Month: November 2010

My New Favourite Band

Sons of Sylvia is composed of three brothers who have backed up Carrie Underwood for years.  As The Clark Brothers, Adam, Ashley and Austin won a reality show contest called The Next Great American Band and they’ve broken off on their own now after the name change.  They continue to perform with Carrie, too.  …

The Buxbaum Legacy

Back in 1984 when Komoka resident Hanna Buxbaum was dragged from her car on the 402 and shot to death, it horrified the entire region.  I was working at London radio station CKSL at the time and can recall the shock and  horror at such a terrible crime against one of the city’s pillar families.  …

Where There’s a Will

I am anti-Will Kit.  Sure, it seems like a good idea to avoid an expensive  lawyer and write the thing yourself until you hear the horror stories of people who didn’t know the proper lingo and left their heirs to battle the government – or each other – over their estates.  …

I (Don’t) Love a Parade!

It may very well be because I don’t have kids that I don’t get into the whole parade thing.  If I were taking a child to a parade, well, I’d stake out a prime viewing spot and wait as long as it took to see the fat man in the red suit go gliding past.  I suppose that’s why people do it.  But frankly I’d just like to see the the whole thing reduced to the one float – Santa’s – and be done with all of the anticipation.  Then again I haven’t submitted my list to the big guy this year so I’m not so excited about seeing him, I guess!   …

Trivial Matters

It was bound to happen eventually.  After years of absorbing trivial details about the lives of the rich, famous and notorious – sometimes against my own conscious will – I’m starting to feel a bit like a burgeoning pop culture brontosaurus. …