Thursday Tidbits

Posted on July 18, 2013 under Thursday Tidbits with no comments yet

Ok. This is long overdue but coming up on Saturday, I will be posting a golf story which seems appropriate with the British Open in full swing. Ten years ago, I was on a golf trip to Ireland with seven lawyers. Don’t go there. I can already anticipate the jokes. After a round of golf, we stopped into a quaint Irish pub to catch a few holes of the final round of the Open. Or did we stop in for a few rounds to catch a hole? It turned into a marathon session. Someday I will write a story about this. What I most remember is that these fine gentleman would make a wager on anything. ” Will Ernie scratch his left ear in the next 15 seconds”? You get the picture. As I said, it was a long session!

Call me old fashioned but I love newspapers. I read the Globe and Mail on Saturday, the Herald daily and of course, The Casket on a weekly basis. Lately I have also been reading the Highland Heart Weekly, which is an excellent publication. I noticed a piece in the paper the other day about one of the national conglomerates shutting down several community newspapers. This leaves me profoundly saddened. Community newspapers are much more than news. They are a living, breathing history and deserve our support. I think it would be neat to give our grandchildren a unique gift for their birthday or Christmas: a subscription to The Casket. Otherwise they may never know what an actual paper looks and feels like. And, yes, I know that you can get these publications on line but it’s just not the same.

There, I’ve said my piece on that subject.

I’m still trying to get my Facebook friends to move over from my personal page to my Week45 page. Nudge them along if you get the chance or better still, get them to go to my website at and hit the follow button. They will get automatic updates by e-mail and won’t have to wade through the clutter of Facebook.

My editors are hard at it and my book of short humour stories is still on schedule for mid to late September. Some have suggested that it would make excellent bathroom material… reading material would be my preference! Others think it would be a good fit in doctors’ offices around the country. You could laugh while you wait.

Have a great day. I return all e-mails and Facebook comments so if you have something to say, don’t be shy.

“A Bag of Dreams”, coming Saturday.


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