The World Cup is over. For me, anyway

There is a silver lining to Canada’s abrupt and rather humbling dismissal from the FIFA World Cup … I won’t have to watch any more soccer. Oh, I might tune in to the odd game, just so I can feel like a member of the human race, since most of the planet is apparently tuned… Continue reading The World Cup is over. For me, anyway

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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

Boo! Now that I have your attention, here are some scary movie suggestions.

The month of October – where we in Alberta begin the gloomy wait for the first cold snap (which might last five months) – has over the past few years transitioned into an entire month of horror. And I don’t mean the beginning of the Danielle Smith era (which might last seven months).  Thanks to… Continue reading Boo! Now that I have your attention, here are some scary movie suggestions.

Is Danielle Smith too much, even for Alberta?

When Danielle Smith accepted the leadership of the “United” Conservative Party last week, with an underwhelming 54 percent of the vote after six ballots, she took to the stage cackling. She laughed and laughed and laughed, like someone who couldn’t believe what just happened. It reminded me of a moment from The Simpsons of Sideshow… Continue reading Is Danielle Smith too much, even for Alberta?