The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Eight

What is it about the Okanagan Symphony that makes me think it is the best regional orchestra in Canada? Saturday night was just another evening at the office for Music Director and Conductor Rosemary Thompson but it certainly wasn’t anything blasé for the audience in attendance. Titled Amadeus the entire evening focused on three final […]

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 […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Six

Why do we so often think that good talent must be from somewhere else? The Biblical expression, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country too often seem borne out by the way we treat our local heroes, no matter what profession or vocation or life-style they inhabit. Last night I went to […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighty-Five

Why would I walk for 45 minutes, more or less downhill, to see a matinee movie when I have two vehicles in the garage? Well, perhaps because it was almost +10C and it was sunny. More likely because I needed the exercise. The problem, of course, would be in the return. No longer even light […]

The End of 2018 Sermon

What does one do to conclude a year that has been intriguing to say the least but as it draws to a close has seen an up-tick in tragic and sad moments?  This is not a letter per se, and I am not sure I have a good response to my initial question. So I’m […]

Christmas 2018 — A Letter

‘Tis the Season… Greetings and Best Wishes, Well, here it is again – that festive time of year – Christmas in the Okanagan is on its way and another year has gone by. There have been many highlights and the following are not listed in order of importance…more likely in order of remembrance!! • probably […]

The Epsitle of Q — Chapter Eight-Four

Why do I keep going to Grey Cup? Simple question: here is the simple answer! Because it is the one truly Canadian championship in professional sport, and it is fun. And this year was no exception. It started with a drive in the SUV from Penticton to Calgary on the 19th… good drive, followed by […]