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    • (dice)

      These days it’s hard to remember half the players on the home team, let alone another 29. Leave that to the ice-game enthusiasts who do...

    • Alexander Keith Hops To It

      Faithful readers of this column may recall that North America is experiencing a decade-long surge in the popularity of craft beer, as the unwashed masses...

    • What’s Growing On in Gardening

      With the thought of the warm days to come – you know, the ones that weatherman has assured us are on the horizon – many...

    • English Spirits

      The Right Honourable Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady herself, shuffled off this mortal coil last week. Readers in the audience that were of school...

    • (Team)

      There were usually the four brothers, the minimum number to pick two teams and have a game. The Imaginary brothers stayed away for fear of...

    • Golden Years not so bright for retirees

      Everyone anxiously awaits retirement. We have visions of spending our Golden Years golfing every day and spending time at some exotic island with margarita in...

    • California Dreamin’

      Your globetrotting liquor reporter took a quick trip to California last month, and naturally, my thoughts turned quickly to booze. Flying into San Francisco, I...

    • Bird Is The Word

      As I went out the door on my way to work this morning, I caught a glimpse of a cedar waxwing in a mountain ash...

    • (Seal)

      My often too-real-for-comfort, but imaginary friend Kate absolutely hates seals. She believes they’re yappy, yippy smooth-skinned and stupid. They stick their ugly noses in the...

    • Speak English, you are in Canada!

      A reader wrote a letter to one of the local daily newspapers recently complaining about “Italian or Spanish-speaking men speaking their native language loudly” at...