Category Archives: Opinion

The Enabler

Just a few days after posting The Great Incognitum I was sitting here staring at the keyboard and wondering how to classify Doug Ford, our new Ontario Premier, when suddenly there was Newshawk, the scoundrel, balancing on the Esc button … Continue reading

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The Great Incognitum

This is an essay that’s been buried in my files since 2004.  It is quite long and, unless you are interested in the future welfare of your great grandchildren, you may choose not to read it.  However, at a time … Continue reading

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Wearing the Past

Hi, it’s me again. Newshawk. I know, I know, this ain’t my blog. (I don’t really say “ain’t” but if it annoys Munroe it may upset him enough to want to repossess this blasted blog.) What’s bugging this bug is … Continue reading

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If Pigs Can Fly

Hi, it’s me again. Newshawk. Before I’m accused of stating fake facts I want to make some corrections.  Got a little excited last time.  And the keyboard’s mine again because although Munroe did come around for a spell he’s now … Continue reading

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Newshawk on Justin in Context

  My name’s Newshawk and I’m writing this today because Munroe has given up and dammit all somebody has to speak for him.  And not about Syria. Some of you already know me because Munroe’s introduced me before. He calls … Continue reading

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SINGHING the WRONG SONG

  Here I am, end of this weekend, just sitting alone in the bleak mid-winter staring at nothing in particular when I hear a rustling in the litter on my desk. “Hey,” I say, “if that’s you my little pest, … Continue reading

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A Drama Simplified

Whooeee— we’ve got a living drama going on right before our eyes! I don’t mean the classical Tragedy unfolding south of us as the American government destroys the environment while undermining the rule of law.  No, no. Not that.  There’s … Continue reading

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A PATRIOTIC CONVERSATION

Well, well, well. So our beloved national anthem is receiving another tweak.  Instead of singing “in all thy sons command” we can cheerfully belt forth “in all of us command”.  Personally, I’ve been mouthing the latter phrase for some time.  … Continue reading

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WITH AX AND SAW

Warning. Introducing a 40 minute fictional dialogue having to do with religion. Some months ago I posted an original play, in several installments.  Some of you struggled through it and a few even helpfully commented! But don’t go looking for … Continue reading

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Vulgarity vs Blasphemy

As an antidote to our gloriously joyful sesquicentennial celebrations  I was about to bring myself back to earth with a cynical blog on the erosion of Promises,  Health Care, the Environment,  World Peace, and so on and so forth when I … Continue reading

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