Many years ago, I found myself in one of those vintage music shops that are a rarity these days (if any still exist). I was killing time while a friend shopped for some real you've-probably-never-heard-of-them kind of music and I decided to buy...
After surviving four years of Donald Trump's presidency of our southern neighbour with so many ridiculous moments that you'd tell yourself "You can't make this up!", I fear I've become addicted to the absurd.
Over the past 14 months, I've wrestled with the idea of our responsibility, as a newspaper, in the pandemic, the lockdowns and the stay-at-home orders, especially when it comes to those who want to rail against said measures.
I'll warn our readers ahead of time that there's going to be some pretty modern pop culture in this column. However, the message is a timeless one: respect the creator's vision for his or her creations. Oh, and millennials are just the worst, aren't they?
As North Huron and Morris-Turnberry Councils prepare for a negotiation session to try to solve the cross-border servicing issues between the two municipali-ties, it's interesting to note that we're in the 20th anniversary of the shotgun weddings...
The other day, on a walk with Jess (and a sleeping Tallulah) we talked about filling The Citizen each week. I relayed an analogy to Jess that I had first used when talking to Publisher Deb Sholdice.
Becoming a father in the last year, my world has obviously changed. I got thinking about that over the weekend as I listened to my wife chat with my nine-month-old daughter as she changed her diaper.
Effectively leading a country, a province, a county or even a municipality takes a special kind of person: to be that kind of a leader, you need to be ready for people to not like you.
Canadians are hardly in a position to criticize U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September. After all, we brought our troops home 10 years ago.
Years and years ago, when I watched Bowling for Columbine, the Academy Award-winning documentary, for the first time, I remember I was blown away by its confrontational nature.
A couple weeks back I was trying to figure out where our relatives had purchased a chair they gifted to us. The chair, which was "the feeding chair" when my daughter Mary Jane was nursing
With U.S. President Joe Biden taking baby steps toward controlling the epidemic of gun deaths in the U.S. and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau making much bolder moves by introducing legislation to ban the sale of assault-style weapons...
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn a lot out of society, both good and bad. One thing I've noticed as of late is the rapid increase in the unironic use of hyperbole that is absolutely ravaging the landscape.
A little while back the CBC announced the cancellation of Kim's Convenience, which sucks. Kim's Convenience is a CBC show featuring the antics of a South Korean family in Toronto, whose patriarch and matriarch run a convenience store.
How you feel about the state of democracy these days largely depends on whether you are a "glass half full" or "glass half empty" sort of person.
Every year around this time I'm handed the onerous task of combing through the province's salary disclosure list, also known as the "Sunshine List" and shining a spotlight on the public employees in our community who make $100,000 or more.
While my colleague Denny tends to spill a lot more ink on this issue than I do, I'll say that I don't often agree with North Huron Reeve Bernie Bailey.
It's interesting that politicians and ordinary voters often express concerns for future generations when it suits their argument, but ignore the plight of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren when it goes against their views.