The Epistle of Q — Chapter 158

Didn’t expect to be writing this Chapter… Another acting icon has passed… The news hit me rather hard yesterday morning – Martha Henry had died. She is not the first actor I have watched at Stratford to have died. Seriously now, when the first play one sees is Julius Caesar in the original tent, with […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 157

Okay…this will be short… Not sure if I have mentioned this before, but I’ve been advised to shorten my letters and try to stick to one theme at a time. I don’t want to confuse you (or myself for that matter!!). So let me get right to the point:I’m sure you are aware that almost […]

The Potential for Legacy

This is not a normal letter. I have thought long and hard about what could be the next step to prevent another short-term election and at the same time restore Parliament to its rightful place as our premier democratic institution. As you read my letter bear in mind that my Maternal Grandad was a personal […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 156 (A)

ooooops… It seems to me that I should have made a couple of comments about the human interactions that helped make this two week journey more special. I am not going to reveal any names in order to protect the innocent (isn’t that what Sgt Friday used to say on Dragnet?) But rather I will […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 156

Good times — a way to avoid elections… Finally found a way to avoid all the election talk. I took a two week vacation that included three BC Lions football games and two visits to the Stratford Festival (saw R+J & Finally There’s Sun as well as the two parts to Three Tall Women). And […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 155

Oh no, I am sad…This will be a short note as it’s Labour Day and one is supposed to celebrate labour and instead I am bemoaning a loss… Canada is once again losing a technological innovation and masterpiece… when I wore a younger man’s clothes there was a group of high tech geniuses who invented […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 154

Next Steps…Okay, so maybe resigning is not that big a deal to you. You probably haven’t been fired either, though maybe you have experienced having your position terminated due to the organization coming to a close (or being bought out or some such calamity). So let me move on to move positive thoughts. What to […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 153

The Resignation Last Friday I did something I don’t think I’ve done since perhaps the spring of 1980 – I actually resigned from an organization. Oh I have been fired as a CEO/COO at least four times; and, many contracts have ended and not been renewed plus I’ve been divorced and/or dumped more times than […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 152 (p.s.)

Just in case you missed the gist of my recent concerns with the howling about how we are doomed. May I present how the UN warns of imminent apocalypse- again!We must act decisively now to avert a climate catastrophe. – UN 2021Every world leader must immediately declare a ‘state of climate emergency’ or face ‘catastrophic’ […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 152

Dear Canada or what may be left of it…Well, guess what? I am beyond apologizing now… got that out of my system over the past few weeks. Moreover I’ve decided that it may well be no longer fashionable for me to get involved in the political scene of the national government. I say this from […]