Profile of Bob Wakeham

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  • Political dramas descend into comedy

    Is it just me and my warped perception, or does it appear in recent weeks that hardly a day goes by when there isn’t some sort of delicious ...

  • They will be missed

    A couple of weeks back, I waged a frustrating and losing battle with my decrepit computer, a piece of fossilized junk the CBC figured it had ...

  • Our crosses and other icons

    All this juicy back and forth of late about removing crosses and statues from schools reminded me of the fact that I’ve been exposed myself to a ...

  • Bob, reformed

    If I could locate the home addresses of Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin (their postal codes are apparently a challenge for even the most ...

  • Rite of Spring recalled

    An annual rite of Spring for generations of Newfoundland men, as even chronically distracted sixth graders would know, or should know, was a trip ...

  • No winners here

    Byelections, either of the national or provincial variety, are for the most part political plays that follow similar scripts. To state the ...

  • A welcome home and a political primer

    In 1962, late June as I recall, an eternity ago, it seems now, my parents paraded their five young offspring onto an escalator at Gander Airport ...

  • A rite of reporting passage

    Peter Cowan, the CBC television reporter in Labrador, may not be aware of it yet, but I think he had a seminal moment in his young journalistic ...

  • Crime and punishment

    For the record (so to speak): I’ve been arrested three times. Twice I was convicted — once on a shameful impaired driving charge and on another ...

  • Accolades to a retiring Ray

    Whenever there’s a deluge of political news begging to be satirized — this week alone, we had the continuing saga of Penashue-gate, an unctuous ...