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  •  April 12

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 turns out that the curse is neither ancient nor Chinese, but was likely first uttered by a British diplomat in 1936. But I digress…) Well, it’s 2016 and here in Calgary 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...


November 6  • 

THIS IS A PIECE ABOUT REMEMBRANCE DAY — AND MORE

It is two days since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new cabinet were sworn in. Much has been written and said on social media and in...

October 18  • 

HOW I’M VOTING

AND WHY I NO LONGER FEEL LIKE I’LL HAVE TO HOLD MY NOSE WHILE DOING SO You’ll notice that it’s been about a month since I wrote my last rant.  At the...

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