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Back in my cubicle
I’m back, and working up stories for you on the U of W labour situation and the budgets that school boards must set by next Tuesday.
And other stuff too, but you’ll have to wait with, to quote from The Rocky Horror Show, ant-----isssssa-------payshun.
Meanwhile, if you check over to the side there on our website where it lists my favourite blogs, you can click on Crazy Guy on a Bike to catch up with child the elder.
He’s arriving in Sun City, Arizona, today, which is next door to Glendale, which has made the news pages occasionally. He has a ticket to see the Canucks play the Jets Tuesday evening, first time since we went to that penultimate playoff game against Detroit when he was eight. Says he’ll be holding up a sign declaring he rode his bike all the way from Winnipeg to take the Jets home.
As for education stuff, yes, I’ve gone through the hundreds of emails that came in during our holiday, and will be following up on some of them. And yes, Mr. Z, I read every single word of that amazingly vile diatribe you unleashed on my character and integrity, but no, I won’t be following up on it.
Don’t you hate it when I do that, and you don’t get to read the juicy stuff?
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More Telling Tales Out of School
More Telling Tales Out of School
(1 of 4 articles for this month)04/14/2014 3:45 PM 0
I’ve been having an extended correspondence with a high school student from Steinbach today. And before we go any further, I’ll ...
I’ve been having an extended correspondence with a high school student from Steinbach today.
And before we go any further, I’ll ...
About Nick Martin
Nick Martin is the old bearded guy at the back of the newsroom, the most experienced reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press, having started his career in Ontario in 1971.
He’s been covering education for the Free Press since the spring of 1997, after decades primarily covering municipal politics, including a four-year stint at the Ontario legislature for the London Free Press.
Nick moved to Manitoba in 1988 with his Winnipeg-born wife, who is a professor at the University of Manitoba. They have two kids, both of whom graduated from Grant Park High School: son Chris and daughter Gillian.
Nick has won a national journalism award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers, two Manitoba Human Rights Journalism awards, and the Ontario Reporters Association investigative award.
Nick is a long-distance runner, having finished and survived 18 marathons and 15 half-marathons and 30-kilometre races, and having (barely) survived 10 years as an outdoor and indoor soccer coach.
Nick became a soccer referee in 2007, delighting in his 60s in outrunning 16-year-olds and keeping his distance from obstreperous coaches and parents.
Nick and his wife have discovered a mutual love for kayaking at their Whiteshell cottage, and are both regulars at the Reh-Fit Centre. They hold season tickets to both the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Warehouse, and as empty nesters, have rediscovered the joys of an active winter vacation.
A native of Jarrow-on-Tyne, England, Nick is a member of the Toon Army as a Newcastle United supporter, and a proud citizen of Leafs Nation.
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