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Dinah

  Jan 14, 1998 – June 24, 2013 Who was taking care of who?   Hope to see you next time around, my sweet friend. Today’s, and Every day’s, Listening: How I Remember You – Michael Franks

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City Chickens, Country Chickens

City Chickens Country Chickens City Chickens are wired – right to the ground Country Chickens are wire-less, but well-grounded.     City Chickens live in Condos or Co-ops Country Chickens live in coops (no hyphen) Sideways City chickens have no … Continue reading

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Helena’s Menu

I know so many people having birthdays this month. I was just looking back in my journal (now digital) and seeing what my first April entry was. It was on this date! 39 years ago! 39 – the age Jack … Continue reading

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Glints

  At the end of winter, new, strange, glints of light are catching my eye. It’s a twixt time. Transitioning between the grey, black atmosphere of true winter and the clear blue yellow light of spring. When you know, but … Continue reading

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Books by Fruit

      I just got back from the Indigo store at the Yorkdale Mall and I feel sick. How is it possible to spend over an hour in a bookstore and not find one book to buy? Good Lord, … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Name them.

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Rainy Days and Tuesdays

  This may be the last perfect day of summer. Of the warm season. I’m sure it will be. This is not a hot summer day, it’s not a fall day. It’s a transition day. And today is Monday, a … Continue reading

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Pete and Tim at the Moonshine

  It happens every so often that I catch up with some old friends from the heyday of my CBC Radio Comedy days. On Thursday, I got a message from comedy writer extraordinaire, Tim Burns, that he and Peter Wildman, … Continue reading

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Easy to Like by Edward Riche

I met Ed Riche in 1989 in St. John’s.  I was the Toronto CBC guy (a hateful position to find yourself in) going around the country and meeting/recruiting new local writers for radio comedy. Ed and his writing partner, Steve … Continue reading

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“My Favourite Medium That I Hardly Ever Do”

  I was surprised and delighted to hear Neil Gaiman  the other day on the Guardian Books Podcast from the Edinburgh Book Festival. He was being interviewed mostly about the 10th Anniversary Edition of his book “American Gods”, but at … Continue reading

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