Comedy & humour

#743 The umbrella of comedy

So You’re A Little Sad, So What? Nice Things to Say to Yourself on Bad Days and Other Essays by Alicia Tobin Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019 $17.95 / 9781551527871 Reviewed by Natalie Lang * A delicate manner must be found in comedy to deal with the sad and unfortunate events in our lives. Every…
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#78 Godiva, Zulu and Nanaimo bars

First published Jan. 25th, 2017 REVIEW:  Hard Knox: Musings from the Edge of Canada by Jack Knox, Foreword by Ian Ferguson Victoria: Heritage House, 2016.  $19.95 /  9781772031508 Reviewed by Bill Engleson * For almost three decades, Jack Knox of the Victoria Times Colonist has been reporting on, and lampooning, life on the west coast and…
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#67 In praise of Drinkwater Library

First published Dec. 27, 2016 ESSAY: A Denman Island Porch Song… By Bill Engleson Once a week, every Wednesday from 1-4 in the afternoon, I volunteer in the Dora Drinkwater Library on Denman Island. Such a reputedly literate island spawns more sluggish times than one might hanker for. If the season is clement and the…
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