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Live like you were dying

A good friend died suddenly two weeks ago. It particularly touched me and profoundly impacted me because we had spent time together just...

A note to my daughter

My daughter, whom I adore, is about to turn 15. Those of you who have been following my parenting columns over the years in the West...

Football is family is football

The John Abbott Islanders are going to the Bol d'Or this year and there's a family connection for me -- and it is very exciting for...

Don Cherry had to go

Don Cherry couldn't survive the natural fallout from when you wander onto television and yell at immigrants

We have a domain name

Change the bookmarks on your computers and phones, people. You can find us at, and even listed on Google! How...

What an Incredible Day

It was insanely cold outside – and had been since we arrived in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning but as I stood next to Lakeshore...

Top 10 reasons to get a dog

Winters here in the West Island can get awfully cold and awfully dark, and often, they feel awfully long. I mean, we’ve had sub-zero...

The night before….football finals?

What, you wanted a holiday nursery rhyme? It’s finally here. All the practices, all the meetings, all the excitement, the summer nights,...

Walk the plank and strengthen your core

It’s the best core exercise on the planet, for my money – and it is my money There is almost no better way in the world to strengthen the...

Goodbye, Deadspin

One of the greatest reading experiences of my life came when, oh so many years ago, when I was still a reporter and very much in the...

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