The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty (Part V)

What is Operation Orange…? (the conclusion…) Part V The plane-ride home was obviously joyous – before even taking off it was actually loud, almost raucous. I had the chance to again thank Posey and he was mostly happy with his initial performance; chatted with Lulay about the Montreal injury curse, but he was already upbeat […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty (Part IV)

What is Operation Orange…? (Cont’d) Part IV The bus ride to the stadium was relatively quiet. The players on my bus were obviously well into game mode so there was little chatter or banter. When we got to that idyllic spot on the mountain with the McGill University campus where the stadium is situated, we […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty (Part III)

What is Operation Orange? (cont’d) Part III Then came the pre-game meal – a humongous buffet filled with chicken, pasta, salads, desserts, and drinks (primarily juices). The players went first but that didn’t matter – the hotel just kept bringing out huge bowls of whatever started to disappear. All the fans on the trip sat […]

The Epistle of Q –Chapter Eighty (Part II)

What is Operation Orange (cont’d)? Part II Arrival on the south shore of metropolitan Montréal was uneventful. Charter buses were waiting, and after the transfer of luggage we all climbed aboard. Most of the players were on one bus, but some did get on ours which did make for some person-to-person conversations about the upcoming […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Nine

What is gratitude and how do we know when we truly have experienced something worthy of sharing it? Well guess what, I found out today. {But first let me explain why I have been silent so long. We had a major meltdown of the Editorialog section of our website. Just when I had all kinds […]

A Tribute to a Mentor

You may not know Gord McIntosh (or more properly: Dr. R. Gordon McIntosh), retired professor of educational administration at the University of Alberta. But I want you to meet him. He is a very special person, and not just in my life; although, that is what I am most knowledgeable about. I had lunch on […]

Upon a road oft travelled

What is it that makes us travel fast Always intent on the destination Never taking the time to stop For needless or even needed Breaks, pauses, reflective moments And really there is no sound excuse Freeways have rest stops there to use And when I need to rest I have no trouble pulling in I’ve […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventy-Eight

Why is it that I still hear people talk in disparaging terms about the city of Edmonton? After all it has the Edmonton Eskimos, the Winspear Centre, the Jubilee Auditorium, a new Royal Alberta Museum, the University of Alberta and as perhaps its greatest asset — the Saskatchewan River and the Valley it has carved […]