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Our resident young person explains 'eSports'

Our resident young person explains 'eSports'

Last week, I was walking down the street, and passed a convenience store. Signage told me to act now – now! – to get a collectible cup with some of my favourite athletes on it. Not Connor McDavid. Not Johnny Gaudreau.
Our resident young person explains ‘eSports’

Our resident young person explains ‘eSports’

Last week, I was walking down the street, and passed a convenience store. Signage told me to act now – now! – to get a collectible cup with some of my favourite athletes on it. Not Connor McDavid. Not Johnny Gaudreau.
Dismayed voter might just sit this one out

Dismayed voter might just sit this one out

A federal election is a few weeks away. It’s a puzzle. For the first time since I became eligible to vote in 1972 I am considering sitting out. Civic duty suggests a choice must be made but none of the available choices is appealing.
Dismayed voter might just sit this one out

Dismayed voter might just sit this one out

A federal election is a few weeks away. It’s a puzzle. For the first time since I became eligible to vote in 1972 I am considering sitting out. Civic duty suggests a choice must be made but none of the available choices is appealing.
A sad so long to the Usual Gang of Idiots

A sad so long to the Usual Gang of Idiots

At one time, everybody subscribed to at least one magazine. Maybe it was Life , the king of the magazines, both in circulation and format. It had a competitor, called Look , but we were a Life magazine family.
Making root beer a precious family memory

Making root beer a precious family memory

The invitation to the kids was always the same: “OK, kids, who wants to help me make root beer? The answer was always the same: “Hey, yeah! “ In the 1950s and 60s, once or twice a year, come summer days, many assorted kids would answer the call.
Confessions of a youthful couponer

Confessions of a youthful couponer

I come from a family of couponers. On the rare occurrence my mother had to drag me to the supermarket as a child, I still remember her makeshift Rolodex of coupons – a Rolodex that only made sense to her.

A child's memory of war, and beyond

Ah, youth! Oh the fire of it, more dazzling than the flames of the burning ship, throwing a magic light on the wide earth, leaping audaciously to the sky, presently to be quenched by time: more cruel, more pitiless, more bitter than the sea.
Confessions of a youthful couponer

Confessions of a youthful couponer

I come from a family of couponers. On the rare occurrence my mother had to drag me to the supermarket as a child, I still remember her makeshift Rolodex of coupons – a Rolodex that only made sense to her.

UCP trying to turn unhappy voters to happy voters

The United Conservative Party was elected this spring because a lot of people were unhappy. Now they face the task of making people happy, which is quite a different order of things. One of the first decisions was to cut corporate tax rates.