Dave’s Blog

 
November 23  • 

HOW MANY ALBERTANS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB?

Just back from another trip to Salt Spring Island, and therefore another opportunity to observe the insanity here at home from a distance. It’s not...

November 15  • 

WHEN GOOD NEIGHBOURS GO BAD: HOW CANADA SHOULD RESPOND

Along with “How did this happen?”, the other question people have been asking me since Donald Trump’s election last Tuesday is, “Where does this...


November 14  • 

NOW IS THE NUCLEAR WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

There is the matter of the launch codes and the fact that they will soon be handed over to a man with the impulse control of a toddler. But since he...

June 15  • 

“WHAT AM I GONNA DO? I CAN’T SURVIVE ON MY AMERIKA..”

“If the worst is true, is it just a waste of time?” — Lyrics from the song, “Amerika”, from the album, “The Great Detachment”, by the Halifax indie...


April 12  • 

ADAPTING IN ALBERTA

There is a curse that goes like this: “May you live in interesting times.” (Although I was taught that Confucius uttered it millennia ago, it...

January 21  • 

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH MOM?

Someday, you will almost certainly have to grapple with this question – although you may find that you’re asking it about your father, or your...


December 3  • 

THE INCREDIBLE LIGHTNESS OF NOT GIVING (MUCH OF) A DAMN

..and I’m gonna enjoy it while it lasts. I was recently approached by someone who wanted to know if I had any interest in getting more involved in a...

November 6  • 

THIS IS A PIECE ABOUT REMEMBRANCE DAY — AND MORE

It is two days since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new cabinet were sworn in. Much has been written and said on social media and in...


October 18  • 

HOW I’M VOTING

AND WHY I NO LONGER FEEL LIKE I’LL HAVE TO HOLD MY NOSE WHILE DOING SO You’ll notice that it’s been about a month since I wrote my last rant.  At the...

September 17  • 

CAN AN OSTRICH HEAR WHEN IT STICKS ITS HEAD IN THE SAND?

IT REALLY IS TIME FOR SOME INCONVENIENT TRUTHS, IF BRIAN JEAN AND HIS ILK CAN PULL THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR HOLES LONG ENOUGH TO LISTEN I’m sitting on...