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  • Girls’ hockey rocks

    Maybe because we’re more of a hockey family than a dancing family. Maybe I just prefer to watch a good ol’ hockey game in a freezing rink rather ...

  • Now, a crossing guard

    We meet in the middle of Elizabeth Avenue, usually in heavy traffic, but Dave commands such authority with his hand-held stop sign that all cars ...

  • Trailing snail mail

    Recently one of my presumably well-educated children asked where one is supposed to affix the stamp on an envelope. I was shocked. This year will ...

  • The Houston/St. John’s connection

    For most people, the agreement signalled the beginning of oil and gas development in Newfoundland and Labrador. “The signing of the Atlantic ...

  • Wes Anderson and the hula hoop

    So far I’ve hooped through “Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” thoroughly enjoying Brazilian Seu Jorge singing David Bowie in Portuguese. I’ve ...

  • Lego epiphany

    The Lego brick as we know it was only patented in 1958 by Ole Kirk Christiansen. Christiansen invented Lego in Denmark in 1949. Since then, ...

  • Power outrage

    Luckily, they were staying in a fully furnished apartment when they arrived. I don’t think they were too keen on venturing outside for ...

  • A mile of children

    Edward Furlong, a mechanic superintendent for St. John`s city council, met Loretta Flynn in the 1930s at what was then called a basket party (now ...

  • God bless the hurlers

    The cows moo deeply (muuuuh) as I glide by on an old upright clunker bike I borrowed from the reception desk at Castlemartyr Resort where we’re ...

  • Otherworldly Iceland

    First of all, Icelandair offers up to seven-night stopovers at no extra cost (icelandair.com). Tidbits of information come up on the TV screens ...