Category Archives: Entertainment

Maybe it’s time to kill the May Show

. . The May Show of today is a pale imitation of the May Show that was so successful through the 1980’s and the first half of the 90’s, so maybe it’s time to stop pretending and just let it … Continue reading

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Sunday Blues Spotlight: Derek Miller

. . I first saw Derek Miller when he was featured on the live music TV program, ‘Arbor Live’, on the APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network). Arbor Live is a fantastic show to catch great new and independent bands. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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The greatest Christmas movie miracle of all time

. This originally appeared as a column in the December 22 print and online editions of the North Bay / Nippissing News, the weekly newspaper I’ve been writing for recently. I’ve been recovering from some fairly serious illnesses over the … Continue reading

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Little Victor Update | The finger

. My son has learned the eternal and universal symbol for the concept of “I want”… he has learned to point, which he does a lot now. Pointing is quickly followed by him looking up at you with his huge … Continue reading

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Using boiling water to make snow on a -25C sick day

Someone in the Northwest Territories uploaded a video to YouTube showing how to make snow with boiling water… I know, finally someone found a use for the Internet besides spreading Mayan propaganda and killing off the music industry. Basically a … Continue reading

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Canadian Inventions — Hollywood

A long time ago in a state far, far away… and at least sixty years before Scientology took over, Hollywood was invented by Canadians. Mary Pickford, who starred in 248 movies between 1909 and 1950 as well as co-founding United … Continue reading

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