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 13

I don’t often write about radio. At its best, radio is theatre of the mind. It provides only sound. It requires the listener’s imagination to create the pictures that go with the sound. Those images are unique to every listener…as is their imagined understanding of the person on the radio to whom they’re listening....


July 4  • 

DEAR JASON, BRIAN, AND DEREK:

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...

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...

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