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  •  July 4

This is an open letter to one wannabe and two current Alberta MLAs who should know better, from a former MLA who does. I’m ashamed of you. Here are a couple of definitions of that phrase: to feel disappointed or upset by someone’s behaviour to feel embarrassed because you are related to someone or connected with...


July 1  • 

A GOOD DAY TO BE CANADIAN

So here we are. It’s first thing in the morning as I begin to write this. The sun’s up, there’s a little mist right over the water, the sailboats lie at...

June 6  • 

POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE, VOL. 2

There’s a bumper sticker around these parts that reads, “Don’t change Salt Spring Island – Let Salt Spring Island Change You”. It’s a message...


May 30  • 

“NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING!”

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that yesterday was a gloriously sunny, warm day here on Salt Spring; that the Greens announced they were casting their...

May 26  • 

I, FOR ONE, AWAIT OUR NEW OVERLORDS…

So we wait…. The other day I posted a snarky comment on Facebook about the pathetic performance of the right wing opposition parties in the Alberta...

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