The Epistle of Q — Chapter 175

Oooops, at least one person is very upset with me… One of my eastern readers, while thanking me for my perspective on THE ACT, warned me that I would no doubt get some serious blowback. And that I did, although not as overwhelming as I might have thought. The respondent was quite clear that my […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 174

Just a short chapter to bring you up-to-date on the film scene. As The Glass Onion is yet to be released to theatres in my area and not on Netflix for a couple more weeks, and since I have not started watching my usual Christmas season movies (Charlie Brown’s Christmas, The Polar Express & Love […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 173

THE ACT I have such sympathy for the people in Ottawa. Imagine all the pain and suffering they had to endure with honking horns and not being able to use Wellington Street. It must have been almost earth-shattering, if not cataclysmic! Of course we had to use the Emergency Measures Act (or whatever it’s called […]

In Memoriam — Cec Pretty

Yes…we have lost another icon from the halcyon days of the mid/late sixties at the University of Alberta (UofA). Cec Pretty passed away in his sleep yesterday.Our erstwhile musician extraordinaire from our UofA days, Cec was also the Class Historian in 1966 the year I received my B.A. His essay or story was brilliantly written. […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 172 (B)

Yes, the game day arrived… Grey Cup Sunday was in two parts as usual. My long time friend and colleague (who has been at every Grey Cup with me since 2007) and I always attend the local Presbyterian church (we both are elders – he much more active than I). As he was not in […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 172 (A)

Ah, the Grey Cup once again (Part A)… It is that time of year, although it is somewhat earlier than usual and definitely earlier than last year’s December moment in Hamilton. Another thing that is different this year – at least different from previous Grey Cup games since 2007, I am alone. While in the […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 171 (E)

And in conclusion… This has been a very interesting and sometimes confounding month. Many milestones, a few bumpy moments, some sad and reflective times. I’ve decided to write you a long epistle, but break in down into parts so that you don’t get eye strain trying to read it all at once. However, I am […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 171 (D)

back again… This has been a very interesting and sometimes confounding month. Many milestones, a few bumpy moments, some sad and reflective times. I’ve decided to write you a long epistle, but break in down into parts so that you don’t get eye strain trying to read it all at once. However, I am not […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 171 (C)

and here’s more This has been a very interesting and sometimes confounding month. Many milestones, a few bumpy moments, some sad and reflective times. I’ve decided to write you a long epistle, but break in down into parts so that you don’t get eye strain trying to read it all at once. However, I am […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 171 (Part B)

and here’s more This has been a very interesting and sometimes confounding month. Many milestones, a few bumpy moments, some sad and reflective times. I’ve decided to write you a long epistle, but break in down into parts so that you don’t get eye strain trying to read it all at once. However, I am […]