Is it just me or can you, too, hear the distant melodic strains of John Buchanan singing “Out on the Mira,” or catch the faint whirr and whiff of an untendered, unwanted electric toilet seat off in the distance? It is perhaps too early to consign our new premier to the dustbins of provincial political […]

The truth is it’s fiction… but true “This is a work of fiction. Any similarities between the events and characters depicted herein and actual events or persons, living or deceased, are purely coincidental.” The most interesting revelation of my first full, official week as a published novelist is the number of people who seem to […]

Hypocrisy, thy name is Harper What should a poor Palestinian make of the latest news out of Ottawa? On the very day last week that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was standing in the phone line queue to be among the first to congratulate Ehud Olmert, Israel’s new prime minister, on his election victory, Harper’s […]

Sinking deeper and deeper into the Iraq quagmire Three years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a look back in words and deeds quag·mire: ‘kwag-"mIr, Noun. 1 : soft miry land that shakes or yields under the foot. 2 : a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position: predicament. — Merriam Webster Online Dictionary “The successful prosecution […]

Halifax Daily News March 19, 2006 By Stephen Kimber Why did a 16-year-old boy really attack Canadian army Capt. Trevor Greene with an axe in the Afghan village of Shinkay two weeks ago? And what actually happened in that Kandahar City roundabout last Tuesday night when a Canadian soldier shot and killed an unarmed, middle-aged […]