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Taking the Learning Curve Too Fast

Nov 20, 2022 | Dan Needles

Safely navigating the narrow, snow covered hills of Headwaters is no walk in the park, as many long-time residents attest and new arrivals quickly learn.

Suddenly There Came a Tapping

Sep 20, 2022 | Dan Needles

I live in a haunted house. It’s been haunted for at least a century by all accounts, that is, by the neighbours’ accounts.

Animal Rights in the Laundry Room

Jun 24, 2022 | Dan Needles | Back Issues

Two hundred years ago, my ancestors were tossed off the land during the clearances in Scotland and replaced by sheep, who ate less and could be sheared more often.

Learning to Visit Again

Mar 29, 2022 | Dan Needles

I seemed to have forgotten how a visit is supposed to go.

Like Manna from Heaven

Nov 29, 2021 | Dan Needles

There is a lot of waiting around with mushrooms, just like there is in the military or the theatre or government roadwork.

Road Rage Comes to Town

Sep 24, 2021 | Dan Needles

For generations the only people in Canada who had a good word to say about Toronto were the ones living there. Now thousands of them have left to live here.

It’s the End of the World … Again

Jun 22, 2021 | Dan Needles

As a scribbler I have always walked down the sunny side of the concession roads.

Who You Gonna Call?

Mar 31, 2021 | Dan Needles

A country house has a lot of moving parts that can stop moving at any moment.

No Cause for Alarm

Nov 24, 2020 | Dan Needles

Given the choice between a Rolex watch and a 1948 Champion root pulper that weighs 500 pounds and needs sharpening, the burglar is more likely to take the watch.

When The Spirit Moves

Sep 18, 2020 | Dan Needles

I often tell my writing students that they are unlikely to get better at writing, but it is possible to get better at not writing.

Trying to be More Like Dexter

Jun 25, 2020 | Dan Needles

Dexter wants us to believe he keeps us safe from coyotes, but this is a harmless fiction. The truth is he craves news and gossip as much as any of us.

A Halfway Henhouse

Mar 24, 2020 | Dan Needles

Chicken police from the provincial marketing board patrol the neighbourhood in big black Escalades.

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