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Rider Insider: Riders suffer 1st home loss of season

Welcome to "Down Week". Or perhaps "Caught-With-Our-Pants-Down Week".

Out and About: "It is what it is"

"It is what it is," the woman said to me as she shrugged her shoulders. "It is what it is.

Election battleground has slightly shifted

For all the fuss and both created by this recent by-election campaign in Saskatoon Northwest, it isn't likely that it will be part of the battleground in the 2011 provincial election campaign. The Sask.

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Jennifer's Journal

Moving forward with technology

"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance." Now that's just about the best advice I've heard in a long time.

As I See It: A stroll down Main Street

The other day while I was walking down Main Street in Carlyle, I saw something that made me stop in my tracks for a couple seconds.

The mark of Zero

My daughter came up to me this week, excited about the costume she has planned for my grandson to wear this Hallowe'en. It's mid-October, people. I hope this kid appreciates a mother who can pull that off.

These things I think.

I think I owe somebody an apology. If you are a faithful reader of The Mercury, you likely noticed last week that I was called on the carpet for my "potty mouth.

The things we fear

We have small fears and big fears. For example, some of us are not that excited about petting snakes, but we don't necessarily fear them, do we? Just a cautious reluctance. Now skydiving - without lessons and a torn parachute big time fear.

He waited twelve years; Doc's time has come

When Roy Halladay left the Toronto Blue Jays for Philadelphia as part of a four-team trade in the off-season, it came as a surprise to no one. For the entire 2009 MLB season there had been speculation and rumors that "Doc" was on his way out.
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