Dave’s Blog

 
August 8  • 

OPEN LETTER TO ALBERTA

Hello from Salt Spring Island. It’s another beautiful day here. One of the things I love about living here is, inherent in the culture, the...

July 19  • 

HORGAN SOCIALIST HORDE SWORN IN

Surely the end of Confederation, Pipelines, and Life As We Know It! I jest, of course… John Horgan has been sworn in as the 36th premier of BC. He and...


July 14  • 

THE THREE WHO MADE THE BIG 8 GREAT

(In honour — or honor, for our American readers — of this weekend’s commemoration of the “fiftieth anniversary” of CKLW Radio, this is part two of my...

July 13  • 

“AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING!”

I don’t often write about radio. At its best, radio is theatre of the mind. It provides only sound. It requires the listener’s imagination to create...


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 —...