In 1944-45 – as the world neared the post-war era – I was six years old in Grade 1 at the Temperance Street School in New Glasgow.

I was telling people I wanted to be like my cousin Larry McDorman, a sportswriter at The Chronicle Herald. I was already looking at the pictures on the sports pages every day and looking to see Larry’s name on stories.


His newspaper career started in Pictou County in his high school days and his first story was published in 1954. He has been writing for more than six decades; two books and 10,000 newspaper columns since 1972, he hasn't stopped writing yet!