The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Eight

We really do get the governments we deserve… Two days ago the Penticton City Council, in a close vote (4-3), decided to give a developer an extension on a tax break even though the rules said no. Yesterday I learned from one of the major polling firms that the Liberal Party of Canada hasn’t missed […]

Newsbreak

We interrupt this series of Epistles to bring you an interesting bit of news as I go to have my breakfast. This morning I have decided it would be good to have a bit of a mini-workout before really getting into my day. AND, here are the results… 7 variations of weight lifts 3 variations […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Seven

Why? Why do I write (let alone, for whom)? The other day I was asked why I continue to write – not just my book but these chapters in the Editorialog. Might even have questioned my occasional letter to the editor of the local daily paper (although it actually isn’t a daily any more, having […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Six

It’s tough being an existential Christian (or is it a Christian Existentialist?) but it can lead to moments of random thoughts… Thought #1: Not sure what it is but besides the difficulties around trying to get the book finished, there seems to be a fair amount of angst floating though my personal ether. Churches are […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Five

It’s movie time again in the good ole summer time…Is this why are Grandkids so valuable? This Chapter may not be a long chat, but it is a significant one from my perspective. Yesterday I went to see my third Avengers movie. At least I think it is my third, and I believe it is […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Four

Does Stealing Home ring a bell for you? Sometimes it’s good to go back…and in this instance I realize that I have been away from this writing for about two months…weird and not entirely explainable – but I’ll try… When I actually started this chapter it was Easter weekend. Always an interesting, reflective and introspective […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Three

Where’s the PCC when Senator Belak needs it most? So Senator Belak is on the hot seat again. Why? Well she doesn’t seem to toe the CBC/liberal-left line. Since we had our collective re-awakening to the fact that the Aboriginal in Canada had not been treated fairly in many of their dealings with the invaders […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Two

What really can be gained from a retrospective on the SNC affair and its impact on our next election? Isn’t it interesting that so often the most obtuse or maybe oblique issues can become the biggest burr under one’s saddle? The Sponsorship Scandal is one that comes to mind. Watergate was so unnecessary when the […]

The Mentor has passed…

I am not going to be long-winded tonight. I am sad. I received sad news. And all I can do is share that moment of sadness. You don’t have to be sad yourself. Just allow me to intrude into your world in this moment of sadness. R. Gordon McIntosh, the great mentor about whom I […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-One

What a way to start into Spring!! There was a song that Blood, Sweat and Tears had on one of their albums back in the day that had the line: “Sometimes in winter…” Always loved that song, partly because I first heard it while in Graduate School in Minnesota and that state can match most […]