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Remembering my dear friend Gary Smyth

Remembering my friend Gary Smyth HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge This is all wrong. None of it makes any sense. I was busy packing up some hockey memorabilia...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – I’m afraid to die

I’m afraid to die. There, I have said it. Now you can admit it as well, if indeed that’s how you feel. I am afraid to die...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – B.C.’s new vaccination regulations

Well, here we go again. Depending on what your perspective is (and that’s part of the problem I suppose) some naughty kids peed in the...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – I sensed he was there

Here’s a memoir gem I found in the box of ‘junk’ I’m still sorting through It’s from a column written 2007. Seems I have...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Willow Inn memories

Ah yes, legends live on. Sorting through storage boxes this morning I discovered an ancient copy of the Capital News. The front-page headline read End...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Yet again another smattering of thoughts...

Yet again another smattering of thoughts and issues - hence a true HodgePodge column. It was touching to see such a large candlelight vigil turnout...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – 101 reasons not to go to...

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Okay, I openly admit to not being a fan of big cities - however on Monday and Tuesday I was reminded...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – We are, after all, only human

Human beings tend to be a tad bit embarrassing, however we are also remarkably resilient and adaptive. When my philosophical brain gets too much beer,...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Is it hot enough? And, local...

Remember when you said you couldn’t wait for the weather to warm up? Well? Is it hot enough for you yet? Actually as I pen...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – The wasted energy from some folks

I penned most of this column eight years ago, however with all the anger and violence going on of late, it seemed a good...