Archive for the ‘Peter McGarvey’ Category

Happy Easter

Friday, April 22nd, 2011


Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Friday, October 1st, 2010


Death by PowerPoint

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


It Crawled from my comments box Part Two…

Sunday, December 6th, 2009


The New York Guide at Zinio…

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

new-york-guide.jpgWe made the splash page on Zinio for the electronic edition (which is a terrific buy).  Check it out here.

The print edition will be arriving in bookstores in a couple of weeks.

Presently, I am immersed in writing the London guide hence the lack of new postings for a while. (more…)


Friday, September 25th, 2009

Joseph Fiennes and Rob SawyerFlashForward premiered last night and I have to say that I really liked it.  In the interest of full disclosure, the show is based on my friend Rob Sawyer’s novel of the same name.  (That’s Rob in the picture with series star Joseph Fiennes) (more…)

Julian Comstock reviewed this Wednesday…

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Julian ComstockThe Globe and Mail online review of Robert Charles Wilson’s Julian Comstock will be featured this coming Wednesday, August 26.

This was my favourite read of the summer and is worth the cost just for the hilarious footnotes alone.  So put down that Julia Child biography or Malcom Gladwell’s latest and have some fun for a change.

This summer’s burning questions…

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


Robert Novak – miss him or piss on his grave?

Why do I think of Lincoln’s observation,You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” when I listen to the U.S. health care debate? (more…)

Glenn Beck the human wreck…

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Glenn Beck, not exactly as shownFaux News commentator Glenn Beck appears to be off his meds once again.  Famous for screaming like a little girl at any caller who offends his rather skewed sense of reality, Glenn has gone completely off the deep end as of late. (more…)

The New York Guide

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Baffled By Travel New York Guide

I am just about finished writing Baffled By Travel’s New York Guide which is much cause for celebration around our house.

However, it is like birthing a baby and I tend to suffer from mild post partum depression. (more…)

Books, books and more books…

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Baffled By Travel Guide to Toronto and Niagara Falls

The Toronto Guide I wrote is now in the stores and I have been busy finishing up the New York guide which is being published next month. There’s an online preview of the guide right here.  If youwant your very own copy it is available at better bookstores everywhere or online at (more…)

Joe blow…

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Plumbers for 'mericaI’m afraid that our old friend Joe the Plumber aka Samuel Wurzelbacher is a little past his “best before” date.  Since John McCain hailed him as “my hero” during last fall’s Presidential election Joe has managed to keep himself front and centre in the media with his regular knuckle-headed pronouncements. (more…)

Wake Up…

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Robert J. Sawyer WakeWe went  down to the launch of our friend Rob Sawyer’s new book Wake.  Rob just got off the plane at noon from an 18 day book tour across the U.S. and Canada, but that didn’t slow him down as he gave a spirited reading from the book. (more…)

Baffled By Travel Toronto Guide…

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Over the past few months I have been working with the Baffled By Travel team helping to create an entirely new type of city guide.

In my position as Senior Writer on the guide I got to discover new places in Toronto.  I also got to rediscover many of the attractions that make the city so great. (more…)

And the old theme is repaired and back in action again…

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Finally, after much research and some trial and error I have finally restored the original look of Sparkplug. 

I looked at a number of different themes and finally decided that I wanted to repair the one I had.

And there’s no place like home…