Tuesday ENCORE

Forgot to turn the page on my notes:Here are five more special musical moments…Adam Cohen’s We Go HomeBack Porch Majority’s version of TodayJefferson Airplane’s version of Today{both are very different, but both very meaningful}Josh Groban’s You’re Still You&the really amazing J.P. Cormier’s Autumn Girl Moments that revitalize memories in very special and very unique ways…Thank […]

TUESDAY TALKS (IV, Part B)

So it’s very late Tuesday…almost makes it Wednesday morning… A couple of you have raised questions that move my previous Tuesday Talks in a more pointed direction. Basically I have been asked to reflect on individual songs (or pieces of music) that conjure up particular moments or personages in my life. That got me thinking […]

Tuesday Talks (IV)

yes it’s Tuesday again Have you ever wondered about why certain music genres seem to appeal more to you than others? Is it due to our parents? Our peers? The communities that we live in? The timing of lunar or solar eclipses? My tastes have varied over the years and there are not many genres […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 192

Ahoy… Am I the subject of an algorithm attack? The other day I was commenting on a news item a colleague of mine had forwarded to me via LinkedIn… The initial feedback was: do you think that the news that arrives on your computer screen is due to an algorithm? My initial response was no, […]

TUESDAY TALKS III

Today’s Theme: Do We Laugh Enough? Sometimes I wonder where all the laughter has gone. It’s not that we’ve become too serious; rather, it seems we have become to cynical or is it blasé? And did the subtle changes happen a long time ago… Let me explain with some selected examples:In high school there was […]

TUESDAY TALKS (II)

Today’s Theme: Do We Volunteer Enough? While at a recent 100 Men event (a charity in Penticton where a group of men get together to hear from three [3] local charities each season and then vote for the one most deserving with the financial allocation results being 60% & 20%/20%) some of us began discussing […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 191

Should I be angry, sad or disappointed? Probably none of the above… A few weeks ago, a long time friend and colleague who was hoping to retain me to teach a course or two each year at his university, got in touch again. We had met last autumn and the meeting was very cordial and […]

TUESDAY TALKS

{A time of reflection and perhaps contemplation}[different from the questioning &/or pondering epistles] P.S. I realize this is a day late – it’s actually two weeks late as I have been working on this conversation now since the beginning of March, after some solo rides in the chairs of the Apex Mountain Resort. Hopefully in […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter 190 (d)

Hello again, hello… Sometimes waiting doesn’t help things change… I have waited a long time to conclude this trilogy. After the horrendous protest by the pro-Hamas nazi-like gangs that swarmed Wellington Street and Parliament Hill recently, I hoped I would hear from my critics how terrible this was and how the Ottawa police force should […]

In Memoriam — Dr. Rick Dewar

A Tribute to an old friend and colleague: Rick and I go way back to our college days. In fact, after he graduated we didn’t see each other much – partly because we were seldom in the same town and partly because our work was worlds apart. I actually hadn’t seen Rick in perhaps a […]