A Tribute

Today I must give a shout-out to a group of seniors. Technically I am supposed to call them “55+’ers”; definitely not supposed to call them “old geezers”. But it really doesn’t matter what you label these people, the key is you had better be respectful to their faces. On Friday, near mid-day this group of […]

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 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 Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Four

So How Do You Celebrate Canada Day? Happy Canada Day and I am not apologizing for anything other than our apologetic nature today. It is good to be alive. There is an excellent editorial in the Globe and Mail this morning that should be mandatory reading for everyone in this country this weekend. But before […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Two (E)

Why do General Assemblies hold evening sederunts? Evenings at conferences are for socializing, getting to know the other delegates, and winding down. GA makes a mistake when it tries to conserve time and runs the business into the evening. Sederunt 4 was no exception. This evening was simply too packed with reports and briefings. Most […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Two (D)

What happened during the Third Sederunt? This sederunt started off dealing with some interesting issues although not necessarily earth shattering. The History Committee reminded us that we should be setting aside February 18th, 2018 as “Heritage Sunday”. I like this idea as it is becoming increasingly important in this rapid info/multiple facts world that we […]