Men come face-to-face with the mortality of their youth when nature tells them the time has come to start wearing a great hat that fits their personality instead of a comb-over that doesn’t.
Some people find their challenge with Monday Night Football or Hockey Night In Canada. Others find it climbing a mountain and Derek Hatfield seeks it south of Cape Horn in world’s ultimate solo yacht racing challenge which attracts only “the toughest of the tough”. What makes him do it?
In search of the St. Vincent parrot, Bruce Kemp discovers that a hike in the rain forest can be so much more than ticking those little boxes on that ‘life list’ you so carefully put together.
There is a plague of government workers upon the land and we may have to turn to the 18th century essayist Jonathan Swift and his Modest Proposal for a solution. With apologies to Mr. Swift.
Bruce Kemp feels cheated that he was never taught in school about the Underground Railroad or the fact that Uncle Tom’s Cabin was right in Canada, a country to which American slaves escaped in search of freedom and human rights. And he wonders, how many other people don’t know about this important part of our heritage?
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is where the big kids play — the ones who grew up to live their ten year-old dream of exploring deep space. This remarkable place in the semi-desert of British Columbia is where Jody Foster or Buzz Lightyear would feel right at home.
It sounds trite, but there are individuals out there who, despite common practice and the vagaries of government, do make a difference — Bequia’s turtle man Ortin King is one of those.
The World Cup has made a convert out of this writer even though he hates sports.
Up until this point I hadn’t realized what this cat meant to me. He is my companion while I sit at home, lost in the struggle of writing for a meager living. When the world beats me up pretty badly, which it does at times, Jimmy plunks his 14 pounds down on my chest looks me in the eye and lets me know he’s there for me as long as I keep opening the can.
In the movie Waking Ned Devine, there’s a scene with the character Jackie O’Shea (played by Iain Bannen) addressing a funeral. O’Shea is interrupted by a lottery official whom he is trying to defraud. Without missing a beat, Jackie launches into an extemporaneous eulogy, ostensibly for his lifelong friend Michael O’Sullivan (played by David Kelly) […]