Dispatches from Beyond the Wall

My Recent Adventures

After my ingenious escape from the city I have been operating incognito, wandering like Mary of the Wild Moor through the rugged back country of Newfoundland and Labrador in order to evade the persistent pursuers dispatched by

Smite Thine Enemies

Morning radio on the People's Network is a passion of mine. Like my regular 7am coffee, I can't do without it. I was likewise engaged this morning when I recognized a voice from the past responding to Piya Chattopadhyay, the…

Deja Vu All Over Again

1933 was a very bad year. The Great Depression, a worldwide economic disaster, was at its peak; Adolph Hitler became chancellor of Germany; and the Dominion of Newfoundland, in dire financial straits, turned out the lights on democracy.

The financial…

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Of Baseball and Politics

"The future ain't what it used to be," said Danny Williams in his address to the well-heeled crowd at the annual spring dinner of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce on April 28, 2016. He was, of course, quoting the great…

My Sense of Entitlement

"I like nonsense," said Dr. Seuss. "It wakes up the brain." The latest gems of wisdom from a carnival barker for the Liberal circus that is the House of Assembly these days would awaken the brains of the dead. I…

Into the Wilderness

( The favela developing around Gibbet Hill since the Liberal budget)

 

Eddie Joyce, Minister of Outports, woke me from my woozy state. He was doing an interview on The Morning Show. "The Liberal government has decided to adopt the term…

Dragons's Den: Part Four--In Which I Escape the Den

Premier Duh-wite and his twelve Dragons had departed for the McDonalds on Torbay Road to partake in the all-day breakfast and copious amounts of Columbian coffee. The torture session during which I had suffered from the most vile and slanderous…

Dragons' Den Part Two: With Shades of Catch 22

Normally I am not of a mind to be obsessed with unseen dangers but it doesn't hurt to be extra careful in the city these days, especially when my wife is absent. Before retiring last night I took the extra…

Dragons' Den, Part One

The overwhelming stench of economic decay, like rotten McDonalds' burgers, flows relentlessly through the lower levels of the city and sticks like bad farts to every restaurant, bar, and storefront downtown. The rancid flood has crested for the moment at…

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Duckspeak: With Apologies to George Orwell

It has been ten days since the government committed highway robbery. Some call it handing down a budget. The nightmares continue. In the dead of night Premier Duh-wyte, dripping sincerity from his pharmaceutical face, utters strange words from deep within…

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Dear Minister Kirby, Where is My Stronger Tomorrow

An Open Letter to My MLA

My Dear Minister:

It's been nearly two weeks now since the unthinkable happened and overnight I saw nine thousand dollars of my hard earned income fly out the window. I thought the shock would…