The rocky road to Dublin

Finally, after almost two years confined to the neighbourhood, I was heading back to Dublin, my home town, and looking forward to two weeks...

Rural drain to revival

We all know it. North Grenville is, increasingly, a bedroom community to Ottawa. This state of affairs is produced by a number of factors,...

Don’t get taken for a spin

Political spin is a propaganda technique characterized as an attempt to control communication in order to deliver a message in a manner most beneficial...

Political world

Historians used to have an approach that was called The Great Man Theory. This said that the really powerful motivating factor in history were...

The fool on the hill

I understand we’re in a federal election campaign, yes? I may seem a little confused, but, to be honest, the whole election thing seems...

We can work it out

Readers will notice a rather excited exchange in the Letters section this week, as some correspondents dissect what they saw as a misleading, if...

Obla-di, obla-da

It seems to me that we’ve all ben experiencing what might be called a state of heightened mental awareness for the past year and...

New Home in the Sun

“Well, I dreamed I saw the silver spaceships flying, In the yellow haze of the sun, There were children crying and colours flying, All...

What was it you wanted?

To quote Bob Dylan: “we live in a political world, where mercy walks the plank”. There are times when it seems that no-one is willing...

Beware of darkness

I’m not sure if people were always this simplistic, or is it the result of too much Facebook and Twitter and other “platforms” that...