Opinion

Stroke of luck

Surviving a cardiovascular episode BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE It was a bright January afternoon, a Saturday, over a year ago. I was standing at the kitchen sink, drying dishes and cutlery from…

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COLUMN SIX: A need for speed(ish)

BY JENNY KUMILI Special to the VOICE We’ve all dreamed of doing it and on that afternoon I was given the chance. The gate was open. I almost couldn’t believe it. Since getting my driver’s…


COLUMN SIX: Teachers and technology

BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE Teachers are a dedicated, well-meaning, but quirky bunch. Having enlisted in the ranks myself, I worked with them for 37 years and learned a little about what makes…



COLUMN SIX: Picked for Portlandia

Final season sees father and daughter cast together BY BLAINE PALMER and FRANCESCA TRICAMO-PALMER Special to the VOICE Blaine Palmer and Francesca Tricamo-Palmer, actors from Portland, Oregon, who are father and daughter, became part of…


COLUMN SIX: The morning after, 50 years ago

BY RICHARD PALKOWSKI Special to the VOICE The “Man In Society” class at Pelham High School couldn’t have been taught by a better person than Mr. J. S. Curtis. As simply a history teacher, he…



ANALYSIS: A Ford on the road

Ontario PC leader Doug Ford draws the crowds. What does he do with them? BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE When he appears through the doors the music begins—always ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ always from the…


Un Canadien abroad

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE I first saw Mont Saint-Michel, the famous abbey in coastal France, built on a rocky outpost that becomes an island at high tide, in a film. Two characters speed along…


COLUMN SIX: Discriminating taste

BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE A guy walks into an Elite Car Dealership and the sales rep says… Nothing. He says nothing. Doesn’t even acknowledge the guy. Why. As the rep leaves to…