Philip Wolf

‘Forever’ home under construction circa 1980.

Who says you can never go home again?

I had made the trip up the hill thousands of times. Only twice before had I actually been nervous.

‘Forever’ home under construction circa 1980.
Board games have been a staple for children of all ages for generations.

Old-school games were full of important lessons

I’ll bet most of you have enjoyed an old-school game or two in your day.

Board games have been a staple for children of all ages for generations.
Board games have been a staple for children of all ages for generations.

Old-school games were full of important lessons

I’ll bet most of you have enjoyed an old-school game or two in your day.

Board games have been a staple for children of all ages for generations.
Snowbirds Hon. Colonel Les Gould, left, poses with Isaac Pine, 12, of Victoria during a special reception party Tuesday at the Nanaimo Flying Club. Snowbirds pilot Capt. Maciej Hatta sits atop a jet, back.

Snowbirds soar over Nanaimo

Famed air demonstration squadron stages event for children's charity

Snowbirds Hon. Colonel Les Gould, left, poses with Isaac Pine, 12, of Victoria during a special reception party Tuesday at the Nanaimo Flying Club. Snowbirds pilot Capt. Maciej Hatta sits atop a jet, back.

Sure, you can build it – just not in my backyard

NIMBY: A person who objects to the siting of something perceived as unpleasant in their own neighbourhood.

The search for stories never stops.

Surfin’ Safari: A daredevil grandma, swarming hornets, Pokemon Go and dumpster diving

Gun deaths in America and Canada's best burgers also make list of this week's interesting internet finds

The search for stories never stops.
Don't know where your keys are? Ask mom.

Superhero Moms always know where everything is

“They’re under the middle cushion of the couch downstairs, beside the comic you took from your sister.”

Don't know where your keys are? Ask mom.

From baby oil to SPF: sunbathing a different world today

As you read this, the plan was for me to be exposing as much of my pasty-white carcass to the sun as possible

Philip Wolf: Anyone else have a bizarre guilty pleasure?

Binge-watching old episodes of Saved by the Bell? Reading Archie comics in the loo?

Oh, the profanity

Oh, the profanity! Does swearing really bother you?

I can still recall a lecture I received from my Mum, who overheard me as a kid tell another young fellow to have relations with himself

Oh, the profanity
Sharing strange memories of holidays gone by

Philip Wolf: Who wants shredded cardboard for breakfast?

If someone says “summer vacation” what immediately springs to mind?

Sharing strange memories of holidays gone by

Stupidity of leaving dogs in hot cars should have big price

“Let me give you a piece of advice,” I said to my son, 19 and completely uninterested in the old-man pontification

Philip Wolf: Ali meant something to so many around the world

I got that chance during the past week, checking out an endless array of old stories and videos after Muhammad Ali died last Friday.

The things that inspire road rage

Road Rage: Bad driving habits can get everyone a little uptight

Tailgaters. Guys in the fast lane at 130 km/h, with a cigarette in one hand, a burger in the other, steering with their knees.

The things that inspire road rage
Posing with the Stanley Cup is a thrill for hockey fans of all ages.

Philip Wolf: Secretly seeking Lord Stanley’s prized hockey chalice

It is the sporting world’s most iconic trophy. It has inspired awe and reverence from Port Hardy to Prague.

Posing with the Stanley Cup is a thrill for hockey fans of all ages.
The author, above left, strikes a studly pose alongside sister Penny and mother Beverley during a holiday trip to Alberta, sometime in the late 1970s.

The Temp: Every day of the year should be Mother’s Day

Sunday is one of the most special days on the calendar. Mother’s Day.

The author, above left, strikes a studly pose alongside sister Penny and mother Beverley during a holiday trip to Alberta, sometime in the late 1970s.

Editorial: Important to honour lives that were cut short

In 2015, 187 workers in British Columbia lost their lives in a work-related tragedy.

The Temp: Soundtrack of youth loses another familiar voice

Dearly beloved/We are gathered here today/To get through this thing called life...

Which slang terms do you still use?

Philip Wolf: Keeping your slang usage on fleek

So exactly when did people stop saying ‘gag me with a spoon’? Did anyone ever actually say that in the first place?

Which slang terms do you still use?

The Temp: Remember any old phone numbers?

Tucked away in the recesses of my mind are an endless array of phone numbers.