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.
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Hello from Salt Spring Island. It’s another beautiful day here. One of the things I love about living here is, inherent in the culture, the understanding that having more than one way of viewing the world is normal, natural, and healthy. This understanding leads to another: that it’s perfectly acceptable for your...


July 19  • 

HORGAN SOCIALIST HORDE SWORN IN

Surely the end of Confederation, Pipelines, and Life As We Know It! I jest, of course… John Horgan has been sworn in as the 36th premier of BC. He and...

July 14  • 

THE THREE WHO MADE THE BIG 8 GREAT

(In honour — or honor, for our American readers — of this weekend’s commemoration of the “fiftieth anniversary” of CKLW Radio, this is part two of my...


July 13  • 

“AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING!”

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...

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...

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