildlife, the way of life and the people who live here: everything and everyone just seems a tad
*Originally published in our May 29-June 4, 2022 issue
At one recent Newfoundland Growlers hockey game, announcer Chris Ballard paused to welcome some newcomers to our province who had also been invited to the game that night.
Following the formal introduction, those gathered to cheer on the home team stood
I was watching my four-year-old nephew a few weeks back and he was literally bouncing off the walls – and off the bed – somewhere down the hall.
While the ruckus didn’t bother me in the least, I figured I had better go check just in case I had
I caught a glimpse of the CTV news as anchor Lisa LaFlamme was sharing the word that she and others had been recognized at the Canadian Screen Awards. The news cycle world we live in has become very competitive, she shared, but with everything those who report the news have
s we here at The Herald prepared to feature Nikki Spracklin from Rock Solid Builds, I had an interesting conversation with a school friend who just happened to be a female Red Seal Electrician.
My friend, Jojo Greeley, who’s been involved with many endeavours supporting women in trades in this
*Column appeared in our March 13-19, 2021 issue
When times are toughest, try a little humour. Comedy eases tense situations, including living through the unknowns of COVID-19. During the early days of the pandemic, my daughter and I ended each day with an episode or two of The Office so
*The following was published in the February 27-March 5, 2022 issue
I was in Chapters with my daughter the other day and as we waited to check out I noticed something curious on a rack near the cash.
The items that drew my eye were two magazines – National Geographic
While out for supper in Grates Cove, my partner noticed a record player in the corner with a curious pile of LPs near by. Since we were the only diners at the time, it made sense for us to select the evening’s background musical ambiance from the much varied vinyl
Back in the day, my love aspirations were based on couples I’d seen on my favourite soaps. To fall in love just like Bo Brady and Hope Williams was probably the biggest goal in my younger life.
Oh! To have someone call me ‘Fancy Face’ as I set my wide
Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said everyone would eventually catch the virus. Still, when I saw that blue line on the rapid test just after the New Year, I was in disbelief. With all the travel and going I’ve done, you kind of get to feeling a little invincible, or at least
As of this writing, COVID once again has us huddled in our homes for school and work. Hours after the end of one snowstorm, with two more potential systems headed our way, there’s really not much to do but sit back and wait for all this – the worst of