The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Six

Have I got an idea for the churches who need to turn their real estate into longer-term survival plans? Let me try to explain… Things are happening in Penticton these days in part because there is an election coming. There will be people wondering who they can get to run for office so that the […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Five

Okay, help me here, when are we really going to understand how this country has any money at all to invest in infrastructure, in training, in getting back to balanced budgets? I am getting more puzzled every day. Is it just me, or are leaders here in BC really inconsistent? A couple of fays ago, […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Four

What music has been in the air this weekend? Where to begin…well let’s start with today and then I’ll talk about last night. Today it was Live From the Met and the production of Luisa Miller. As you know even though I’ve become quite a fan of opera in recent years, I’m in the same […]

In Memoriam — Humboldt SK

There are times when words are not easily found to say things that one wants to share. While this often happens when trying to discuss feelings at times of death, the problem is compounded when death is both tragic and involves many people, most of them young like my grandkids. I am not sure I […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Two

Why can’t some people just do what they say they are going to do, when others show they can? Good Friday was a day of contrasts for me, but it reminded me that some people don’t even get what they are saying, let alone do what they are saying they are going to do… It […]

Notes to Politicians (Part B)

Another colleague has been rather persistent in calling me out for not being an avid “global warmist” — well, to be fair, the criticism has been shifting more onto my skepticism towards much of the scientific community’s ranting about “climate change”. So, since I’m on this pulpit about politicians and their complete irrationality at times, […]

Notes to Politicians (Part A)

I was asked recently why I have been dwelling on my life more than my opinions. Good question, except I have been writing an Epistle and letters tend to be less opinionated. However, lest you think I can no longer think, I thought I would provide you with some thoughts that have been percolating later […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-One

So, how did the ski lesson turn out? Well, remember last autumn I decided to go to a high performance driving school? It turned out that even though I have been driving reasonably well for some fifty-seven years, there were some things that needed re-tooling…refining my approach to sitting behind the wheel, so to speak. […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy

So am I still stimulating my brain with music since returning from Chicago? Absolutely! In fact I just realized that the last ten days have been filled with interesting events, including several musical moments. After the pruning morning and a well-earned shower, I attended a concert by the Okanagan Symphony entitled “Prodigy!” which was well […]