The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eighteen

Sometimes it is a long and winding road that leads me to your door… Here it is the end of the weekend, and I have hardly spoken a word, although I have heard some good questions over the past couple of days and I may just refer to one or two in the course of […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventeen (Supplemental)

Why should you see either of these films I saw yesterday? It’s not simply because of their direction, acting and camera-work… Q #1 The Innocents — why? This film is both revealing and disturbing. In the midst of chaos it demonstrates that real people can make a difference. The young Red Cross medical assistant who […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Seventeen

How does that song go? She was only seventeen and he was one year more… Not sure why that came to mind, but maybe it was a latent reminder stirred by the old songs being played before the movie tonight. And that brings me to my first question. Q #1 If one goes out to […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Sixteen

There are some days when there are fewer queries or even questions floating around, particular around my head. Today is definitely one of those. But one somewhat significant one did come up early this morning. Q #1 If one has access to media that will show the snow conditions early, why then wouldn’t that person […]

Start of 101st Year

Just thought I should share a milestone…just got off the phone after welcoming my mother to her 101st year. The weekend was great celebrating her 100th birthday and now she embarks on a new century… The most pressing question for all her offspring is: whose genes do we have? hers? or Dad’s? (he passed away […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fifteen

Q #1 What is it that motivates people to criticize young people for not doing enough and then these same people stay away from concerts when young people are performing them? Last evening as part of the culture & arts overload weekend, I attended a Jazz Concert in a so-so hall (I say so-so because […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Fourteen

Q #1 Can a person actually self-overload on culture and the arts? Since my Thursday experience with the Kitchen Stove Film Series was so interesting, it seems that I have gone a a bit of a bender. Friday started off as a ski day but the pictures from the day before were rather misleading. Before […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Thirteen

Q #1 What should one say after a series of flights including transborder & some late, when one arrives home on time and the luggage gets there at the same time? People are always making fun of Air Canada — such slogans as “we’re not happy until you’re not happy” come to mind. Yet I […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Twelve

Sitting in somewhat sunny Chandler Arizona, having experienced about a thirty degree (C) shift in temperature, it seems appropriate to go to an arena and get cold again. But that raised an interesting question. Q #1 Why would a Canadian who loves to ski leave the sunny confines of the hill and travel by “air […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Eleven Part A

Q #1 Why is it that one only notices when the weatherman is wrong? Where is our sense of gratitude that weather predictors more often are correct than in error? The Thursday ski report predicted good skiing conditions, good snow and lots of sun. The temperature would be rising and there would be no wind […]