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Mb Speaks: August 2020

August 18, 2020 thewire 0

It’s been month’s since I’ve written anything. Not since March, as a matter of fact. I haven’t been sure what I’d have to say. While many have been wiped out due to Covid, I’m a lucky one. I’ve only lost business. Others have lost loved ones or their own lives. […]

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Mb Speaks: March 2020

March 1, 2020 thewire 0

Hello March. How I’ve missed you. There’s something about this month that helps me turn the corner on winter, of which I’m no fan. Last month, I tried escaping the cold by flying 26,000km round trip to the land downunder, only to chase the sun from the bottom up. Locals […]

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February 2020

January 26, 2020 thewire 0

So some of you may be reading February’s issue early. Why’s that? Because as you turn the pages I’m down under in Australia visiting friends, assessing fires, and drinking too much Ausie beer. If it’s Sunday I’ll be sitting at Rod Laver Arena watching the only sport I like, tennis. […]

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Mb Speaks January 2020

January 14, 2020 thewire 0

Welcome to 2020 and the year The Wire Megazine officially goes up for sale. Yep, you read me right. After 30 years of pushing paper and killing trees, I’m looking for a way out. I’ve had tire kickers over the years. I’ve had corporations try to buy me out but […]

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Mb Speaks: Dec 2019

December 1, 2019 thewire 0

December… 1989. The first copy of The Wire rolls off the press and my life would never be the same. Allow me to describe it’s origins. It starts in 1984, the year I won the Q107 Homegrown Contest fronting a band called EyeEye. It was the same year I’d meet […]

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Mb Speaks: November 2019

November 4, 2019 thewire 0

November. The great “in- between” of Fall and Winter. Filled with days hoping there’s one more warm one when you can get everything you forgot to put away, put away. It’s also the month when we adorn a poppy, of various colours, and remember the sacrifice our parents, grandparents and […]

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Mb Speaks: October 2019

October 2, 2019 thewire 0

Ok October, what do you bring? An election, you say? Another chance to change the guard yet keep things the same. Because, no one really wants change. Change is risky. Markets can react negatively, economies can be squeezed, jobs lost. Of course, no one will admit to that. Every party […]

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Mb Speaks: September 2019

September 2, 2019 thewire 0

Seems I’m writing a lot about how lucky we are, as yet another natural disaster ravages those least able to deal with it. I’ve just seen a video, filmed by someone caught inside their Bahamian home, with sea water lapping at the 5ft mark on their windows. The island has […]

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Mb Speaks: August 2019

July 31, 2019 thewire 0

It’s August, and like all things, Summer, too, will come to an end. But before it does there are weeks ahead to enjoy what the warmth of the sun offers. More great shows at Musicfest, Havelock Jamboree, Peterborough Folk Festival, every outdoor or backyard party, wedding or reunion, all praying […]

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Mb Speaks: July 2019

July 2, 2019 thewire 0

So it snowed in Mexico. More like ice and hail, but whatever it was, it wasn’t right. I know some climate change denier will say, that stuff happens and it’s just the natural change of things. They’re most often the folks that point to snow in subtropical climates and quip […]

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Mb Speaks June 2019

May 31, 2019 thewire 0

So summer made it, sort of. Lots of people dealing with flooding and soggy soil. Farmers are having problems getting the seed in the ground. No seed, no food, no people, no hope. Lucky for many climate change deniers, they get their food from a bag or a box, that […]

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Mb Speaks May 2019

May 1, 2019 thewire 0

Crashing into May, the weather is horrible, the winds are up and the world is turmoil. The Venezuelan military, as of today, is running people over in the streets. I could go into a long conjecture on how plummeting oil prices, generous social spending and lack of successful business experience, […]