Posts by: Dave Taylor

 
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...


May 26  • 

I, FOR ONE, AWAIT OUR NEW OVERLORDS…

So we wait…. The other day I posted a snarky comment on Facebook about the pathetic performance of the right wing opposition parties in the Alberta...

May 12  • 

ON BEING GREEN (AND OTHER AFFAIRS OF STATE)

I was sitting on my deck on the day after the BC provincial election, contemplating the outcome (as it stands — it may change) and feeling —...


May 4  • 

THE “P” STANDS FOR POOL BOY

It continues to amaze me that so many who are attracted to politics struggle with the fundamental principle that you must not only do the right...

May 1  • 

POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE

This might be difficult. “This” is the task of writing my first rant since relocating to paradise. Since my typing skills were honed in the newsroom, I...


February 16  • 

THE UNMAKING OF A PRESIDENT – PART ONE?

Like motorists passing the scene of a horrific highway crash, I cannot look away from the ten-car pileup that is the Donald Trump presidency. Nor can...

February 2  • 

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES…

You will have noted by now that it’s been nearly a month since I’ve written anything in this space. I fully expect that in the not too distant future...


January 3  • 

2017: ANOTHER YEAR OVER, A NEW ONE JUST BEGUN

Happy New Year, tout le monde. I note that this is Day 3 of the carbon tax and the sky has not yet fallen, despite the best efforts of the...

December 23  • 

2016: WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT’S BEEN

This is a little like the dreaded Christmas letter you get every year from the relatives/friends/acquaintances you only ever hear from at Christmas,...