The Wall of Rants

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...

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...