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21
Mar
Drinking panther piss & listening to a whistling white elephant

Drinking panther piss & listening to a whistling white elephant

I’m not a connoisseur, but I love wine. It doesn’t have to be vintage wine at $50 a bottle. It can be inexpensive wine from France or Italy or any of the wine growing regions in Australia, South Africa, South America or Europe. It can be red or white or even rose. And, it could be from Canada.

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07
Mar
Viola & Rosa both said enough is enough

Viola & Rosa both said enough is enough

How racist was New Glasgow, my hometown, back in Viola Desmond’s day? Well, it wasn’t just the Roseland Theatre that had rules restricting blacks.

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22
Feb
Fond memories, from one  golden throated relic to another

Fond memories, from one golden throated relic to another

I got a note the other day from Mike Duffy — yes, that Mike Duffy — telling me that a mutual friend was very sick in hospital.
That would be George McLean, former weekend anchor of The National. I love George McLean. When I was hanging my hat in Halifax with the CBC, George was in Toronto working weekends on The National while Lloyd Robertson worked weeknights.

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08
Feb
On pills, paintings & meatballs

On pills, paintings & meatballs

A few years ago, I was forced to enroll in the Senior’s Pharmacare program.
I had a perfectly good drug plan through the CBC which served me well, but I still had to join Senior’s Pharmacare when I hit 65.

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25
Jan
Those were the days: Remembering Gentleman Graham Dennis’s Christmas turkeys, a thriving Downtown Halifax, and Easter eggs at Easter

Those were the days: Remembering Gentleman Graham Dennis’s Christmas turkeys, a thriving Downtown Halifax, and Easter eggs at Easter

The Halifax Chronicle Herald is 140 years old. Management at the Herald is 150 years old. Or, it seems that way.

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