The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifty-One

What do I think of the Morneau Tax-Grab? This is all about fairness in taxation is it? As a former owner of a smaller-size business (a consulting firm for thirty years) I can fully understand the uproar against the Minister of Finance — but let me leave that more the moment. As the current owner […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifty

Why can’t people read the signs? We have a new fire, this time right in the Okanagan Vallley. It’s in the Finlay Creek watershed. May not mean anything to you, but last night while attending a great jazz concert that was part of the Ryga Festival in Summerland we could not only see the smoke […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Nine (cont’d)

What else is part of this perplexing question of how to “get to better”? During my college days I spent eighteen months in graduate school in the USA (obtained an M.A. in Education and Social Reform). It was an interesting time. One afternoon, three of us, all with theological roots (former Jesuit, Anglican deacon, Presbyterian […]

The Letter of Q — Chapter Forty-Eight

And what do you do on Sunday, after listening to a great sermon? Well, first of all, you thank the minister: Thank you, Doug Rollwage, the service was truncated, only the sermon — but it was a very inspiring one on the need for and value of prayer… For those interested, you can find it […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Seven

What is the answer to the question — what is an Okanagan Kitchen Party? Well, there are few old-style farm houses in the Valley anymore and there are even fewer big farm kitchens. So one needs to look elsewhere. And tonight I found it, almost accidentally. A daughter of my best friend had invited me […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Six

Just where have I been these last two weeks or so? Good question — and it’s been hard to see me because of all the smoke! And yet where there’s smoke, there isn’t necessarily fire. Our Valley has been spared any big fire, thankfully, although there have been some small ones, caused by humans, that […]