Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hitchhiker

It’s become so taboo in today’s society that we hardly even use the word anymore. There was even a horror movie made about it a couple of years ago. I didn’t see it. For two reasons. I don’t watch scary movies … Continue reading

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Fugitive

The word ‘fugitive’ conjures up all kinds of images. What brought this to mind was a documentary I saw last week on Bobby Ryan, the newest Ottawa Senator, and his childhood spent on the lam from the law with his mother and … Continue reading

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Camino

It’s known as the Camino de Santiago. Or sometimes as the Compostela de Santiago. Good on you if you’ve heard of it. “What the hell is a Camino,” was the reaction of most of my friend when the subject came … Continue reading

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Modern Family

It started soon after Glen and I sat down for a beer after the game at the R.A. Some might call it a rant. Never would that word cross my lips, but others have used it to describe my point … Continue reading

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Famous Neighbour

It was interesting to watch Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, my former neighbour, during the Sens game the other night. He looked like something the cat dragged in, as my mother used to say. And that’s without being … Continue reading

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The Montreal Diaspora

When people find out that I grew up in Montreal and spent  lot of my childhood time in Quebec’s Eastern Townships they invariably ask, “Well, are you a separatist, then?” Hardly. The Parti Quebecois and their separatist ideology severely damaged … Continue reading

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An Old-Fashioned Rant

Maybe it’s time we all take a deep breath and calm down. Look who’s talking, those of you that know me are thinking. But the thing is, the mood and commentary out there just seems to be a little over … Continue reading

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