Genealogy and Serendipity

I started taking an interest in genealogy about ten years ago. I’ve always been a firm believer in the notion that what makes us what we are today is determined not only our life experiences, but by traits and characteristics of our decedents. You often find families that have generations of musicians, or athletes, orContinue reading “Genealogy and Serendipity”

Sorry But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much

This post originally appeared in 2013. At the time it was linked to by CNN. It is often said that we Canadians are polite to a fault.  As a Canadian I would suggest, but certainly not argue, that it is impossible to be overly polite. People point out that we say thank you too much,Continue reading “Sorry But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much”

DCMontreal in Print: Please Restore August’s Summer Status

Here’s a link to my Comment piece from the Montreal Gazette. DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional FreanContinue reading “DCMontreal in Print: Please Restore August’s Summer Status”

Home Children: My Paternal Grandmother

Last year I wrote a piece for a British genealogical magazine, Family Tree, about my paternal grandmother. She came to Canada as part of the Home Children migration program. Here it is. DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit ofContinue reading “Home Children: My Paternal Grandmother”

The New Face of Canadian War Veterans: DCMontreal in The Globe and Mail

Below is a link to my article about the changing face of Canada’s war veterans as it appears today on the Globe and Mail site. Just click on either image.   DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of thisContinue reading “The New Face of Canadian War Veterans: DCMontreal in The Globe and Mail”

Would Amending the Highway Code Save Cyclists?

  Drivers are from Mars, cyclists are from Venus By Special to the Montreal Gazette, Montreal Gazette October 15, 2014 In the ’90s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, author John Gray illustrates how the genders differ. Men and women can experience exactly the same event, and yet have totally different takesContinue reading “Would Amending the Highway Code Save Cyclists?”

Audio Link To DCMontreal CJAD Interview

Here’s a link to my interview on CJAD News 800 Montreal regarding the changing fan-base  of the Montreal Canadiens. I think it’s OK, not too bad, acceptable? I hope you can give it a listen! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this andContinue reading “Audio Link To DCMontreal CJAD Interview”

DCMontreal In Print And On Radio: Analysis of Changing Habs Fans

In today’s The Gazette I have been fortunate enough to have my submission selected as the Letter of the Week. The letter, about the changing fan-base of the Montreal Canadiens, is below.  I will be interviewed by Aaron Rand on Montreal’s CJAD 800 radio this evening at 6:35 EDT (22:35 GMT).  I hope you canContinue reading “DCMontreal In Print And On Radio: Analysis of Changing Habs Fans”

My Octogenarian Mother Turns to Johnnie Walker for Comfort

Now in her eighties my mother, like many of her vintage, has started having problems with her balance. Not the one in her savings account, but the one that keeps her upright and on her feet. After a few tumbles it had become clear that the cane she was using was not sufficient so sheContinue reading “My Octogenarian Mother Turns to Johnnie Walker for Comfort”

Thanks for the link CNN!

I just wanted to thank Jordan Rane for quoting me in his piece on CNN.com about the 10 things Canada does better than anywhere else. Daily Post:Right to Brag DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dashContinue reading “Thanks for the link CNN!”