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  • Warning signs your MHA is being bullied

    But we’ve come a long way since those dark days when turning the other cheek and/or buttock, rather than being a sensible option and a form of ...

  • The sad and lonely lives of snowbirds

    There’s not a lot for them to do down there, other than sitting out in the shade drinking American beer and watching crews of Mexicans mow the ...

  • ‘Strombo’ and hockey

    That doesn’t seem to stop you from writing about everything else, they shot back, which, of course, I couldn’t deny and should have seen coming a ...

  • The south coast and what might be lost

    What follows, of necessity, are just a few of the rather disjointed impressions I would have jotted down in my notebook, had I been on the ball ...

  • Popularity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

    To enter, send your answer in 900 words or less to me and I can run the winning essay under my byline in The Telegram.No, wait … that wouldn’t be ...

  • Package deal

    Scientists (well, a few anyway) now tell us that one of the chief driving forces behind human evolution wasn’t so much the natural selection of ...

  • No peace

    The fact that there’s so little of it around shouldn’t stop us from hoping for the best, I suppose, but there doesn’t seem to be much grounds for ...

  • It’ll all get done — by someone

    Women hate it when men say that because, while they do know, deep down inside, that everything will indeed get done — eventually, as it is every ...

  • And … get off my lawn, you whippersnappers

    The other day I was ranting on about something or other — it might have been the NDP’s self-immolation (no surprise there), or the Liberals’ ...

  • On paper

    McLuhan, in case you’d forgotten, was a Canadian pop-culture philosopher of communications theory whose famous aphorism “the medium is the ...