Big Billy – That don’t add up

Ya know yourself whenever you’re tellin’ a story, especially if it’s a good one, ya sometimes stretch the truth a bit if it makes the story sound better. Nothin’ wrong with that, we all do it all the time. But every once in a while ya run into somebody who can’t open their mouth without …

Big Billy – Drop the puck, boys

Thank cripes the hockey’s back, eh? Just bow your heads and say a little prayer for all us poor fellas who had to spend Saturday nights doin’ somethin’ home with the wife and kids. Hockey season is supposed to give ya a break from havin’ to do that the other six nights of the week, …

Big Billy – The end is near

My wife Minnie is a bit of a funny bird sometimes. There’s no doubt she’s probably the smartest person I know – I mean, she really does know somethin’ about everything, whether it’s how to make the perfect spaghetti and meatballs with the whole recipe in her head, or how to make homemade wallpaper paste, …

Fuel to the Fire

Israel’s discovery of massive reserves of natural gas under the Mediterranean Sea presents at least as many problems as opportunities. While the reserves could provide Israel with energy for the next 150 years, territorial disputes and volatile relationships with neighbouring countries will be difficult to overcome. This story appears in the Winter 2013 issue of The Global …

Big Billy – Some assembly required

Ah, Boxin’ Day. The kids are up and playin’ with their stuff, there’s a fridge full of delicious leftovers you can stuff your face with, the World Juniors hockey starts up, and nobody says boo if ya start sippin’ on a beer at 10 in the mornin’ to dull the eggnog hangover and start slippin’ …