Month: March 2017

Throwback Thursday – The Hockey Series in the Shadow

All Canadians know about the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series in which the NHL proved its supremacy via Paul Henderson’s last minute goal. In 1974, the upstart WHA took on the Russians with a different outcome. The World Hockey Association was attempting to prove it was as good as the National Hockey League and better than the Russians. …

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Analyzing RAM: Rampant Apostrophe Misuse

You may already be aware that the misuse of the apostrophe is my Achilles heel. Finally, I’ve come to a point where I can refrain from commenting on social media when my friends commit crimes against punctuation but it’s still a free-for-all if it’s out in the public domain for all to see. Banks, retailers, major …

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Smallwood, Big Dreams

All Newfoundlanders know the history of Joey Smallwood. He was the politician who brought the country of Newfoundland into confederation in 1949. As the rock’s leader of the Liberal Party, Smallwood became its first Premier and sat virtually unchallenged in that office for more than two decades. 

Off the Hook!

At Lisa’s Pieces, puns are free – this lamp, yes, it’s off the hook and it will stay that way as it lights up a life/desk/counter/table/what-have-you. 

The Latest in the Outrage Industry

When did we get so sensitive? Did we lose our collective sense of humour while I was napping? I nap almost every day, so that’s entirely possible. What’s with the popular hobby of being offended and outraged where those things don’t exist?

Straight Talk for Media Divas

I’ve always admired Sharon Taylor. She was Canada’s first female radio Program Director. She’s smart, sensible and insightful and that’s never been more evident than in a recent post she wrote in her position as consultant with Byrnes Media. 

Do I Make You Corny, Baby?

Corned beef. It’s one of those things I’ve heard about all my life and never really stopped to think about. Beef that’s been…corned? What the hell!? It turns out that a lot of people don’t know details about this traditional Irish fare.

Apologies to Kermit: It IS Easy Being Green

St. Patrick’s Day churns up memories of five years ago, when a gaggle of opportunistic young people attached like leeches to student-led parties, took over a neighbourhood, rioted, and made the kind of international news for London that no city wants to attract. Cue The Who and Won’t Get Fooled Again!

Keep it Classy, Journalists

The other night before I went to bed, I quickly flipped through my news apps to see what was in the headlines. Show prep never stops, and what’s news tonight from these legitimate news sources will form the backbone of my show in the morning. 

Go Fund Yourself

Anything goes these days when it comes to setting up a crowd-funding page. While some of them are for business start-ups, others are just for…whatever. It’s getting out of hand. 

Voting for Voice-Work

The City of London is considering adopting a different method of voting for the municipal election next year. Instead of first-past-the-post, they’re looking at ranked choice ballots. You rank your first, second and third choices instead of choosing just one and the ones with the fewest votes are eliminated, until a clear winner emerges.

Be Bold For Change

The title of today’s post is the theme for this day, International Women’s Day 2017. Sometimes special, designated days like this one seem to miss their connection to the common person, in this case, women. It feels as if we’re being asked to make a giant personal sacrifice, start a movement, take up arms – …

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