News Flash V

Hello… Pardon my interruption… This just in – the Globe & Mail agrees with gw – yeah believe it or not… As you know I tend to be more of a National Post person but more and more I am also finding gems of wisdom in the G+M. And, this month I find myself actually […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 178

A new direction perchance… And now it is time to move beyond the political rants… it has become painfully obvious to me that the divide that is afflicting Canada, while it is somewhat different than that in the country to the south, permeates any politically-tangential conversation we might have… As minds are not likely to […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 177

Another response… Yesterday I received another missive from a dear friend who happens to live in Ottawa. Like the earlier one, it was more than upset with my obvious lack of understanding as to the criminals and thugs that desecrated the capital city. I am not going to quote at length from the letter, in […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 176

Winter has officially started in the Okanagan… Oh, I’m not talking about the unusual accumulation of snow down in the Valley where we are supposed to be living in a desert. I am talking about the fact that on this date (December 5th) real winter started… Firstly, by 7:00 a.m. I had made my first […]

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 […]