Profile of Tony Collins

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  • Reach out to your inner hobbyist

    Who could have guessed at the time that I'd be sitting there under the studio lights alongside the future MP for St. John's East, the young Jack ...

  • Flaming the pudding: a few easy steps

    This being the Christmas season, I thought it would be nice to do a column on an old tradition which seems to have fallen out of favour. ...

  • Power and control

    Have I got that right? Or should it be the other way round?In any event, it’s an old joke — one I may possibly have used before — and a terrible ...

  • Paying more for less and less

    A trembling aspen had somehow managed to gain a foothold under the chassis and was growing up through the engine compartment, but the automobile ...

  • Politics: the grand disillusion

    And with a provincial election in the offing, and a Progressive Conservative government seemingly hell-bent on self-destruction, you can expect ...

  • The politics of public bathrooms

    Now this in itself is nothing new. Unisex “family restrooms” offering various amenities for the disabled, parents with infants and so on, have ...

  • Puppy etiquette

    More recently, however, disgruntled Gander residents have come up with another stock question by way of expressing their frustration and ...

  • Profiling a moose-hunting warrior

    dly on the other side of the bed.Then he padded silently into the bathroom and began applying alternating layers of hand-mixed camouflage paint ...

  • I want what they’re having

    References to tropical destinations, all-inclusive resorts and Mediterranean cruises abound, as do casual comments on the latest weather in ...

  • No flies on me

    Now normally this wouldn’t have presented too much of a problem since I posses a veritable arsenal of weapons specifically designed to dispatch ...