Posts by: Dave Taylor

 
April 9  • 

KICK ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE DOWN

Hey, sorry it’s been so long since I ranted in this space. I’ve been working on a big project – still am – that’s consuming a lot of time and...

March 8  • 

BROWNSEY’S FOURTH RULE…

“Brownsey” would be my friend Keith Brownsey, a professor of policy studies at Mount Royal University and the best damned classroom instructor...


March 7  • 

WHAT SHOULD BE IN THE BUDGET

(UPDATE) I told you Calgary wouldn’t get what it needs and deserves in this budget. Funding for the Alberta Creative Hub? – can’t find it. If...

March 1  • 

ON THE PERILS OF BELIEVING IN YOUR OWN INVINCIBILITY

I was back in my old stomping grounds – on talk radio – for most of last month. And now I’m done again for a while. Probably a good...


January 25  • 

TO MY FRIENDS (AND FOES) IN THE COCKTAIL PARTY

Ahoy, all you moderate, progressive, moderately-progressive, progressively-moderate, collaboratively-and-cooperatively-inclined,...

January 24  • 

PREMIERING TONIGHT ON CTV: THE REDFORD FILES

Actor James Garner is still alive. And I suspect his long-running TV detective show, “The Rockford Files”, lives on in reruns somewhere. Looking...


January 22  • 

CORPORATE WELFARE BUMS

If David Lewis were alive today, he’d have a name for Quebecor and The Sun News Network: Corporate Welfare Bums. As leader of the NDP in the 1972...

January 8  • 

WILL RESISTANCE ULTIMATELY BE FUTILE?

Again – for the second time in less than 15 months – I am gobsmacked. I love that word, “gobsmacked”. It’s vaguely amusing, for starters, as are so...


December 31  • 

IF THERE IS A HEAVEN FOR CATS, I HOPE IT IS SUNNY, WARM, AND FILLED WITH MICE, FRESH SALMON, AND THE SPIRITS OF CAT-LOVING PEOPLE

We are soon going to have to say goodbye to our cat, Max. Max, who goes by many nicknames – Maxwell, Catticus Maximus, the Maximum Cat Allowed by...

December 20  • 

IT’S DÉJÀ VU ALL OVER AGAIN, AND THESE STILL AREN’T THE DROIDS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR

Regardless of where you stand (or lie huddled in an underground bunker) on this whole Mayan Apocalypse thing, let me suggest that the ancient Mayans...