All The World’s A Circus – William Thomas

If It Weren’t For Bad Luck, This Guy Would Have None At All

Lost: ten-year-old Endicott Beagle. Deaf, blind in one eye, missing front right paw. Comes when called to the name of ‘Lucky.’ (Yeah, but not right away, eh?) Dylan McWilliams is a lucky guy. Or to quote the 20-year-old outdoors man … Continue reading

July, National Cat Month, Remembers “Weggie And The Screen Door”

Weggie has just been inducted into that exclusive club of brainiacs known as Mensa. Normally, this elitist organization of intelligentsia only accepts people with the highest IQs in the world. My new cat Weggie qualified because he was able to … Continue reading

The Canada/U.S. War of Dirty Words

Shoe smugglers? Now President Donald Trump is calling us all a bunch of shoe smugglers!!! Trump is still going on and on about how Justin Trudeau stabbed him in the back while he was flying and fleeing from the G7 … Continue reading

The Shelter Lady – And Other Cruel Big-Sister Tricks

Occasionally people will award me the highest compliment a humourist can hear as in: “You’re a pretty funny guy.” Inevitably, this is tempered with: “But you’re like, well, kinda screwed up. No offense.” Truth is, they’re probably right. But trust … Continue reading

Shame-Based Billboard Justice

If you have not seen Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, – do. Beautiful, horrible, touching, crass, frightening with a message of hope and forgiveness – this film is the very reason we go to movies. Not just to be entertained, … Continue reading

Never Misjudge A Book By Its Title

So I’m lining up my summer reading list, starting with The Dutch Wife which so far, I cannot put down. Then there’s Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan and The Purchase by Linda Spalding. Anything I can get my hands on … Continue reading

The Garden of Eden Revisited

Don’t get me wrong. The Garden of Eden was probably a lovely place to live and a perfectly constructed waterfront community located between two rivers that ran into the sea. Location! Location! Location! Fortunately for this pristine spot, land developers … Continue reading

Airlines – The Good, The Bad, The Dry With A Flinty Finish

For people who travel above the clouds at 600 miles an hour, all of a sudden those friendly skies ain’t so friendly anymore. United Airlines customer service training program seems like it was ripped from the pages of the prisoners’ … Continue reading

And That Was Just Last Week!

As a reader of several newspapers, it’s always a good week for me when items jump off the page and require second takes. “No Frills celebrates ‘swagger’ with clothes.” This article announced that the discount grocery chain will be launching … Continue reading

The Stalkers Guide For Dummies

Celebrity stalkers seem to be upping their game these days. Last month, 26-year-old Bruce Rowley robbed a bank in Ansonia, Connecticut and then drove to pop star Taylor Swift’s mansion in Westerly, Rhode Island where he threw the $1,600 loot … Continue reading