A Thing Or Two

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A Thing Or Two

A Thing Or Two It may be difficult to take the plugs out of your ears to admit that someone other than you may be right may know a thing or two it may be difficult to unplug yourself from one of your many modern-day devices it may even cause you some minor trauma cause […]


More Alike Than Different I am not a thief not a rapist or a crooked financier or a lying politician I am not a high roller not a murderer not one that suffers with or from sociophobia or that demeans the homeless people that sleep on the street.. I am a worker bee I am […]

Last week as I drove past the boarded up Reversing Falls Information Centre I noticed there was a  cruise ship in port, but there was no temporary information facility at the falls location. I later learned the portable unit was at the Falls View location. I also understand the tour buses that take cruise ship […]

Kanata Day

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Kanata Day

The other evening I was listening to a CBC call in program. The topic was  does Canada’s have a moral obligation to accept more immigrants  in light of the turmoil and displacement of people from Syria and other parts of the world. Some said yea while others said no. There was a few less benevolent […]

Wade Through

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Wade Through

You go through periods the ups and downs you feel as if your world is crashing down around you then you blame everyone within your sight.. you go through periods where you hate black or white you see and feel danger around every corner on a dark lonely nights you even ask yourself why you […]

Editor’s Note: A picture is worth at thousand words. Compare Moncton’s budget for recreational and quality of life facilities compared to Saint John and you will begin to see why Moncton continues to flourish while Saint John  continues to struggle. Don’t shot the messenger, look to City Hall for the answers. 570  

  What Love means to 4-8 year old kids … Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes.. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds , ‘What does love mean?’ The answers they got […]

It Matters Not What You Call It Just Do It Under a very distant and gray moon late in the month of June where wishes can be thrown or call them prayers it matters not the name you give it only matters that from the deepest part your heart you truly care.. there as you […]


Do Not Run, Do Not Hide
Do Not Run, Do Not Hide

Did you ever notice when there’s a ribbon cutting for some grand opening there’s no shortage of politicians coming out of the woodwork. All eager to congratulate one another and to smile for the cameras? It’s called a “photo op” which is a short from for photo opportunity.An opportunity to show the folks a what […]

 June 19, 2015: Trump is Trumped
 June 16, 2015: Donald Trump: ‘I Am Officially Running For President’
 June 1, 2015: Damn those Danes!
 June 1, 2015: If Walmart Paid Its Employees a Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up?
 May 30, 2015: Pass the Poison Please
 May 28, 2015: Bend Over New Brunswick – More of the Same
 May 28, 2015: Did You Know? …….Shift Happens
 May 26, 2015: March Against Monsanto: Thousands Worldwide March to Protest Against GM Crops
 May 26, 2015: Questions raised over Maine lawmaker’s mining support, bankruptcy relief
 May 24, 2015: Thousands worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops
 May 22, 2015: BREAKING NEWS: Walmart Announces Sweeping Animal Welfare Policy
 May 22, 2015: Shame on You Hillary -Who says Politicians Can’t be Bought?
 May 20, 2015: Key legislator promoting Irving mining proposal took unreported free flight from firm’s lobbyists
 May 19, 2015: Free Ride?
 May 14, 2015: Ex-Irving Oil president Mike Ashar sues company for $50M
 May 10, 2015: ‘VICE’ Takes on GMOs, Pesticides, and the Megacorporations Behind Your Food
 May 6, 2015: McHappy Day at McDonalds
 May 3, 2015: Campaign against glyphosate grows in LatAm
 April 30, 2015: How Monsanto’s Glyphosate Is Generating Deadly Antibiotic Resistance
Your Morning Smile – Marriage is Sharing
Your Morning Smile – Marriage is Sharing

The old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink. He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one   pile in front of his […]

 June 29, 2015: Ha Ha I’m Going To Tell God How You Treated Us One Day
 June 24, 2015: Tell Mel We Need a Sober Second Look.
 June 23, 2015: Back to Basics
 June 23, 2015: Letter to the Editor – ParticipAction
 June 23, 2015: Slipped The Chamber
 June 22, 2015: A Message From Dads
 June 21, 2015: More Saint John 3M
 June 21, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Happy Fathers Day
 June 20, 2015: Show Me the Money
 June 20, 2015: Another Very Sad Day For The USA
 June 18, 2015: Letter to the Editor – A Bird in the Hand
 June 18, 2015: Elvis on Velvet
 June 17, 2015: “Walk with Refugees” to Celebrate World Refugee Day
 June 17, 2015: Penny Wise Pound Foolish?
 June 17, 2015: Mel’s Magic Act
 June 16, 2015: The YMCA of Greater Saint John Launches Community Based Survey to Learn about Future Programs
 June 16, 2015: Letter to the Editor – Hired Gun? …..Maybe?
 June 16, 2015: Serious Jeopardy
Your Morning Smile – Worthy Notes
Your Morning Smile – Worthy Notes

A wise person once said:   1. We all love to spend money buying new clothes but we never realize that the best moments in life are enjoyed without clothes.  2. Having a cold drink on hot day with a few friends is nice, but having a hot friend on a cold night after a few […]

 July 2, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Fashion Sense for Over 50
 July 1, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Patriotic Canadian
 June 30, 2015: Your Morning Smile – It’s Sad, But As I Get Older, I Think Differently
 June 25, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Mirror Image
 June 22, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Lawyers Don’t Lie.
 June 20, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Yikees!!!!
 June 19, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Dr. Geezer
 June 18, 2015: Your Morning Smile – The Outhouse
 June 17, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Golfer
 June 16, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Cold Shoulder
 June 15, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Lost in the Fifties
 June 14, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Blonde Detective
 June 13, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Kindness
 June 12, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Count Your Blessings
 June 11, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Safety First
 June 10, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Why Women Cry
 June 9, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Tattoo Anyone?
 June 8, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Human Logic
 June 5, 2015: Your Morning Smile – Safety First
Apples and Oranges
Apples and Oranges

I have been following with some interest the Irving / Repsol special property tax deal that was signed 10 years ago. The “cooked” deal left Irving Oil paying 10% of the normal property tax bill and left the City short of property tax revenue to the tune of about $100 million dollars over the span […]

 June 19, 2015: Company Town Man
 June 15, 2015: Give Us A Sign
 June 15, 2015: Almost Forgot The Little Things
 June 14, 2015: Over Bagels And Cream Cheese
 June 12, 2015: The Sweetest Of Kisses
 June 11, 2015: Lavender And Blue
 June 10, 2015: Someone Had to Stepup to the Plate
 June 10, 2015: Ache
 June 9, 2015: Doors
 June 9, 2015: Rise Up Citizens, ……Rise Up!
 June 9, 2015: Letter to the Editor – Municipal Crime
 June 8, 2015: Saint John Regional Y Special Announcement – Rescheduled
 June 8, 2015: Spring Roar In
 June 5, 2015: From The Top Of The Hill
 June 5, 2015: Letter to the Editor – Barry Ogden
 June 4, 2015: Emotional Mystery
 June 3, 2015: Letter to the Editor – Tell Mel, We Need Action
 June 3, 2015: 162
 June 3, 2015: Nothing Good Comes
The Hand Writing on the Wall?
The Hand Writing on the Wall?

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 June 2, 2015: Peel Plaza Park
 June 2, 2015: Three Blind Mice With a Compass
 June 2, 2015: Will Tarnish Be Your Legacy
 May 29, 2015: Jump Before the Ship Sinks
 May 29, 2015: Peel Plaza Picnics……Anyone?
 May 28, 2015: I Want That Job The Paid Consultant
 May 26, 2015: Renaissance or Erosion?
 May 24, 2015: The ‘Street Car Suburb’ Will Save The City
 May 23, 2015: Slipped The Chamber
 May 23, 2015: Letter to the Editor – Just Plain Stupid
 May 22, 2015: Government review forum fails to produce consensus on cuts
 May 19, 2015: Victor Schukov: Coderre is the greatest Montreal mayor since Drapeau
 May 17, 2015: Why Not Harper
 May 16, 2015: Bet They’re Glad This Ain’t Missouri
 May 15, 2015: The O So Special People
 May 14, 2015: Canada’s Governments Brace for Looming Debt Crunch
 May 12, 2015: The Truth The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth?
 May 12, 2015: An Insult to Saint John Drivers
 May 8, 2015: Letter to the Editor – Divide and Conquer?
Charles Gorman Presentation
Charles Gorman Presentation

The Saint John Free Public Library will co-host two free evenings of talks about one of Saint John’s greatest all-round athletes, Charles Gorman. The two evenings will be Wednesday, February 11, 7pm at Market Square, and feature a talk about Gorman and his military and athletic career. The second talk will be on Thursday, February […]

 February 8, 2015: Officials: 25 people killed in Egyptian soccer match riot
 February 8, 2015: Bruce Jenner Crahes SUV
 February 4, 2015: Now There’s A Real Man
 February 2, 2015: Super Bowl XLIX Highlights
 January 24, 2015: Chicago Cubs icon Ernie Banks dead at 83
 January 1, 2015: Saint John rinks on thin ice as city looks to cut costs
 January 1, 2015: World Juniors: Canada edges U.S. to stay undefeated
 December 19, 2014: Aquille Carr released by Saint John Mill Rats
 December 9, 2014: More than a Hockey Player
 December 9, 2014: The untold truth of the Petit de Grat tragedy
 December 3, 2014: Beloved Habs hockey legend Jean Béliveau dies at 83
 November 24, 2014: Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans celebrate another trip to the Grey Cup
 November 2, 2014: Wilson Kipsang Of Kenya Wins 2014 NYC Marathon Men’s Title
 October 27, 2014: A Commercial, But……. a Good One
 October 23, 2014: Pittsburgh Penguins show solidarity by playing ‘O Canada’
 August 26, 2014: Oldies But……Goldies
 July 15, 2014: Oscar Pistorius in Johannesburg Nightclub Brawl Over Reeva Steenkamp
 July 9, 2014: Touch – Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
 July 9, 2014: World Cup 2014: Brazil’s meltdown caught us by surprise