Recovering politician. Retired talk show host. Speaks truth to power. Believes you can leave the world a better place than you found it – and have fun doing it.
Posted by  •  November 14

There is the matter of the launch codes and the fact that they will soon be handed over to a man with the impulse control of a toddler. But since he doesn’t have access to the codes yet, the title of this piece is meant to be metaphorical, not literal. “Nuclear winter”conjures up the image of multiple years of bleak,...


June 15  • 

“WHAT AM I GONNA DO? I CAN’T SURVIVE ON MY AMERIKA..”

“If the worst is true, is it just a waste of time?” — Lyrics from the song, “Amerika”, from the album, “The Great Detachment”, by the Halifax indie...

April 12  • 

ADAPTING IN ALBERTA

There is a curse that goes like this: “May you live in interesting times.” (Although I was taught that Confucius uttered it millennia ago, it...


January 21  • 

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH MOM?

Someday, you will almost certainly have to grapple with this question – although you may find that you’re asking it about your father, or your...

December 3  • 

THE INCREDIBLE LIGHTNESS OF NOT GIVING (MUCH OF) A DAMN

..and I’m gonna enjoy it while it lasts. I was recently approached by someone who wanted to know if I had any interest in getting more involved in a...

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