Profile of Gerry Phelan

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  • A proud port, and rightly so

    My “other wife” came to town this month. Perhaps you saw her. She was tall and majestic, and looked like something we used to dream about when we ...

  • The political pile-on was shameful

    This time they got it right. I’m talking about the Dunderdale crowd, the ones who often get targeted for doing a poor job of communicating their ...

  • Brace yourselves

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall at private municipal council meetings this fall. We’re in for substantial increases in our property tax assessments, ...

  • Bullying season begins anew

    I was bullied. It’s not something I like to remember, but it comes back to me this time of year. The kids have only been back in school a couple ...

  • Democracy needs to go high-tech

    We’ve become a portable people. BlackBerrys and iPhones, iPads and laptops are everywhere, and we’re told it will soon be even more so. I read ...

  • Summer in the city stirs memories of the past

    OK, I didn't want to write about the weather, but I learned a long time ago to be thankful for what you've got and don't be afraid to say why. ...

  • Minimum wage needs to be hiked

    I don’t know how they do it. I’m talking about people trying to make ends meet on the minimum wage.Ten bucks an hour doesn’t go far. There’s no ...

  • Step up to help cancer research

    Sometimes we feel so helpless. A few weeks ago, a friend called and asked me for a favour, that I deliver the eulogy at his funeral. He had just ...

  • Why Wednesday?

    I’m all for tradition, but if I had my way, tomorrow would be Regatta Day.This watching the weather to see if it’s a holiday in St.John’s on the ...

  • Muscling down the road

    I heard the monster before I saw it. There was this explosive revving, then the roar of an engine and like a submarine rising from the ...