The Epistle of Q — Chapter 104

Tamarack: The best Canadian Folk Group few have heard about! As you know, recently as part of my mini-workouts which I do a couple of times each week in the room next to my study, I’ve been listening to my complete I-pod musical array. It hit home to me this morning that there is one […]

Want to hear a little feedback?

These are not good times for democracy! (feedback) Well, before I really got going this morning, I had heard from several people. Without identifying them here are some of their comments: • I’ve decided to follow the most recent Canadian trend, and vote for the candidate with the most physically attractive party leader. That way, […]

The Epistle of Q –Chapter 103

What is happening to our democracy? These are not good times for democracy! Last evening I went to an all-candidates Q+A in the Lakeside Resort in Penticton. Five candidates were there – three women, two men. The moderator was the Valley Editor for the daily newspapers in the Okanagan Valley. There were four representatives of […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 102

Oh no, not getting older are we? Sometimes adjustments to age are tougher than I want them to be! As you know, I occasionally work out, or perhaps try to work out. I’ve never been a really strong guy and for all my efforts I would seldom get the label of athletic. On the other […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter One Hundred

Oh no, really? Wouldn’t you know – here it is my 100th Chapter and my concern is with the #metoo movement… Now before you get all unglued, let me say that I understand the pain and concern that has been expressed in many corners for the behaviours of many males. And I realize that for […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Nine

Sometimes it’s hard being a Grandpa… I love being a Grandpa… I like the word, I like the title! It does not make me feel old; in fact, it actually honours my culture, my family. My own Grandpa was an esteemed gentleman and I often wish he was still around. And I’m going to tell […]

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 […]


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 […]