The Wall of Rants

September 28  • 

WEST BRAGG CREEK: WOULD YOU BUY A USED LOGGING, ER, PINE BEETLE, NO, FIRESMART PROPOSAL – THAT’S IT! – FROM THIS ENVIRONMENT MINISTER?

There can be legitimate reasons for that. Perhaps a small, well-organized interest group with the capacity for making a lot of noise wants something...

September 25  • 

WHERE TO FROM HERE?

Granted, the quotation above hardly emanates from a learned academic or a work of high culture. Then again, I’m neither Socrates nor Shakespeare. I...


September 13  • 

RANDOM MUSINGS AT SUMMER’S END

Martha and I have just returned from a glorious few days on Salt Spring Island. It might be the perfect way to end a summer – or at least, the...

August 12  • 

GENTLEMEN, I HAVE NO NEED TO RELIVE THE PAST

I grew up in Sarnia, Ontario, in the Sixties. I got to watch Detroit burn down. Twice. On Sunday, July 23, 1967, I was a couple of months’ shy of my...


July 27  • 

GET OFF MY LAWN!

Keep in mind that none of us is perfect. That said – and freely admitting that, like every other adult on the planet, I have been guilty of this...

July 9  • 

POLITICIANS AND THE STAMPEDE: “I’M A DIME STORE COWBOY…”

Yes, I know, I’ve been remiss in rant-writing for this page! But I freely confess, I am enjoying the summer off. It’s been closer to forty years than...


June 15  • 

TWO CITIES

Brief thoughts on two cities today… First, Seattle. If you go – and you are even remotely interested in music – you must see the Experience...

June 11  • 

SO, HOW’D THE CONVERSATION GO?

Back from Seattle, and I thought I would start this rant by checking back in with Alberta Party people and asking, “So? How did it go at the Big Thank...


May 25  • 

W(H)ITHER THE ALBERTA PARTY?

This rant is aimed at a rather small audience – those who belong(ed) to or believe(d) in the Alberta Party. If this does not describe you, thanks...

May 11  • 

ARE WE READY TO LEAD?

It wasn’t anything obvious….just three observations in slightly more than a week in and around the Former Centre of the Universe: The cab driver in...