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*Originally published in our September 18-24, 2022 issue
I’ve been privileged to meet – as well as to thank– many who work in the tourism industry throughout the province of Newfoundland & Labrador that 520-odd-thousand of us are still blessed to call home.
As these tourism angels I’ve encountered worked

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*Originally published in our September 11-17, 2022 issue
We were in a restaurant in a hotel in Paris. It was the middle of the Republican primaries before that weird election that took Donald J. Trump to a one term presidency.
Wife and I were on a short trip to France.

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*Originally published in our September 11-17, 2022 issue
I was raised to believe in things that are not of this world. The more ‘mysterious’ the better for me and mine. My mom’s father was a bit of a character. A very religious man, he had quite a few superstitions and

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Father used to tell me school days are the best days of your life. Not so say I! My school experience obviously is from a different time. There was no Kindergarten or early childcare. 
We were ripped away from mummies apron strings when we were seven years old. No play

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*Originally published in our August 28-September 3, 2022 issue
I was down to Argentia last week. It’s completely different now and I had not been there since the naval base closed. In fact I have only been there a couple of times before. 
Memory is a funny thing. When I

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*Originally published in our August 28-September 3, 2022 issue
It’s been an interesting summer, and there’s certainly been much to celebrate. My daughter turned 14 for one thing, and we have had the pleasure of spending many a day together touring the province. 
We’ve had some wild mother/daughter adventures. In

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*Originally published on our August 21-27, 2022 issue
I was driving out the Kenmount Road the other week and my car dropped into a pothole in the road under construction. It was of Olympic proportions. Is it my imagination, or has that road been under construction for a couple of

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*Originally published in our August 21-27, 2022 issue
The movie-star-like personality that was the late Geoff Stirling often philosophized that we are stars and producers of our own movie: life. 
That we get a staring role and have the privilege of dictating the direction of our own destiny is a

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*Originally published in our August 14-20, 2022 issue
There’s moments in life that just stand out in each generation. For folks in their 50s and up, the moon landing in 1969 was one of the bigger events, but the passing of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, on

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*Originally published in our August 7-13, 2022 issue
There was a sadness about Pope Francis when he arrived in Canada on his tour of “penance” last week. He’s a decent fellow and genuinely has offered apologies and sought forgiveness for the sins of the Roman Catholic Church against Indigenous children

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