Joe Banks on the morphing of language between generations, and how the current elevation of superlatives has pushed conversation into a new orbit.
Joe Banks remembers his beloved, spirited mother and the joy she derived from “little people.” Children and laughter: two elements of a life lived that my mother, Jacqueline Leclerc Banks, so much embraced that rare are the photos taken over […]
Three kids — ages 12 or 13, two boys and a girl — recently rode bikes by our house, laughing and talking. It’s a scene repeated in this city in countless neighbourhoods among boys and girls of a strata of […]
I’m writing this on the day of our 32nd wedding anniversary. It’s not a particularly special year, except it occurred to me this morning, as I kissed my bride, that fewer and fewer of our contemporaries, friends and acquaintances are doing the same. (Marking […]
Joe Banks recalls his ‘funny, mysterious and sometimes bizarre’ journey to the truth about sex There is nothing — I repeat, nothing — in the province’s updated health and sexuality curriculum that will stop any 14-year-old boy from snortlaughing from their seats during the […]
Overbearing, cussing dads and tired, put-upon moms were a hallmark of the ’60s, writes Joe Banks. Thankfully, he says, weíve come a long way since then – except when it comes to fashion. They say that everything old becomes new […]