Spare me any more news about Spare

In my last blog, I offered up some suggestions to add to your reading list for 2023. Looking ahead, I can safely say that Spare, the tell-all, woe-is-me book by semi-Prince Harry, will not be on next year’s list.  It is no exaggeration to say that Spare has been a sensation, ensuring that Harry and… Continue reading Spare me any more news about Spare


Bad days for billionaires

Next time you’re paying $5 for a head of lettuce, consider this – things could be so much worse. You could be a billionaire.  I mean, c’mon. These poor schlubs are losing hundreds of millions, even billions of dollars! Makes your problems seem kinda puny, right? Yep, these are not good days for the one… Continue reading Bad days for billionaires

How TSN is hurting the Grey Cup, and the CFL

Once upon a time, most of Canada would gather around the ol’ RCA (or Philco, or Dumont, or Electrohome) to watch the Grey Cup game, the championship of the good ol’ Canadian Football League. It was one of the most Canadian things you could do, right up there with ordering a double-double from Tim’s. (Note… Continue reading How TSN is hurting the Grey Cup, and the CFL

The U.S. is on the edge of madness. Can it happen here?

As a political junkie, I find elections fascinating. Unfortunately, we tend to have them only once every four years or so here (depending on the state of the bromance of Justin and Jagmeet), so if you want your fix of politics and elections, we must look to the Formerly-Good Ol’ U.S. of A. And we… Continue reading The U.S. is on the edge of madness. Can it happen here?

Four future Danielle Smith scandals

I don’t think anyone will disagree that Premier-for-now Danielle Smith has gotten off to a rocky start. If I may mix my metaphors, you might even say she blew up on the launch pad. Many of her problems stem from her work history as a newspaper columnist and, most recently, a radio talk show host.… Continue reading Four future Danielle Smith scandals