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-Seven

Why? Why do I write (let alone, for whom)? The other day I was asked why I continue to write – not just my book but these chapters in the Editorialog. Might even have questioned my occasional letter to the editor of the local daily paper (although it actually isn’t a daily any more, having […]

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 Mentor has passed…

I am not going to be long-winded tonight. I am sad. I received sad news. And all I can do is share that moment of sadness. You don’t have to be sad yourself. Just allow me to intrude into your world in this moment of sadness. R. Gordon McIntosh, the great mentor about whom I […]

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 […]

In Memoriam — Bruce Johnson

It never gets easy to say good-bye, especially to a friend you’ve known for probably forty-five years. Last night, at about 7:45 p.m. Bruce passed away, He was in hospice care at the Penticton Regional Hospital’s Moog & Friends Centre. He was well cared for and he was surrounded by family. All this is not […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Nine (Part B)

So why do people get together 55 years after they were actually significant personages in each other’s lives? This elongated journey to and from APPE provided the opportunity for another Madoc’rs luncheon in Toronto. The first one happened some time ago and another was held in 2016 during Grey Cup week and brought together. The […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Seven

What makes a birthday special? Many people have birthdays. In fact, most people have at least one each year. Some people consider certain years to be extra special – 13, 16, 21 (or maybe 19 or 18, depending on the province), 30, 35, 40 50 65, and often 80 (if one gets that far). I’m […]