E-letter: Salut

In case you hadn’t heard, all-Canadian icon and hockey broadcaster Don Cherry stepped in it last weekend. He went “over the top.” He made an observation about “immigrants,” and his world, including his co-host, are treating him as if he has leprosy. In fact, he’s fired as of Monday —Remembrance Day. Let’s be honest. Don […]

E-letter: Trick or treat

It’s a big month, so we will skip around a bit. The preliminary results are in on our annual November Readers’ Survey, and I want to thank those of you that have answered, so far. As noted, earlier, this is an important tool for us to create valuable editorial. We do not sell your information […]

E-letter: Confidential? You bet.

Do you know anybody that would like to become an editor? Coverings is looking for a four-month intern. Details follow this month’s commentary.   In March of 2018, U.S. President Trump voiced concerns to PM Trudeau that China might use its Canadian connections to transship steel and avoid U.S. tariffs. That’s interesting, if you think about it. For one thing, the […]

E-letter: Loose lips

My first in-town job was at a service station, where I did tire repair, oil changes and lubes, and was the gas jockey. The mechanic, Bernie, was an aging WWII veteran that kept to himself and shut himself in his camper from noon to 1:00. He refused to talk about anything but sports, weather and the news. He […]

Masked gangs

Last week we had the misfortune to see a gang of thugs beat up a little queer in Portland, Ore. The victim, Andy Ngo, is a conservative journalist; the thugs, Antifa are ostensibly anti-fascist.  But they aren’t anti-fascist, after all, are they? If they were, they would say so. Instead, they are Auntie Fuh.  They are also cowards. There […]

E-letter: Fathers’ Day

Everyone likes Mothers’ Day. It is a reminder that spring is here, and there are flowers, candy and dinners out. Moms are lauded in churches and media. Ads are directed at moms and people that should recognize moms. In a way, Mothers’ Day is a sectarian high holy day, and devil take the apostates.  Fathers’ Day, […]

E-letter: Deflated expectations

The Wall Street Journal last month warned of an upcoming collapse in the big-media markets based on the lopsided cost and value of sports news. I share the WSJ’s view of the future of big media, sort of. For one thing, it may be eclipsed by bigger media as monopolistic interests smother legacy media and […]

1833: The last duel

I think you will agree it is reasonable for normal people to be confused by the antics going on in media, entertainment and politics. It seems Lewis Carroll’s fantasy about a new, weird world behind the looking glass has come over on this side. I guess it’s acceptable that many female pop singers seem more […]

E-letter: Stand up, sit down, fight fight fight!

In case you haven’t heard, the media has a new pet word. Trope. As with preceding pet words, all media are now required to look up the word trope and use it in a sentence. Or even 20 sentences. It joins deep dive, start a conversation, boots on the ground and double-down as media pet […]

E-letter: Loonies and sense

Generally speaking, we aren’t supposed to share our “wild oats” stories. However, if that is followed as a hard-and-fast rule, there is a chance that somebody that could have benefited by the stories, facts or lessons will not. So here we go…. The late ՚60s were not a “groovy” time of peace and love, as […]