Category Archives: Reading? Ugh!

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For humour writers, 15 years is called the “banana anniversary”

This week marks 15 years that I’ve been writing this column for The Sherbrooke Record, and it’s the longest thing I’ve ever committed to outside of marriage, fatherhood and not watching the Harry Potter movies. I never get tired of … Continue reading

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Your possible Oscars hosts

With the Oscars just two months away and awards season already feeling like it’s gone on too long, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science still hasn’t come up with anyone to host Hollywood’s Greatest Night. Would-be host Kevin … Continue reading

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Favourite books read 2018

Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor (2017) It’s difficult to explain the allure of Reservoir 13. It’s thrilling without being a thriller, and it teems with life without much actually happening. In tone and intention, it has the feel of a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgendering

Everyone, please? Everyone? If you could all stop arguing for a minute. Really, it doesn’t matter how you’d vote in the midterm elections. We’re Canadian, remember? Uncle Gary, if you wouldn’t mind putting your shirt back on. Yes, it’s an … Continue reading

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One Awesome Liz

Yesterday, I was shocked and saddened to learn via Twitter of all places that Elizabeth Hohenadel had died suddenly. I never met Liz in person but had come to know her through her blogs, One Awkward Year and later Hottsauce, … Continue reading

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Get along, little Doggie

My parents are preparing to move into an apartment after more than 50 years in their home. This means they are dealing with the three rules of real estate: location, location, what are we going to do with all this … Continue reading

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1968

1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. It was kind of a big year for Debbie Bishop. January 15 – An earthquake in Sicily kills 380 and injures around 1,000. Debbie Bishop has been … Continue reading

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