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    • (Lily)

      I looked forward to greeting the lilies each day. “My my, aren’t you looking dainty today? You’re absolutely dazzling! Those tiny pollen filled stamens are...

    • Female premiers role models for women

      Ontario premier-designate Kathleen Wynne’s recent victory has been described as historic in may circles. Wynne is not only the first female premier of Ontario but...

    • Robbie Burrrrns Day

      Your humble narrator recently explored his inner Scotsman. There was haggis. There was fine scotch. There were hairy legs poking out of a kilt. No,...

    • (City)

      So my cousin phones me up all panicky. She has to come to the city for a specialist appointment and there’s been another murder in...

    • Can Obama’s gun control plan reduce violence in U.S.?

      Politics makes strange bedfellows, as they say. A classical example of this is the U.S. where the nation is divided in coming up with gun...

    • Vintage Alberta Beer

      Your globetrotting liquor reporter has returned home from a whirlwind of international travel, and let me tell you, I missed our local Alberta beer. Perhaps...

    • (Safe)

      “Out!” yelled Blindy, as I slid home. I never understood how my imaginary ump could be so darned incompetent. Just once you’d think he’d get...

    • Beers of New York

      Your globetrotting liquor reporter decided to jet away to NYC for the recently passed New Year’s Eve. As you might imagine, in a city of...

    • Now that hockey is back…

      You don’t miss it until it’s no longer available and that was the story of NHL hockey lockout, which wiped out the first four months...

    • (talk)

      Some of my former imaginary friends and enemies could speak. They had squeaky voices from dry air, insensitivity toward my feelings, and clouds of confusion...