Category Archives: From NAKINA…

“From Nakina” commentary, opinions and views by Bob Rotz, formerly written on his ice-block desk located within his igloo, north of Superior.

Bob’s moved south now…but his views remain as cold and crusty as before.

  • June 21 – Battle, Brazeau and Bingo
  • June 13 – Healthy, healthier and healthiest……yay summertime !!!
  • June 6 – I DIDN’T VOTE…let me explain why
  • May 24 – hoe, hoe, hoe….the merry season of seeding and planting
  • May 16 – Mingling and sippin’ with Olympic greats
  • May 9 – Scalp ’em !
  • May 2 – Lamentations that come with age
  • Apr 25 – Earth Day, Brant Ford Stuff and then some….
  • Apr 11 – Moonlighting as a Real Estate agent…hmmmm!
  • Apr 4 – Rotzy’s slap happy about Will and Chris
  • Mar 28 –
  • Mar 21 –
  • Mar 14
  • Mar 7 – No blossoms but lots of buds replacing the Smirnoffs
  • Feb 28 – Sunday #2 Re-write….OK?….Bob A Quick Apology….
  • Feb 21 – Rotzy’s goes truckin each mornin’….but not to Ottawa
  • Feb 14 – To be truckin’ on or not to be….
  • Feb 7 –
  • JAN 31 – It’s Saturday 5:12AM….
  • Jan 21 – COVID and cranky curmudgeons, all of us
  • Jan 10 – Old people prefer the old ways, even the not so old
  • Jan 3, 2022 –
  • Dec 27 – Rotzy writes about winter pains
  • Dec 13 – Sufferin’ the “before Christmas blues “
  • Dec 6 –
  • Nov 29 – Rotzy opens offensive on many fronts
  • Nov 22 – Welcome to Scrooge 2021
  • Nov 15 – Don the dink and other remembrances
  • NOV 8 – Ford, fones, and tying a student to her desk
  • Oct 25 – lookin for a clean bill of health
  • Oct 18 – Rotzy is beginning to sound like a HORNy old toad !
  • Oct 11 – We’re surrounded by turkeys, everywhere!
  • Oct 4 – Gardening, harvesting, and political weeding/whining
  • Sept 20-27 – Heart problems slow us all down…particularly medical ones
  • Sept 13 – No one’s happy with the campaign…wait till the election !
  • Sept 6 – The election might be frazzling him
  • Aug 23 – Rotzy back to his best form ever…the election does it for him !
  • Aug 16 – Rockers, Vaccine cajones, Garden updates, GG and Hajdu
  • Aug 2 –
  • July 19 – He’s back on the rails, Aboveground railroad
  • July 12 – Turning up the ‘crank’
  • July 5 – health check, tech challenge and Canada shame?
  • June 28 – censored “rant-age”
  • June 22 – dang computer probs
  • June 7 – COVID, CARP and Indian Residential Schools
  • May 31 – Rotzy took a Victoria break!
  • May 10 – medical examinations demand deeper considerations
  • May 3 – the cremation of Rotzy McGee
  • Apr 26 – Rotzy’s kind of still feeling the effects of last weeks fuddled up column
  • Apr 19 – CARPing about more than just fish, COVID and ZOOMER 740am
  • Apr 12 – Health issues become increasingly confusing in later years…welcome to the world of COVID chaos.
  • Apr 6 – A column with less bite in it than usual
  • Mar 29 –
  • Mar 22 – COVID and Vaccination updates
  • Mar 15 – Gets “aged servicing” at BGH
  • Mar 1 – new career consideration?
  • Feb 22 – Snowfalls fuzzify brain matter
  • Feb 15 – more thoughts about Trump and his GOP cohort
  • Feb 8 – Third wave coming regardless
  • Feb 1 – Mellowing a bit
  • Jan 24 – Recipe, ‘rona vaccine testing, Washington wipeout
  • Jan 19 – Rotzy vs COVID…grrr
  • Jan 11 – rant moderation to avoid rant fatigue
  • Jan 4 – lots of complaints being heard
  • Dec 28 – Bad day at Blackrock…
  • Dec 21 – On the treadmill of stress and anxiety….huff huff huff
  • Dec 14 – Lookin’ back a lot…ranting maybe?
  • Dec 7 – Rotzy suffering: cabin fever, quarantine stress and pre-winter anxiety
  • Nov 30 – Covid, covid, covid
  • Nov 23 – Frosty the snowman in disguise
  • Nov 16 – They are remembered…
  • Nov 9 – Trump, Trump, Trump
  • Nov 2 – An election is going on? Huh? Where? When?
  • Oct 26 – Summer’s last gasp sets record one day temperature
  • Oct 19 – Mooses, masks and an orange monster
  • Oct 12 – Lockdown can go only 4 ways…
  • Oct 5 – “Nuts” all over the place
  • Sitting on the dark of the balcony…
  • Sept 21 – Brrr…snow?
  • Sept 14 – better weather means better mood
  • Sept 7 – Some ‘easy-to-agree-with’ rants and grumbles
  • Aug 31 – COVID’S getting to me
  • Aug 24 – COVID, maskin’ and gripin’
  • Aug 17 – Lots of gripin’
  • Aug 10 – RAGES: Road, pc, Leafs
  • Aug 3 – Lillies, Harry Caray and toilet brushes
  • July 27 – Some like it hot but not ROT’
  • July 20 – Vietnam, Portland, Oregon…it’s a wonderful world?
  • July 13 – Healthy, wealthy and corn!
  • July 6 – Some like it hot!
  • June 29 – back, healthy and with a vengeance
  • June 23 – Corona, colonoscopies and chaos
  • June 15 – Confirmed…Rotzy’s a lightweight !
  • June 8 – Rantin’, reamin’ and rubbin’
  • June 1 – nuthin’ ’bout June being Seniors month
  • May 23 – The Lone Ranger rides Silver, the rototiller
  • Happy Victoria Day…..
  • May 11 – snowpeas, Snowbirds, and snowflakes…yikes
  • May 4 – Virtual reality
  • Apr 26 – COVID-19 and all that jazz
  • Apr. 20 – tuff times at COVID High
  • Apr 13 – Issues with toilet paper tissues
  • Apr. 6 – 75, a personal high!
  • Mar 23 – Trump, an easy target…but ya gotta be right
  • Mar. 16 – Corona of thorns
  • Mar 8 – a bear hug of a message if you can bear the last part
  • Mar 2 – Miz Jo, OK; Rotzy, not so much
  • Feb 24 – a sushi platter of news items
  • Feb 17 – maladies, melodies and melancholy
  • Feb 10 – Rotzy’s right on target…Super Bowl and Trump bowl
  • Feb 3 – a mite overdoing politics, maybe?
  • Jan 27 – confusion reigns in Ford education system country
  • Jan 20 – winter woes and dining out whines
  • Jan 13 – “mamby pamby and mamby pamby,” says Justin Trudeau
  • Jan. 6 – blitzkrieg on Blitzer
  • Dec 30 – Xmas slow down or the hangover lingers ?
  • Dec 23 – Nat, Dino, Frank…keep dreamin’ boys !
  • Dec 16 – Christmas seeping in everywhere
  • Dec 9 – Electric cars … shocking thoughts!
  • Dec 2 – Fraudsters and thieves everywhere
  • Nov 25 – Cherry picking continues…
  • Nov 18 – Cherry topper, snow know-how and unforgettable C&W lyrics
  • Nov 11 – puzzles, pizza and pizzazz
  • Nov. 4 – speedin’, dustin’, and football gripin’
  • Oct 21 – Indian summer, hooray!