Profile of John Gushue

John Gushue takes a tour through the Internet with the Surf's Up column each Thursday. He is a former editor and political columnist with The Telegram , and is now a news writer for CBC.ca in St. John's. Read past Surf's Up columns (and much more) at his blog: johngushue.typepad.com .

All articles of John Gushue

  • Hit them with your best shot

    Three years ago, James Surowiecki published "The Wisdom of Crowds," a book that has helped popularize a concept that is very much a part of our ...

  • Clear your head, clear the decks

    Ive had plenty on my plate lately. Tons of stuff to do at work, some pressing family matters, and the return of fall activities have all made for ...

  • How green is your neighbourhood?

    Friends of ours broke down recently and bought a second car. Apart from the expense, they were conflicted about the environmental aspects of ...

  • 'Star Wars,' as you've never seen it before

    Whenever I meet someone who's never seen "Star Wars," I'm not quite sure how to react. How, after all, can you go through life not knowing how to ...

  • Face the Facebook

    Tim is cautiously aware that his mother is now on Facebook. So wrote my friend earlier this summer, to update his status line on the popular ...

  • Nudge nudge, wink wink: automatic prods get your memory in action

    I carry a little book in my pocket in which to write down important appointments and I also keep an electronic sort of version on my computer, ...

  • Bard silly: Brush up your Shakespearean insults

    Sure, William Shakespeare crafted some of the most lyrical language ever spoken in English, but the fellow could throw out a hell of an insult, ...

  • A library without a checkout counter

    Reading for pleasure is something we often take for granted. However, many kids grow up without enough material to stimulate their growing minds ...

  • Hit that beat, even if you cant keep time

    Are you the sort of singer who keeps to the shower? Does even just clapping along with a crowd make you feel anxious? Regardless of whether you ...

  • When the travel bugs bite

    I started my vacation this week, and goodness knows I need a break. Over the last few months, we've been thinking about and planning our trip, ...