Published in Globe and Mail My daughter has a one-year-old. His name is William, he’s a cute little guy and we all love him to death. He has dimples in his cheeks when he gives us his four-tooth smile (two uppers, two lowers). The week after his birthday he did two things for the first… Read more

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Published in National Post | July 10, 2015 The National Hockey League is now accepting applications for new franchises, and while NHL Czar-Commissioner Gary Bettman says this doesn’t mean the league is expanding, it’s no secret they have their eye on that hockey hotbed of Las Vegas in the Nevada desert. This is a huge mistake… Read more

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Published in  National Post | June 1, 2015 10:40 AM ET by Jerry Amernic Those who investigate corruption in the course of their work — police, lawyers, journalists — are probably not shocked with the news that nine senior officials of FIFA, the top governing body of the world’s most popular sport, face numerous charges… Read more

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Published in The National Post | December 10, 2011. Link to original article One day no living survivors of the Holocaust will remain. That is why Elly Gotz, who spent 1941 to 1944 in a Jewish ghetto in his native Lithuania, and then a year in Dachau, has digitized and transcribed video interviews with over 400… Read more

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Consumer Overload

Published in National Post The other day I got a letter from Henry. He’s a 12-year-old boy from Nicaragua whom I sponsor through Plan International Canada. I chose this group because it’s non-denominational, and I did it in honour of my mother after she passed away last year. Henry and I have been corresponding for… Read more

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The Passing Of Clifford Olson

Published in National Post, October 4, 2011 What bothers me most about the passing of Clifford Olson is that he died of natural causes. In the early ’80s, I was writing a book about crime victims that told the story of an ex-cop who lost his oldest daughter to murder. The killer had been released… Read more

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My Little Guy Is A New Dad

Published in Globe and Mail | December 14, 2009 My little guy has a little guy. He arrived on a Sunday morning in August, a shade over seven pounds and 21 inches long, which makes him about 1 foot 9. By any measure, that’s pretty small, but since his father has a couple inches on… Read more

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Pyramids Of The Feathered Serpent

Published in Ancient American Magazine Our tour guide, a descendant of the Mayas, took his stick and started drawing in the dirt. The images illustrated his running commentary as he explained why these ancient people built the pyramid at Chichen Itza in Yucatan. It had to do with the earth and the seasons. There are… Read more

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