You Had To Be There

Not in the habit of providing free content to the CBC but it was David Cochrane asking,[Audio clip: view full post to listen]Smart, young Drew Brown was excellent company but made me feel old for having lived through much of what is the historical record for him.   I think Read More

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Ray Guy

Ray Guy, the great Newfoundland writer, has died.  Spent a few insane nights drinking in his company back when Mary Walsh was running a branch of the El Farolito on Pennywell Road.  Here is a review I wrote of one his books, That Far Greater Bay Before the original, 1976, Read More

Ed vs. Ed

Here’s a fun discussion I had with Ed Roberts in the latest edition of the Newfoundland Quarterly.  It concerns Greg Malone’s new book, “Don’t Tell The Newfoundlanders”.  I believe I think more highly of the book than does Mr. Roberts.

Review of the Paperback Edition

Edward Riche’s new novel is Easy to Like July 12, 2012. 4:24 pm • Section: Books, Entertainment, Food Posted by: Peter Darbyshire Edward Riche‘s Easy to Like is a rich and textured blend of a story. It begins with a sustained explosion of wine snobbery as it follows Elliot Johnson, a struggling winemaker who’s perpetually Read More


Some foolishness here  gala_nq   I wrote about attending one of those Arts Galas that so disturb the Prime Minister of Canada. It’s featured in the latest Newfoundland Quarterly.