May 012012
Potholes - Tis the season

’Tis the Season Ahhh, spring.  The beautiful season when a young man’s fancy turns lightly to thoughts of love, and a driver’s fancy turns heavily [...]

The Newfoundland Road Code

In other parts of the world, when you’re driving down the highway and someone flashes their lights at you, it might mean that the police are [...]

Newfoundland’s Garbage Inspectors

The Harbingers of Garbage Doom: We all know the feeling on garbage day. You round up your trash, tie everything firmly shut, carry it to [...]

Vikings of the Ice - Life, bloodshed, and Newfoundland storytelling

Vikings of the Ice – Being the log of a Tenderfoot on the Great Newfoundland Seal Hunt   Recently I had the opportunity to experience [...]


I saw this video for the first time a week ago and wasn’t quite sure what to think of it. It’s candid but portrays stereotypes [...]

A Land and Sea classic: The Mummers Show

I hope no one’s taken the tree down yet, there’s still 7 days of Christmas left. To help keep you in the spirit, here’s a [...]

This Newfoundland dog is a good laugh!

If you’re not familiar with Newfoundland dogs, you’re missing out. Bred for the harsh climate and capable of carrying a man to shore, the newfoundland [...]

Drunk driving: Christmas stupidity or Back on the rise?

So it’s been a fairly predictable week for news (except for that musket robbery).  Santa has come and gone and the turkeys are now making [...]

Mummering: Not just for the outports.

“Any mummers ‘llowed in?” Mummering (or Janneying as it’s known in some places) is the old Newfoundland Christmas tradition of dressing up in disguise and [...]