Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

It's a funny thing, writers block. It comes with no warning and disappears just as fast sometimes. Other times it lingers despite trying every single trick in the book to break through whatever mental impasse I've erected in my mind. The past couple of weeks have been frustrating as hell. I've all this material at … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

In the midst of crickets,sunburns and painting…some really important items of note for readers near and far.

What has seemed like the summer that would never end, is coming to a close as the last days of August loom before me. I'll be honest. I don't want these days here to end. They've been challenging, relaxing, inspiring and rejuvenating. Nelson says it so well...that is exactly how I feel. I'm writing copiously. … Continue reading In the midst of crickets,sunburns and painting…some really important items of note for readers near and far.

“And now class, let’s all just cover our ears & pretend that BC doesn’t ship mile long trains full of US thermal coal overseas!”

You know you're a northern gal when gumboots are a seasonal staple, but even Premier Clark wasn't wearing them today - although she should have been - if only to help her wade out of the mire that was created when she spoke: Liquefied natural gas can help cut China’s coal consumption and turn the … Continue reading “And now class, let’s all just cover our ears & pretend that BC doesn’t ship mile long trains full of US thermal coal overseas!”

“Another world is not only possible,she is on her way.On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing…” ~ Arundhati Roy

The first time I read Arundhati Roy, it kept me up. She is not only an activist and author, she is a changemaker - a brilliant wordsmith capable of wrapping thoughts and images around you as easily as a mother wraps a blanket around a sleeping childs shoulder at night. This line above:  "Remember this: We … Continue reading “Another world is not only possible,she is on her way.On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing…” ~ Arundhati Roy

Clark vows to get Site C “past the point of no return” …during memorial.

The memorial for former long time premier Bill Bennett was held yesterday as many friends, family and politicians gathered to remember his life and his life's work.   Among those speaking was Premier Christy Clark,who somehow still managed to find a way to mention herself in her eulogy:   "She promised to finish Bennett’s vision … Continue reading Clark vows to get Site C “past the point of no return” …during memorial.

May the Force of No be with you…

Over the years I've heard a lot of politicians make some really questionable comments - the tweet above is but one in a sea of many by Premier Clark.  But after her most recent thoughtless remark made news, I'm thinking she might want to lay off the Star Wars for a while... From CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-premier-christy-clark-strikes-back-at-lng-opponents-1.3419993 Clark … Continue reading May the Force of No be with you…

2015 ends with a bang… so it’s time for the Top ten posts of 2015, from LailaYuile.com

For us here down on the southern West Coast, we're shaking off 2015 with gusto, thanks to a short but rather violent jolting earthquake last night. Or was that the sound of Premier Clarks LNG Dream bubble bursting? Ah well, 2015  has been a really interesting year for politics, for people and for the blog! … Continue reading 2015 ends with a bang… so it’s time for the Top ten posts of 2015, from LailaYuile.com

Look what happens when Canadians unite for a single purpose. Remember this.

I'm feeling a little giddy this morning and I'll be honest, I feel a bit guilty about that. So many of my friends who are NDP party members are devastated today, and understandably so. The federal party was decimated last night in the Liberal sweep across Canada and in that unstoppable tide, several great NDP … Continue reading Look what happens when Canadians unite for a single purpose. Remember this.

“This is not ‘their’ election…it is ours. ‘They’ do not get to choose what this election is about,WE do!” ~ Rick Mercer

I haven't blogged much about the federal election because quite frankly, unless you are a political nut like so many of us are, the reality is that not many people pay attention until right before they vote... and far more Canadians do not pay attention at all... as evidenced by the number of registered voters … Continue reading “This is not ‘their’ election…it is ours. ‘They’ do not get to choose what this election is about,WE do!” ~ Rick Mercer

“The only way to change it, is to vote. People are responsible.” ~ Paul Wellstone

Settled deep into the halcyon days of summer, mid-August triggers a sense of urgency for many Canadians regardless of where you live. Every day is a tick of the clock counting down the coveted days of  a northern summer that for many, is all too short. And while most of us will use every free … Continue reading “The only way to change it, is to vote. People are responsible.” ~ Paul Wellstone