The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Nine

Why do I go to the AGM & Conference of APPE (Association of Practical and Professional Ethics)? Once again, a single session validated why I will travel half way across the continent, giving up some really good ski days, to attend a series of meetings and presentations on the subject of ethics. Today, in the […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Eight

What were the three conversations that I had in Austin Texas? Q #1 What did James Owen have to say that bears repeating? James is the author of two of the textbooks that I use in my ethics courses these days: Cowboy Ethics & Cowboy Values. He is a former Wall Street investment banker who […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Seven

What makes Austin TX significantly different than Penticton BC? This is not a simple question for there are several significant differences, some blatantly obvious, others not so much. a) first and foremost, it is a city of parks — there are all kinds of green spaces, even some created and maintained by private interests and […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Six

Where have I been that I haven’t been able to write? This is almost a travelog today. I just realized that since I last took some time to write, I have been very busy. Actually spent a fair amount of time in my office on Wednesday cleaning up a number of business issues in order […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Five

Q #1 What do Netflix and the Ballet have in common? Well, for starters, this weekend both art forms taught me something rather fundamental: don’t be too quick to judge what I might really like? Saturday was a sporadic work day. I am working on a new version of an ethics course that I have […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Four

Sometimes time can get away on a person. If my calendar is correct, it’s been four days since I last dealt with questions of substance. Perhaps the intervening moments actually have raised so many questions or interruptions that I have tried to avoid dealing with them. Another option is that I have become lazy again […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Three

Today there are two main questions that had come up in the past thirty-six hours or so. Not sure which is the more pressing; both, I think, are intriguing. Q #1 What are Christians so reluctant to speak out about their faith? With the exception perhaps of the fundamentalists and some of the more energetic […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-Two

It’s snowing again in Penticton. I don’t mind it snowing on Apex Mountain; in fact, that is where it is supposed to snow. The normal world of winter here is that occasionally it might be cold in the Valley, and a couple of times a year a snowfall will be recorded. But the rest of […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty-One

One of the readers of the editorialog raised an interesting question that I thought deserved sharing. I’m not sure how old the individual is, but the question certainly resonates with me. Q #1 Why are things getting harder to open, especially because we have been promised that with all our technology life is supposed to […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twenty

Q #1 Is Groundhog Day sexist or simply politically incorrect? As I watched the news while at the gym this morning it struck me that there were no visible or even audible protesters at any of the celebrated Groundhog Day visitations. Why, you ask? a) all the Goundhogs have male names (so I am assuming […]