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  • Long day's journey into night

    It is Dec. 29, 2002, and my father has just died. I look through the patio doors to where large birch, aspen, apple, plum and cherry bend in ...

  • Doughnut holes

    It was a most scintillating conversation. Fourteen of us sitting around the dinner table. Eight were kids, which may explain the topic that had ...

  • The Importance of the Trivial

    What did the Prime Minister do with the communion wafer? (And other news headlines that drastically affect the way we live and breathe and have ...

  • Rescue squad

    This story is fiction. Harlequin fiction, perhaps, but still fiction. In the meantime, please be warned. This column has elements of sex in it. ...

  • Animal revolt

    So now we have a pandemic on our hands. Which, I guess, is why we're told to wash our hands frequently. Unfortunately, the swine flu seems to be ...

  • The beer facts

    "Gotta get me moose, b'y!" That's the rallying cry of the fall season among the hunting elite in Newfoundland and Labrador. "Gotta get me ...

  • No age limit for some things

    She can be seen quite often on television. She and her Significant Other are sitting on a chesterfield. Neither seems to have much interest ...

  • Voice of the divine

    "Jesus is talking to you!" The words were clear enough, even through the haze that encompassed my mind and kept me from opening my eyes. But ...

  • The seal of disapproval

    I have been a great supporter of the Olympics. Other Half and I spend many hours watching them, summer and winter, every two years. Can't wait ...

  • Breaking up is hard to do

    She just up and left me. Actually, it happened several days ago without any warning whatsoever. One moment she was there, the next she was gone - ...