Christmas

2009 December

At some point, there’ll be a new Earth

2012-09-20T03:26:19-04:00December 19th, 2009|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

OK, so what if Chicken Little was right? Chicken Little is that bird who got hit on the head by a falling acorn and then ran around screaming "The sky is falling!" He got all his forest friends in an alarmist tizzy and, on their way to tell the king, they were summarily fooled and eaten by that Foxy Loxy.

2002 December

Santa: help us all find some horse sense

2012-10-30T04:29:24-04:00December 20th, 2002|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dear Santa: Thanks for last year's gift, the Gulliver's Travels book. I enjoyed the Houyhnhnms, those horse-like characters. So bright. So noble. And those savage Yahoos. So dim. So lost. Poor Gulliver couldn't see himself in them. But Gulliver really was a traveller. Like you Santa. That's why I'm writing. Distribution problems down here are getting worse.

1999 December

Something happened. Something big.

2012-10-30T05:21:53-04:00December 28th, 1999|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Jesus Christ. Superstar. Do you believe what they say you are?" The jingle from the popular rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, catchy as it is, is an incredibly sad reminder that there are people who don't have an inkling of this season's joy.