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The Root of it All

Lighten up!

I’ve already grown weary of hearing of the verdict announced Friday in the Conrad Black trial, and the minutiae that various television media outlets have been serving-up since the verdict was announced.

I’m doing my part.

I got into a bit of a discussion with grumpy old man earlier this week, regarding climate change initiatives.

Back to Godric’s Hollow

On Wednesday, the fifth "Harry Potter" movie, Order of the Phoenix opens in theatres. I won’t be there, however. Not because I don’t want to see the movie — I do — but because I can wait a few days for the crowds to thin out.

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue!

Yes, today is the Fourth of July — Independence Day — "Uncle Sam’s Birthday! The U.S. of A is 231 years old. Comparatively speaking, Canada is a mere youngster at 140.

O Canada!

Happy Canada Day! Sunday being Canada Day – some of you may remember that it was once called "Dominion Day" – I feel duty-bound to expound upon my love of this great country of ours.

Summer Reflections — Part II

Hot town, summer in the city Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty Been down, isn't it a pity Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city All around, people looking half dead Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head.

Summer Reflections — Part I

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’, and the cotton is high. - George Gershwin Okay, we don’t have much cotton growing around here. Yet.

In Other Words ...

Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars. Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars. In other words...

So who is your favourite TV father?

I have toyed with a few ideas for this weekend’s column: gifts Dads want (and don’t want); Memories of dad; the bum rap men, and especially fathers, are getting lately. None of them really came together, though. And then it hit me: TV dads.

Whose Choice Is It?

The debate rages on, although the decision has been made, and a small but apparently influential minority of squeaky wheels was greased.