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  •  November 23

Just back from another trip to Salt Spring Island, and therefore another opportunity to observe the insanity here at home from a distance. It’s not only the distance, of course: the island vibe is different, so that one sees the same old stuff in a new light. In that light, might I suggest that everybody get out of...


November 15  • 

WHEN GOOD NEIGHBOURS GO BAD: HOW CANADA SHOULD RESPOND

Along with “How did this happen?”, the other question people have been asking me since Donald Trump’s election last Tuesday is, “Where does this...

November 14  • 

NOW IS THE NUCLEAR WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

There is the matter of the launch codes and the fact that they will soon be handed over to a man with the impulse control of a toddler. But since he...


June 15  • 

“WHAT AM I GONNA DO? I CAN’T SURVIVE ON MY AMERIKA..”

“If the worst is true, is it just a waste of time?” — Lyrics from the song, “Amerika”, from the album, “The Great Detachment”, by the Halifax indie...

April 12  • 

ADAPTING IN ALBERTA

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...

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