Weird Wednesday – August 16, 2017

Weird Wednesday - August 16, 2017

All signs point to another edition of Weird Wednesday!

Daily Dose – August 16, 2017

Daily Dose - August 16, 2017

The circle of life is complete in today's Daily Dose.

The horrors of being left handed

The horrors of being left handed

If you're left-handed then you're probably aware that, whether you like it or not, this is a right-handed world.

Tuesday Meme Dump – August 15, 2017

Tuesday Meme Dump - August 15, 2017

Plenty of memes to go around for your Tuesday!  

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Respect IS cool in 2012

Today my beef is with the next generation, the tweens and teens of the 21st century who are so concerned about ‘looking cool’ they lack the respect we were all raised to show when we were younger.  Perhaps if they could pull their nose out of their cell phone or iPod long enough they might […]

Defying one million volts

David Blaine is spending the days leading up to his next stunt lying low. “I’ll mostly be relaxing, meditating and playing with my daughter … and trying not to deprive myself of sleep,” the illusionist said at a Tuesday press conference after demonstrating the stunt at low voltage. He will need the rest. Beginning Friday, […]

Tyson returns to the big screen

Mike Tyson is to star in ‘Scary Movie 5’. The 46-year-old former boxer has landed a cameo role in the forthcoming horror spoof movie – which stars Charlie Sheen, Ashley Tisdale and Lindsay Lohan – along with ‘The Hills’ beauty Audrina Patridge and former Playboy bunny Kendra Wilkinson. According to Blackfilm.com, Tyson has already started […]

Horoscope: Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

Get the facts straight before meeting face to face or giving instructions. Keep a casual atmosphere at the office and others will be more agreeable to going along with the plans. Trust among key players makes things smoother as they develop. This influence extends to personal relationships as well – take it to the next […]

Abel O'Brennan

Take a Break from the Grape

On a recent visit to Vancouver Island to participate in the annual Parksville Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, I seized the opportunity to discover some of the 40+ Island wineries, meaderies and cider houses. One of the fruit wine members of the Wine Island Vintners Association (WIVA) is Coastal Black Winery. Winemaker and owner, Abel […]

Let’s get tasting

By: Helene Scott   St. Hubertus Estate Winery Rose Frizzante 2010 $16 Pretty pale pink with a gentle sparkle and you have a party in a bottle! Made from gamay noir grapes; it has cherries, strawberries and cranberries on the nose and finishes with hints of citrus and rhubarb with soft tannins on the palate. […]

How to wear the trend

The leading fashion designers are always thinking months ahead of the current season and forecasting trends a year in advance (at least).  As I attended different shows at New York Fashion Week, it was obvious that each designer has their own unique point of view and aesthetic for their collection, but common trends definitely emerged […]

How to wear the trend

The leading fashion designers are always thinking months ahead of the current season and forecasting trends a year in advance (at least).  As I attended different shows at New York Fashion Week, it was obvious that each designer has their own unique point of view and aesthetic for their collection, but common trends definitely emerged […]

Beef with health care

Today I will take a break from ranting and raving about my problems and share with you a beef I received a couple weeks ago.  Please keep sending any personal beefs you may have to [email protected] Thanks to Peter for making me smile with a quick quip via email to my last column: “While the […]

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