The Epistle of Q — Chapter 167

In the midst of sadness, it is good to think about things that we can do to improve life, bring more energy to our world, and perhaps even become somewhat more creative. When one loses a good friend with whom you had shared many thoughts and concepts, perhaps the best tribute is to come up […]

IN MEMORIAM — Rich Vivone

Rich Vivone has been a special person in my life for a long time. Writing about him now is a moment that is beginning to be a too frequent an occurrence in my life. Even though I have been told to expect these happenings more and more, it still is tough to hear that a […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 166

Indians speak… As you are aware, my political leanings tend towards Attila the Hun, slightly right of centre. Moreover, during my working life I have spent time working with Aboriginal leadership, as well as devoting some energies to writing (including books). So it was with interest that I acquired two books recently: Rez Rules (by […]


Alas Skiing is now over for the 2021/2022 season and it is time to give the summary of results… While the actual awards ceremony will be in later this spring (and will not likely be covered in the national media – that being saved for highlighted activities of a more impactful fashion), it seems appropriate […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 165

oh no… what to do… I need some advice or help – at least some useful insight. What does one do when their city council appears to be dementious (I am reluctant to use the word demented since I haven’t cleared it with my lawyers)? Here’s the challenge: less than two months ago the Council […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 164

Gratefulness at a time to catch up… March was a busy month it seems, so I now have some catching up to do. But first things first… Never underestimate the on-going value of student/learner connections. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to meet many, many superb students. And within that multitudinous cohort of […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 163 (E)

Oh no…really tis the winter of our discontent! This week is getting worse by the day. I just received a phone call from Melinda. When she introduced herself I naturally began a rant about something, assuming she was looking for my opinion on one or the other of today’s issues. When I paused she thanked […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 163 (D)

T’is the winter of our discontent (Part D)… Well perhaps one should take a moment to talk about better things. And music is always something that uplifts the spirit and enhances the brain. Finally we are getting the opportunity to get out in public and hear some. It has been one of my biggest concerns […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 163 (C)

T’is the winter of our discontent (Part C)… On another sad note, I must inform you that my good friend Sandy has had to withdraw from the ski program this season – he took a run he should not have: fell hard, injured his nose, cracked his pelvis and probably suffered a concussion. The upside […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 163B

T’is the winter of our discontent (Part B)… On another sad note, I must comment on the tragedy that is unfolding in our justice, perhaps even governmental, system all due to a good idea that has crumbled because of a real lack of focus, maybe even strategic visioning… I refer to the truckers’ Freedom Convoy. […]