Dog Park or People Park?

June 22, 2011

Let me start off by saying how sorry I am that Amanda Merrin and her boyfriend lost their Chihuahua at the hands of an irresponsible dog owner at the dog park this past week. I may not be a fan of Chihuahuas but I hate the thought of this happening to anyone’s pet. I don’t […]

Where’s Waldo?

June 18, 2011

Come out, come out, where ever you are. Have I missed something? I thought the conservatives selected a candidate. Since the magazine was published I’ve been able to escape the Scot Cave  a little more, and get my ear back to the ground where it belongs. In the last few weeks I’ve been able to […]

Not what you’re expecting

June 15, 2011

I have read a lot of press lately about Evangelicals in Canada, none of it good. As an Evangelical, I am depicted as being scary due to a dastardly hidden agenda to jail gays, ban abortion, eliminate welfare and bring back the noose. For good measure, I’m to ensure the right for everyone to tote […]

Dave Sopha and The Pipes

June 9, 2011

Went to a military band tribute to our veterans at the Aud in Kitchener; all I can say was wow. Along with the military dignitaries was our Govenor General David Johnston. I actually thought that we still had the elegant bomb-shell Michaelle Jeane as our Queens agent but Harper must have been un-stacking the GG […]

I object!

June 1, 2011

A man who defends himself has a fool for a lawyer. Enough is enough. I have kept quiet about the lawsuit that Debbie Vitez and Tommy Vann have against The City of Cambridge for long enough. I have proven time after time that I have no problem fighting city hall, and I encourage people to […]

Sing a song of Hagarty

May 31, 2011

“I’ll wait in this room, where the shadows run from themselves” is what I crooned along with Cream’s Jack Bruce in a rich tenor voice on that fabulous morning. With quiet arrogance I pitied those who would be unable to sing the chorus of “White Room” because they’d be unable to reach a run of […]

Don’t Vote

May 24, 2011

Around every election some self appointed do-gooder sends in a column threatening us with exile to Mordor if we don’t vote. Words like irresponsibility, apathy, laziness and stupidity are used with stern conviction to try to get those reluctant to exercise their right to vote…to vote. They then throw in a meaningless piece of drivel […]

Your ideas for a Cambridge Citizen TV and/ Radio

May 21, 2011

I received a phone call this morning and asked if we would be interested in submitting a propsasal  for a new show at a local radio station. This is something James and I discussed recently, and we are going to go for it. While we are at it, I have discussed a half hour televised show about life in […]

I’m Back!

May 20, 2011

I’m back. Yeah, I know, no-one even noticed that I was gone. The magazine is at the printers, and will be out next week. This is turning out to be bigger than we anticipated, and so we went to “offset” right away. (As opposed to small print runs of laser copies).  In addition to the […]

Why we need 24 hour security at City Hall

May 5, 2011

I’m sick of hearing and reading that we don’t need 24 hour security at City Hall. We do. Rick Cowsill made a comment at a council meeting when he asked if we needed 24 hour security and maybe it was overkill. After The Record ran the comment in an article, another blog seized that one […]

James Hagarty on Abortion

May 3, 2011

I wrote this one for a friend a while back and it was published but received no comment. Seems tho that the Citizen is interested in abortion…feel free to weigh in on it. Last week Brenda and I sat with Keenan. What a great kid, at ten months of age he continues to amaze his […]

Thank You Cambridge

May 1, 2011

We have been watching our numbers rise steadily for some time now, and we’d like to welcome all the new readers here.  We’d like to thank everyone for tweeting and sharing our stories on Facebook, and most of all for commenting. We are very pleased to announce that we are now #3 for Waterloo Region, […]

Jack Layton for Prime Minister?

April 26, 2011

It has been strangely quiet here today. What happened to “The Election About Nothing?” Does anyone still think Jack Layton is too sick too run? I have been sitting here sucking it up while you conservatives have been crowing up a storm, yet today I’m not hearing a peep. If Jack’s P.M., that would leave […]


April 25, 2011

“If you are a regular visitor here to The Citizen you’ll know there have been some major changes going on, and there are more to come. When we started this little adventure last year James and I knew that social media was here to stay. We just had to determine first of all, whether our […]

Campaign Confusion

April 1, 2011

Words and sentences can be very confusing even when constructed correctly. If however, the meaning of one word is obscure, or the order …words …is …properly…of… arranged… not…well, there you are. If your idea or message cannot be easily and clearly expressed you are reduced to clichés, at the end of the day, you get […]