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

  • Curiosity didn’t kill this cat

    I have a reputation for being a trivia buff, and that was in place well before the appearances I used to make on Crosstalk on CBC’s Radio Noon. I ...

  • Textual analysis: phone rules for parents and teens

    I’ve had several conversations over the last few months on a subject that will, sooner or later, be raised in my own household. Teenagers and ...

  • Can’t get that song out of my head

    An earworm is usually defined as a song or a musical phrase that repeats itself to you, whether you like it or not — as if, in other words, a ...

  • Keeping it safe and sound

    A week or so after hurricane Igor, and I still can’t take my mind off what happened — and what’s happening. I imagine chances are excellent ...

  • Can you imagine a life offline?

    As I write this, darkness has just fallen in St. John’s on Tuesday evening, and our living room is illuminated by tealight candles that are ...

  • Free content can come at a nasty price

    Several weeks ago, I was reading about the music business and came across a bit about a famous incident in which Tom Petty fought against price ...

  • Don't get caught in a Farmville foreclosure

    With school back in swing, here’s a tip for parents to think about as they watch their little wonders pass the time on their electronic devices ...

  • Taking stock of Empire Avenue

    Not the street — the veritable border of St. John’s, not all that long ago — but rather the social media network and virtual stock market named ...

  • Quick hits for a later summer's day

    In any event, it takes a bit more effort at this time of year to concentrate on anything. So, one way of dealing with that feeling is to just ...

  • What a whiteboard can teach you

    A few times within an hour, a week ago last Tuesday, I read notes on Twitter about a young woman who quit her job in grand fashion. Before I took ...