Unpaid Announcement

Well surprise surprise — not enough people signed up so UofA/ELLA cancelled my course… BUT there is still time for you to do something else — not for me, but for my mother…A week this coming Saturday, on January 22nd, my mother will turn 105. While she does enjoy receiving voice mails, my sister (who […]

Tribute 2 — Gerry

Another in my attempts to recognize people who have been important in my life, but are no longer present… About two months ago, Gerry would have been seventy-eight I think. I should have called his widow but I had a t/c with my Mother and then a ZOOM conference with a Grandson as well as […]

The Christmas Letter (2021)

MERRY CHRISTMAS & THE BEST FOR 2022 Well, here it is, another year-end and another late letter. No good excuses although I could blame a Grey Cup trip but that was too good a trip to besmirch, and the game was so exciting, so I won’t!! This year has been well chronicled within this Editorialog […]


This is an Unpaid Ad… tsk, tsk… I won’t do this very often but on the occasion of my 400th mini-workout (the one I do in my own home sort-of-gym) since mid-April of 2017 I thought I should let you in on a secret… I’m teaching again at the UofA’s ELLA program… This may not […]

Tribute 1 — The Major

Outside the normal Chapters in the Epistle of Q, I am starting a new column that highlights some of the people who have been notable influencers in my life. Initially I will talk about those who have passed on from this world, but eventually I will mention some who are live and well (more or […]


stop the presses… Alas insanity reigns… Now I am not sure whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have an immunity-compromised condition or whether you even care. Furthermore, I don’t know if you like to travel, fear travel or prefer sitting on the back stoop. And I don’t much care whether you are a […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 161

It’s Sunday but I’m dry at least (though without my poached eggs for brekkie) Ok, ok already… You may be tired of my skepticism around the raging wokeness of the global warming now climate changing activists, but just maybe now is the time for us to consider something I have been recommending for a while. […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 160

This is not original, just sayin’…or why does no one ever ask why is Greenland called Greenland? What I am about to write was first penned by Robert Matthews in the Sunday Telegraph and printed on Sunday, April 6th, 2003 in the Times-Colonist out of Victoria BC. By the way, I found this as I […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 159

Quick thoughts… Let’s get rid of Daylight Saving… This is a rant – or as close to one as I can muster this morning… There now seems to be enough evidence that switching back and forth twice a year is not good for the health of a majority of us…AND, there appears to be little […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 157 (Response)

Some excellent feedback… My comments on parking drew several responses, most rather congratulatory so I won’t repeat them. Nevertheless there were a couple that were both unique and rather neat and I thought I should share them with you today (as I await the start of another CFL doubleheader on TSN). Incident #1: a colleague […]