Driving along the gravel road to a pristine mountain lake last weekend, the sound of the white water rushing in the river that ran alongside, was as welcome as any cold cocktail on a hot summer afternoon. The clear water ran fast and frothy,tumbling over rocks and between giant boulders that looked like they were … Continue reading “It’s not what you look at that matters…it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau.
The downside of social media is that sometimes you find out bad news on a computer screen, that perhaps should be heard first privately. Such was the case last week in the passing of northern icon, Ben Meisner. Sadly,Ben fell ill during an ice-fishing trip in Winnipeg and never made it back home to Prince … Continue reading “Home isn’t always where you live,but where they understand you:The passing of Ben Meisner “
In the grand scheme of all things political, many would still consider me a political neophyte. I didn't take political science and my experience working in politics is limited to handling the public relations for an independent municipal candidate in Surrey's last election. That being said, I think my background has served me well in … Continue reading How Partisan Politics is killing democracy
"The saddest part about British Columbia is that neither the Legislative Library nor the RCMP , have a clue as to what's in their respective "collections" of tales and Reports and even more Reports......, the public included..." ~snip~ "The RCMP appears to have turned a blind eye on past Reports ordered by the Attorney General … Continue reading Cobweb covered RCMP and Justice Department reports kept safe and sound for all these years… 33 years to be exact. Why is that?
An absolutely devastating scene in Prince George, at Lakeland mills where a massive explosion and fire last night has taken the life of 1 person and horrifically burned many others. My heart jumped when I read the scan bc report sent by a friend, since I have family working at another mill in PG, but not this one. I … Continue reading Devastating tragedy in Prince George.
One cold, clear winter night, out at the end of the road I grew up on, surrounded by pine and spruce reaching high into the dim blue-black horizons of space, we stood. Surrounded by banks of crystalline snow sparkling so much like diamonds in a Maharaja's chambers, one felt rich in spirit and we looked up to millions of stars blazing … Continue reading “The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth … the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need — if only we had the eyes to see. ” ~ Edward Abbey
I've always felt strongly that one of my greatest strengths as a writer and political commentator, is having grown up in the north. I was born in Prince George, and grew up among the pine and spruce forests in a rural area north of the city, up on 'the Hart' - in fact, I spent my childhood playing among … Continue reading ” Home is not where you live, but where they understand you…” ~ Christian Morgenstern
Whew. Nothing like a day long drive back from Prince George to Vancouver, and waking up this morning to hear SNC Lavalin's CEO, Pierre Duhaime has resigned- from Reuters: " SNC-Lavalin Group Inc said its Chief Executive Pierre Duhaime resigned after the company said it had identified material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting. In February, the Canadian engineering and … Continue reading ““Corruption, and in particular political corruption, is a deeply corrosive and destructive force. While frequently perceived as a victimless crime, in reality its victims are too many to be identified individually.” – The Mahon Tribunal’s final report
After taking some time off over the last 10 days, I return to the real world under protest. Nothing like a departure from all things modern and obtrusive to put some perspective back into your life, which is how I spent my time off. No watches, no tv, no computer and no schedules. And other … Continue reading I’m back…..although not willingly.
After spending a wonderful weekend celebrating the high school graduation of my daughter, much of the past two days have revolved around cleaning up the aftermath- packing away formal wear, cleaning up the 45 pairs of shoes littering my bedroom floor, vacuuming. Living in the moments are more important to me than dusting and tidying, so … Continue reading The Suit