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  • For your summer reading pleasure

    The view from here - Ed's note: In this hot and sticky week, I thought I'd do something different and introduce to you a short section from one ...

  • Of now and then

    The view from here - I'm writing this in the van. The van is parked near the beach in a section of town below Springdale proper known to all and ...

  • One born every minute

    "It really is free!" Seeing something like that makes you sit up and take notice. I mean, nothing is free these days. Even your soul cleansing, ...

  • The great escape

    The view from here - Ah, the first full week of summer. That week was enough to gladden the heart of any red-blooded adolescent. Suddenly, you ...

  • Comforting thoughts of eternity

    The view from here - Just had a letter from a woman who says I'm going to hell. Well, she didn't actually say I was going there, but she painted ...

  • The evolution of the sex commercial

    The view from here - For those of you over 40, it's a whole new world, folks. When I was a child, no one ever spoke to us about sex. It was the ...

  • The end is near

    The view from here - "Live each day as though it were the last day of your life." What a wonderful and inspiring thought. What a beautiful way to ...

  • I'd rather you didn't say that

    The view from here - What's offensive? Depends on who you are and where you're from. Most of us in this province are offended by "Newfie jokes." ...

  • What we had to learn to survive

    No end of topics for today's column. A friend suggested I should talk about Tom Rideout. I don't know if she likes him or not. I'd like to stay ...

  • The financial twilight zone

    The view from here - They call it "the Golden Years." Most people are happy to reach that coveted time in one's life, but having made it, many of ...