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 14

(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 deconstruction of the Big 8. Part one is titled “And the Hits Just Keep On Coming!” Both of these rants, understandably, are designed primarily for the enjoyment —...


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...


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...

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