The Epistle of Q — Chapter 105 (a)

Sometimes it is good to retrace one’s steps!! This year the Association of Moral Educators (AME) is meeting in Seattle. I’ve been a member of AME for over forty years but in recent years I have not been going to the AGM and Conference because I’ve felt it was drifting too far from its roots […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 104

Tamarack: The best Canadian Folk Group few have heard about! As you know, recently as part of my mini-workouts which I do a couple of times each week in the room next to my study, I’ve been listening to my complete I-pod musical array. It hit home to me this morning that there is one […]

Want to hear a little feedback?

These are not good times for democracy! (feedback) Well, before I really got going this morning, I had heard from several people. Without identifying them here are some of their comments: • I’ve decided to follow the most recent Canadian trend, and vote for the candidate with the most physically attractive party leader. That way, […]

The Epistle of Q –Chapter 103

What is happening to our democracy? These are not good times for democracy! Last evening I went to an all-candidates Q+A in the Lakeside Resort in Penticton. Five candidates were there – three women, two men. The moderator was the Valley Editor for the daily newspapers in the Okanagan Valley. There were four representatives of […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter One Hundred

Oh no, really? Wouldn’t you know – here it is my 100th Chapter and my concern is with the #metoo movement… Now before you get all unglued, let me say that I understand the pain and concern that has been expressed in many corners for the behaviours of many males. And I realize that for […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Eight

We really do get the governments we deserve… Two days ago the Penticton City Council, in a close vote (4-3), decided to give a developer an extension on a tax break even though the rules said no. Yesterday I learned from one of the major polling firms that the Liberal Party of Canada hasn’t missed […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Three

Where’s the PCC when Senator Belak needs it most? So Senator Belak is on the hot seat again. Why? Well she doesn’t seem to toe the CBC/liberal-left line. Since we had our collective re-awakening to the fact that the Aboriginal in Canada had not been treated fairly in many of their dealings with the invaders […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-Two

What really can be gained from a retrospective on the SNC affair and its impact on our next election? Isn’t it interesting that so often the most obtuse or maybe oblique issues can become the biggest burr under one’s saddle? The Sponsorship Scandal is one that comes to mind. Watergate was so unnecessary when the […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Ninety-One

What a way to start into Spring!! There was a song that Blood, Sweat and Tears had on one of their albums back in the day that had the line: “Sometimes in winter…” Always loved that song, partly because I first heard it while in Graduate School in Minnesota and that state can match most […]