Congratulations on this good article. Helps to be reminded of that (even) when a lot of people around us seem to be victims and feeling guilty, things are going well for us.
My husband and I both roared with laughter over your column today, Brian. It was so us!
I want to tell you how much I enjoy your column… your humility and sense of humour. You are one columnist who can make me laugh out loud every time! Keep it up! You are right up there with Gordon Kirkland and Dave Barry.
I read your piece in the paper this morning. I couldn’t have said it better myself! My Dad (Norm Crossman) was a great man. No one will ever come close to his intelligence, energy and drive for Lewisville and the entire City of Moncton! He’d be proud to see his name on the (Crossman Community Centre – Kay Arena)!!
That’s quite the story. Talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve. Kudos!
Thanks for a wonderful article. My wife and I had a great laugh as it brought back vivid memories of raising our three sons. They are all fine young men today, married and with families of their own. We now have six most enjoyable grand children so it does pay to hang in there and make the tough calls.
I have followed and enjoyed your column for quite some time now. I remember the column you wrote about your Dad and it brought back so many memories of my Dad and his illness. Then reading the column today brought back all those memories even more.
Just wanted to let you know that your column on losing a friend to cancer was very touching and an eye-opener for those of us who sometimes forget to tell those we love how we feel about them when they are still alive. I had tears in my eyes.
I recently saw (your) YouTube video of Kelley (Mooney) singing Hallelujah and thought it to be absolutely beautiful. I was so very impressed.
Great article! Sad, funny, melancholic, pensive… all bases covered!
(Your) Wednesday article was great, as usual. My wife has been reading your articles for a long time. Thank you.
I have been reading your column for as long as you started and just wanted to share for example today’s column about ‘Trying to make sense of Christmas songs.’ It made me laugh so hard that I had tears in my eyes. It was so very funny!!
Great article on Amy Winehouse. I am a huge fan of hers and was heartbroken by the news of her death. No one should rejoice in the death of someone just because they struggled with addiction and were made out to be a fool by the tabloids… Good job.
This is the first time I actually write an e-mail to comment on anyone’s articles. Just a quick thanks for all of your articles… Have a great day and keep up the fabulous work.
Just a brief note to say how much I appreciated your column this week about the nuns who played such an important part in the lives of so many of us.
I’ve read every one of your columns… I’ve enjoyed them all and had many a chuckle.
Hi Brian! Always enjoy your columns but particularly enjoyed your reminiscence of small-town Lewisville, a grand place to live. Have many friend from there. Thanks for bringing forward many old memories long forgotten.
Never miss your weekly column in the (Times &) Transcript. Love your subtle way of humorously — how should I put it — sharing life’s ups and downs… how to laugh at ourselves… and a few of life lessons thrown in.
Brian, I read your column in today’s paper, ‘Even a winter lover is now longing for spring,’ and I laughed all the way through it! You made my day!
I read you columns and articles and I find your writing very fair and well balanced.
Totally powerfully and wonderfully written… For the first time in I can’t remember how long, it brought me utterly to gut-wrenching tears and I don’t even know any of the families who were going through this horrific time. You are truly a gifted journalist.
I love your column, especially when you talk about your relatives.
My husband and I were profoundly touched by your article entitled ‘A mother’s walk to freedom.’… The sad part of this story is that it is not a unique situation… suffice it to say that newspaper articles such as this one must make all your work worthwhile.
Your article made my day. Thank you.
I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your (YouTube) tribute to the Boys in Red, as they will forever been known. It was a very emotional and inspiring.
I read your column regularly in the (Times & Transcript) and enjoy it tremendously.
Just wanted to drop you a quick line let you know what a great job you do on your newsletters. Very informative. I like that you cover a wide range of local and global topics. I always find something to take away and learn from. Thanks!
Just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your story about your furry friend. It is so true what you say about the walks. You better be ready to go every day once you have a dog.
Not sure how you pull it off each week, but I like your newsletter!
Just a quick note to thank you for your great column in today’s Times & Transcript. Thanks for putting into words what so many of think and feel on the topic.
Keep on writing those great columns.
I always enjoy your review and comments on social media. I enjoy the Facebook feedback, your YouTube selection… awesome job.
Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your column!!!
Thank you for the amazing article that appeared in today’s Times & Transcript. You did a wonderful job at not only describing your task at hand, but for also describing Sean (Collins) as being so very present… which he is!
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your column in the paper. Wish it was in every day!
I read your article ‘Again New Brunswick weeps for its children,’ and I was completely moved and comforted. I brought the newspaper to my high school and shared it with all my friends, and we just found so much comfort and touching phrases to hold close during this insanely crazy time.
I had tears running down my cheeks. Your storytelling and choice of descriptive words are excellent. Keep up the good work. That should be award-winning material.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your columns. You just crack me up! Your latest column regarding job interviews had me laughing out loud! I love your sense of humour! Keep up the good work! Laughter is the best medicine!
I loved every word and laughed out loud…
I just finished reading your article on Amy Winehouse… I totally agree with every word that you have written. We have become such a compassionless world. No wonder we have kids turning drugs and alcohol… they see no hope… This is the 1st time I have ever replied to a reporter but I am so impressed!
I, like you, am a huge American Idol fan. I just finished reading your summary of last night’s show and want to compliment you on such an in-depth detailed report. Keep up the great reporting.
I just wanted to congratulate you on that excellent article in Wednesday’s Times and Transcript. By the time I finished reading about uncle Romeo and aunt Barbara, I had a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. Not an easy thing to do to this 73-year-old!
Absolutely, love the style (of your newsletter) and the adding of value that you are doing, Brian!
I’m enjoying your (American Idol) column so much this year I though I’d let you know. Everything you say is pretty well spot on.
I just wanted to say how it amazes me when you capture the human condition — one of thinking we have plenty of time to get our work done. Love your columns and the newsletter.
I love your dry, satirical no-nonsense honest writing! You make me laugh!
I just read your column, and it made my day. Keep up the good work. You’re a fantastic writer.
My brother forwarded (your) YouTube (video) of Kelley Mooney singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. I still have goosebumps.
(Your newsletter) is very well done, Brian. Taking notes.
I don’t normally contact people willy-nilly, but I just had to say that I really had a good laugh over the Christmas song column in the paper today! Really hilarious. Thanks for the comic relief!
In one fell swoop, your article has conveyed more constructive chiropractic information about my profession than perhaps years of paid national advertising could hope to achieve.
I just finished reading your piece in the paper ‘Assuming the absolute worst whenever a doctor is involved,’ and it made me laugh out loud a bunch of times! Just wanted to say thank you for that. It felt great!!
I am just sending you a small note to tell you how my sister and I love your column even though they are not often enough. It’s nice to see someone else have what we think is the
same problems in daily life as we do and laugh at it. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to your next one.
Just a note to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed your column ‘Hold off on those…’ Your have lots of talent and remind me of Dave Barry… I can truly say that you are one great humour writer.
Brian, just wanted to tell you that you’re doing a wonderful job with your column every Wednesday. I always look forward to it. I know there’s a lot of stuff that you invent, but you always make me laugh. Just wanted to let you know that you have a fan.
As an avid (American) Idol watcher, I’ve been reading Idol Chatter regularly since the beginning of the season, and I just wanted to tell you that I’m enjoying your observations on the performances and the eliminations… Thanks for the great column (and for your weekly column, which I also enjoy, as well)…
I read your column on (being a) walking pharmacy today. LOVED IT!!! Thanks for the great laughs… With all the horrible news events constantly being reported, it is so nice to look forward to a funny spin on the day-to-day stuff. I can’t wait for the next column!
Your story made me hysterical and your candour and objectivity are astounding.
I always enjoy your review and comments on social media. I enjoy the Facebook feedback, your YouTube selection, etc. Awesome job.
Never in my life did I think I would send a note to anyone connected with the newspaper or any other publication… I enjoy your column very, very much… Thank you for doing what you do. It is so appreciated.
Just finished reading your column and I am still laughing. Keep it up. Love reading it on Wednesday.
I read your article regarding bullies and your stories reminded me of my son… Thanks for caring!
Just wanted to say I enjoy reading your newsletter every week. I especially like the list of different links to websites.
I read your column today — ‘Not everyone gets enthused about the Christmas holiday.’ You must be a very compassionate and caring person to write such an article at this time of the year. As I sat to read the morning paper, it made my heart feel good that others do care.
Your newsletter is really a nice piece of work. There is always a lot of valuable information. I always look forward to receiving it in my inbox every week.
Love your columns! Laughed out loud this a.m.
The best line I’ve heard this year: ‘The graveyard is full of people who wish they would have just had a cold.’ I’ll remember your words when I want to complain about my minor aches and pains.
I really enjoy your weekly newsletters. Great, quick reads that inspire or affirm. I often forward along an article if I think someone else will find inspiration or affirmation in it.
Just wanted to tell you I enjoyed your morning column immensely!
Hey Brian, just read your article on Canadian reality TV. I read it with a smile on my face because I agree with you.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your column every Wednesday. You seem to put down on paper what most of us are thinking in the wittiest and easy reading manner.
If you don’t already receive it, I’m recommending Brian’s newsletter to you. It’s nicely designed and really well written with lots of useful and helpful information in each edition, especially if you live in New Brunswick and are interested in social media and communications.
Just a short note to say I LOVED your column today! Literally laughing out loud in my office.
I want to congratulate you on your video tribute to the seven Bathurst High School basketball players and to Mrs. Lord. It is a tragedy that affects everyone in NB, Canada and around the world.
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your newspaper column in the Times & Transcript. Always good for a chuckle mixed in with deep thought.
I usually fold the paper up and put it into the office recycling bin and shake my head. Today, on the other hand, I laughed out loud and faxed a copy over to a friend. I’m still laughing. Thank you!