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August 27  • 

THE SWEET SOUND OF MRU’S NEW BELLA CONCERT HALL

I’ll make this short, because it sure is sweet. On Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to attend the Grand Opening of the new Bella Concert Hall at...

April 14  • 

“THERE WILL BE BLOOD IN THE CASTLE TONIGHT!”

“THE PRINCESS BRIDE” REVISITED, STARRING RON LIEPERT AS INIGO MONTOYA AND ROB ANDERS AS THE SIX-FINGERED MAN Okay, it’s a stretch.  In the actual...


April 7  • 

THE MOUNTAINTOP

If Leadership Puts a Man’s Life at Risk, Dave Hancock Should Live Forever On Saturday night, Martha and I went to see The Mountaintop at Theatre...

March 24  • 

WHERE TO NOW, PART 2

Is Alberta Destined to Become “Wildrose Country”?  Or Not? Have you been reading the weekend papers?  The internecine warfare that’s been...


March 20  • 

WHERE TO NOW, ALBERTA?

Elizabeth May tweets of Redford, “She’s a smart woman in a tough business.” I’m feeling mildly Shakespearean.  Last night I tweeted that the PC...

March 17  • 

IT WOULDN’T HAVE MATTERED WHO WAS ON THE BRIDGE AFTER THE TITANIC HIT THE ICEBERG

Redford’s not the problem, just the symptom This is going to be one of the shortest rants I’ve ever written, and given that it’s a fool’s game to...


March 10  • 

JOURNEY TO THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD

If you have a Bucket List, put this trip on it! Martha and I returned this week from a 15-day trip thru Ecuador, down into the Amazon jungle, up into...

January 10  • 

THIS IS THE END OF MY STREET – AFTER THE PLOW

Okay, okay.  I understand.  This wasn’t the real residential snow “clearing” job City Hall has promised us all.  In our neighbourhood, apparently,...


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...