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Sinisterism - Secular Religion Of The Lie

Bruce Walker was kind enough to send me a copy of his book (V 3.0) and I have actually been reading it!  Note it is not a stale project, the current issue is version 3.

By Guest Column Malcolm Hedges- Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - Full Story

TXT of the Living Dead

In a day and age where technology has provided us with giant leaps forward, it is no surprise that the most popular aspects of said technology are the humorous ones. Take,  for example the internet. Putting aside porn for a moment, one of the most popular meme’s - a theoretical unit of cultural information—is the act of putting bad spelling with photos.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Monday, October 29, 2007 - Full Story

Ontario horse had to be put down following cougar attack

image  Rumours have been rife in the London Ontario area that a cougar was on the loose.  People who fleetingly spotted the cougar were not always believed.
  At one stage, rumors of cougars—not just a single one—were so rife that people started to give credence to the urban legend that the government had set the cougars loose to cut down on a burgeoning deer population.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - Full Story

Bella the Movie: Next Passion of the Christ…

Bella, an independent film staring Mexican superstar Eduardo Verastegui, is scheduled for limited release in theatres on October 26.  The movie, an inspirational drama set in modern-day New York, has what America’s been asking for but what Hollywood refuses to give.

By Matt Barber - Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - Full Story

Oh Deer, Deer

“Many gardeners have had a bellyful of brazen deer,” notes Sears’ Tips for Deterring Deer at this useful web site, part of a much larger ‘Advice for Gardeners’ from that estimable retailer.

By Wes Porter - Monday, October 22, 2007 - Full Story

A switch in time

Words of praise adorn the wall of Auto Switch’s myspace page. And why wouldn’t it? Their music is a more pop-ier/ less intense sounding version of fellow Canadian band Nickleback.

By Guest Column - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - Full Story

Gift from the ‘Angel of Doggies’

If there’s such a thing as the ‘Angel of Doggies’ in a troubled world, his name must be Aza.

When Aza, died at age 12 of leukemia last winter, his human companions David and Sophie Dastych were inconsolable without her.

There were so many special things about the lovable Aza, and one of them was she never left David’s side when he was ill and recuperating from a serious operation.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - Full Story

The Salt of the Earth,

The City of Windsor, Ontario is renown for many things. Auto manufacturing centre, major casino, magnificent promenades along the flanking Detroit River. Not visible, hundreds of metres below the city are its salt mines.

By Wes Porter - Monday, October 15, 2007 - Full Story

The Beautiful Creative Mind

The 2001 movie starring Russell Crowe, A Beautiful Mind, portrayed the life of renowned scientist John Nash. The movie focused primarily on his battle with schizophrenia, and how it affected his life. Without a doubt, the movie once again brought to the fore the struggles facing sufferers of this mental impairment.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Sunday, October 14, 2007 - Full Story

Which Plants Are Witch?

The Babylonians believed in a female demon that inhabited ruins. Her name, they said, was Lilith. However, in Hebrew folklore Lilith was Adam’s first wife. Then in medieval times she was a famous witch. Likewise, Hecate was the Greek goddess of earth, moon and underworld only later, as Macbeth discovered, to preside over all witches.

By Wes Porter - Monday, October 8, 2007 - Full Story

October Gardening

Prepare for a stormy fall across Eastern Canada, advises the Canadian Hurricane Centre. Environment Canada in its usual confident way predicts a lack of rain for Ontario all this month and on through to the end of November. Ah well, as Ogden Nash in his glorious rhymes once opined:

By Wes Porter - Monday, October 1, 2007 - Full Story

Listening to Golden Oldies at Echos—where I want to be!

DJ Lenny, Kerry Wilkinson
D.J. Lenny (left) and Owner Kerry Wilkinson

Right up there with investigative journalism and gourmet cooking, the allure of the Golden Oldies is my passion.

Tuning in to AM740 is the start of my every business day. The songs of Dean Martin, Fats Domino and Gerry Vale keep me going. They make all the difference in my overly busy life in front of the computer screen.

Sometimes I get to tune in to AM740 when not writing for Canada Free Press (CFP). Barring business emergencies, at 2 p.m. every Sunday, I put everything aside to hear Gene Stevens. I rate his Vintage Favorites; from 2 to 4 as the best radio show I’ve ever heard!

By Judi McLeod - Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Full Story

No-Waste Lawn & Garden

Minnesota’s motto reads L’Etoile du Nord—The Star of the North. Indeed to our American cousins it is known as the North Star State. If that is so, to judge by their website, surely one of the stellar organizations there must be the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).

By Wes Porter - Friday, September 28, 2007 - Full Story

Children’s Gardening

Scientists call peppers Capsicum. The word comes from Greek kapto, which means ‘to bite.’ In different shapes, colours and sizes, they have been doing just that for over 9,000 years. Some South and Central Americans liked it hot.

By Wes Porter - Friday, September 21, 2007 - Full Story

More Limericks of a Vaguely Garden Substance

Some decried our previous publication of limericks both clean and bawdy, others only the latter. Given the nature of modern clergy, the following addenda certainly might be quoted in their company. Likewise to maiden aunts, in senior citizens homes, at gardening clubs, perhaps even to a bunch of Boy Scouts—most certainly to gatherings of Girl Guides. Only the politically correct must, alas, once again suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune ...

By Wes Porter - Friday, September 14, 2007 - Full Story

Gardening in September

“The first three men in the world were a gardener, a ploughman, and a grazier; and if any object that the second of these was a murderer, I desire him to consider that as soon as he was so, he quitted our profession, and turned builder,” according to the English poet Abraham Cowley (1618-67). Somewhat earlier in his play concerning the melancholy Dane Hamlet, Shakespeare opined: “There is no ancient gentlemen but gardeners, ditchers and gravediggers; they hold up Adam’s profession.” Alas, as the days shorten and high summer turns to low fall, we occasionally reflect upon how others view us.

By Wes Porter - Friday, September 7, 2007 - Full Story