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Mb Speaks: June 2018

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Ah June, in like a lion. That’s the last time I’ll complain about a chilly spring. Whoosh, it’s already hurricane season down south and I’m a bit anxious as to what kind of weather we’re going to see this summer. Windy and wet I bet. Speaking of windy, I’ve been […]

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Mb Speaks: May 2018

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Lots to talk about this month. I even made a list because sometimes I don’t remember to comment on things until I’m reading the hard copy. “Old timers” I guess. Speaking of “old timers” I’d like to address all those thinking of supporting Doug Ford in the provincial election. Bad […]

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Mb Speaks: April 2018

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Ok, I’m only going to say this once, but I’m taking my lead from Randy Wright this month and want to comment on the city spending 500,000$ on a sign welcoming people to Peterborough. In all fairness, we also got a new slogan and a logo; some wavy blue lines […]

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Mb Speaks: March 2018

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Spring? Is that you? While putting this issue together I’m looking out the window to see shoots in the garden and buds on the branches. I have to admit, there’s something always inspiring when the winter weather turns to spring. But the end of February? That’s just not right. And […]

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Mb Speaks: Feb 2018

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So January was fun. I spent most of it, once again, taking in some sun and rum and copious amounts of Cuban music. I just can’t get enough of that cowbell! This time, I think I may have made some serious inroads, having connected with a new band and making […]

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Mb Speaks: JANUARY 2018

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Well that was better. After the most depressing November, December panned out to be both inspiring and uplifting. There was of course “The Season.” Not always great, but for me this year, painless. Saw family, gained pounds, watched little kids giggle. It was all the things you imagine a Disney […]

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Mb Speaks: November 2017

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Hello November, what do you hold for me? Gigs, you say! First, I’ll be bringing Bowie Lives back to the club where it all began, The Oshawa Concert Hall, Saturday November 11. The show has been together for almost a year now, and it gets tighter every time we perform […]

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Mb Speaks: October 2017

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I have to admit, I’m getting tired of opening every editorial with “Well that month blew by…” I wish someone would call me and tell me it’s happening to them too. Looking back on last month, another blur. For me it had some gigging, some riding, some business. Pretty much […]

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Mb Speaks: September 2017

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Well that went by quickly. Good bye summer, I hardly knew you! I guess time flies when you’re having a good time. A tip of the hat to all those who offered me adventure and hospitality this summer. Jen at the Jamboree, Elvis in Collingwood… In Peterborough, an outstanding year […]

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Mb Speaks: August 2017

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Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve just committed yourself to too many things in life? Doesn’t even have to be physical commitments like helping a friend move, could just be the mental challenge of juggling so many ideas and opinions and social decorum, exhausting. I’ve always been that […]