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Oct
Boy, did I ever get  the wrong Stella Maris!

Boy, did I ever get the wrong Stella Maris!

Late Sunday night my phone rang. Something of an oddity.
The number looked perilously close to that of Frankland managing editor Andrew Douglas.
“Must be important. I wonder how many rings before he finally hangs up and goes away?”
But Andrew is nothing if not persistent. Particularly when it’s just shy of 10 p.m. on a Sunday night.
“Busy?” Andrew asked.

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01
Oct
The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen  & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

One died just weeks ago. The other man died 17 years ago, September 28, 2000.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Allan J. MacEachen were deskmates in the Commons for many years. Deskmates, but not soulmates. Alike in some ways, but contrary in many other ways.

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01
Oct
And the bands play on...

And the bands play on...

As best I recall, it would have been 25-30 years ago that I first crossed paths with Lennie Gallant.

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01
Oct
Playing nice at Hal-Con

Playing nice at Hal-Con

By Bruce Wayne: We had to buy our own ticket to get into Halifax’s comic-con event at the World Trade and Convention Centre, because Hal-Con organizers don’t like us.
As was explained to me by the person doling out media passes, there’s a no-bullying policy at the science fiction event and last year we were mean to them.

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18
Sep
Former slumlord all angried up at Frank

Former slumlord all angried up at Frank

Apparently Patrick Johnston is gunning for us.
Three weeks after Frank 774 hit newsstands — which recounted the former Dartmouth/Spryfield slumlord’s misadventures in the Dominican Republic — I received a lengthy email demanding not only a retraction and apology, but a sit-down meeting during which he would be accompanied by a lawyer. Oh, and a security detail.

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