In Memoriam — Once Again But Perhaps More Sadly

IN MEMORIAM – Pete There was a special funeral on Sunday. A long-time friend, a person who was even more special to my dear daughter, a young man who had just celebrated his 49th birthday: Peter Tuan. The event  occupied the afternoon and then went into the evening.  It was a wonderful moment (I could […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 105 (b)

Thursday at AME and more thanks for Lawrence Kohlberg!! As I mentioned in the opening section of this chapter, this year the Association of Moral Educators is meeting in Seattle. I decided to return to AME for this year’s AGM & Conference in large part to experience a refresher on Kohlberg’s work and legacy as […]

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 102

Oh no, not getting older are we? Sometimes adjustments to age are tougher than I want them to be! As you know, I occasionally work out, or perhaps try to work out. I’ve never been a really strong guy and for all my efforts I would seldom get the label of athletic. On the other […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter One Hundred one

The Kids ARE Alright… I had the pleasure of being invited to the AGM of the Okanagan Water Board a week or so ago. As well two long time friends/colleagues were there as well – all of us of sufficient age to remember the heady days of the federal/provincial Okanagan Basin Water Study (started in […]

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-Nine

Sometimes it’s hard being a Grandpa… I love being a Grandpa… I like the word, I like the title! It does not make me feel old; in fact, it actually honours my culture, my family. My own Grandpa was an esteemed gentleman and I often wish he was still around. And I’m going to tell […]

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 […]