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Friday, July 1, 2022

This is my opportunity (depending on when you receive your copy of The Citizen)  to join in the celebration of July 1, Canada Day, the day Canada officially became a country, 155 years ago.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Due to our new printing schedule here at The Citizen - deadlines are now on Tuesdays, in case you didn't know - some of our readers may not get their hands on this until after Canada Day, which might make the inspiration...

Friday, July 1, 2022

In an old episode of Seinfeld (though, I suppose they're all old these days), Jerry creates a bit about his Uncle Leo and how he blamed just about everything on anti-semitism. From an overcooked hamburger...

Friday, July 1, 2022

The sins of the son, It could happen to you, Grey areas

Friday, June 24, 2022
Friday, June 24, 2022

Every year (save 2020, but maybe we can all agree to just kind of forget that year when we're talking about annual events) the editorial department at The Citizen puts our heads together for the annual Blyth Festival Edition

Friday, June 24, 2022

If you want to feel old (if you're 45 or older) simply read some of the things being written by younger adults these days.

Friday, June 24, 2022

The old saying goes that "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." This, of course, depends on which side of an issue you're on. But in the pages of The Citizen recently, it's clear that one man's bravery is another man's cowardice.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Well, now that our future settlers have arrived in Quebec City, what next? Some may have chosen to remain in Quebec but those heading westward could sail as far as Lachine, Quebec, where the rapids

Friday, June 17, 2022

Funnily enough, as I've been reflecting on aging in recent columns, fighting the unwinnable battle of getting older, it was really something last week that hit the hardest when it comes to how different things are now, versus when I was a child.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Christianity is an interesting religion these days because it covers all manners of belief systems and can be used to either admonish or be cleansed of all manner of sins.

Friday, June 17, 2022

As we approach Father's Day, I can't help thinking of all those fathers for whom this will be a day of mourning, not celebration on Sunday.

Friday, June 17, 2022

We all pay the price, Same coup, different day, All the wrong moves

Friday, June 10, 2022

While many newspapers will endorse a candidate ahead of an election, The Citizen isn't one of those newspapers. Sure, we voice our opinions on pages four and five every week about those in power and those who aren't...

Friday, June 10, 2022

Last week, having visited a few more stops in my week than had become the norm during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I finally felt like I was doing the job I loved again.

Friday, June 10, 2022

When taken beside other news about the state of democracy, the news that only 43 per cent of eligible Ontario voters cast a ballot in last week's provincial election is depressing.

Friday, June 10, 2022

A new low, Never again, A return to normalcy

Friday, June 10, 2022

It must have been so very, very hard to make the decision to leave homes and family to immigrate to "the new land". The reasons were varied and as the result of different degrees of hardship.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Over the long weekend, I met with a group of friends for the first time in a very long time. What happened was what happens when you get together with people around a table with nothing to do but talk and share a beverage...

Friday, June 3, 2022

For most of my youth (which I feel I can now officially say, as a 40-year-old), I played pretty competitive baseball as a member of a team whose members remained pretty consistent from season to season.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Watch any American television talk show and sooner, rather than later, you're bound to hear someone make the claim that the U.S. is "the greatest country in the world". Really?

Friday, June 3, 2022

Good guys and other myths, Failure to communicate, Don't delay! Invest today!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Among the most terrifying words that parents could hear, in past decades, was that of "diphtheria". Known by various names, such as the strangling angel of children, diphtheria was a scourge that caused grief for many centuries.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Well, everyone -- I'm 40. Thanks for coming along for the ride with me. Those reflections on age were so successful that I've been compelled to stick with them.

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