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  • Hero today, gone tomorrow

    Directed by Clint (Make My Day) Eastwood, “American Sniper” is one of the highest earning war movies of all time and has generated another one of ...

  • Sports is no longer fun and games

    All that’s changed now, of course.The Men’s Brier, which is coming up next month in Calgary, is sponsored by a chain of doughnut shops, the ...

  • The world will come to an end — maybe

    I should note, however, that if my first prediction (see below) should prove to be correct it won’t really matter if the rest of them are right ...

  • 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 ...