Profile of Ken Simmons

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  • When death comes calling

    Not that this driver had cause, as such. There was no mechanical failure, or sudden obstacle that inspired the off-course excursion. And the fact ...

  • Sensible advice, but who wants sensible?

    Consumer Reports — we have dared speak the name here before. It’s a magazine devoted to mitigating our most base and crude materialism, using ...

  • Back on track

    A reader asked me a question on Twitter a few weeks ago, wondering when the dirt oval at Avondale would reopen. Good question, I thought, so I ...

  • Sweet Sting of success

    Amidst the cheers last winter, when it was announced Sting would visit St. John’s on his Back to Bass tour, were the inevitable moans. “Dinosaur ...

  • Quest for clunkers

    Ah, but in the tiny word ads that filled those black-inked pages might rest the find of our lives. There were no expectations, just the hope of ...

  • Go get 'em

    To be fair, that is true, and that increased level of traffic is worth noting, and patrolling a little tighter in the areas where it is reaching ...

  • Citation sighting

    This confounded the nearby goats, I might add. GM had lofty aspirations for the car, introducing a sporting version (the X11) and even supporting ...

  • I drove your Mercedes

    The lottery invited me to take the SLK for a little spin to help publicize the May 30 draw - deadline for ticket purchase is May 15 - and that ...

  • What's stopping me?

    And after all, am I so delinquent if I have not taken to the two-wheeler while the cars boats hard frost every clear morning, or while the ...

  • Blue Rodeo had Mile One singing

    It’s not like we don’t know what to expect, sitting at Mile One waiting for Blue Rodeo to take the stage for the band’s only date in Newfoundland ...