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Politically Minded

The Height of Hypocrisy

Back in 2015 the Trudeau Liberals launched an election campaign to clean up corruption in government and root out delinquent taxpayers and offshore tax evaders. Two years later, after successfully winning the confidence of the Canadian electorate, it has now… Continue Reading →

Canine Issues

Most of us know at least one friendly mutt or pooch in our lives, even if we are not its proud owner. For me, it is more like three or four. Names like Marti, Rocky, Jack and Max come to… Continue Reading →

The Bush Factor

What will it take for America to come to grips with the seeming nightmare of a self-absorbed, nativistic, malignant narcissistic president running the country? Right now, the problem is obvious: currently, the country is majorally divided along deep partisan lines,… Continue Reading →

While the World Turns

While we were away on holidays in Europe, five major events took place, none of which directly impacted us in a negative way. There were floods, wildfires, hurricanes, mass shootings, and serious rumblings of independence, all very close to where… Continue Reading →

Streets without Names

Welcome to the maddening world of trying to get around a North African city like Tangiers. Belle and I took a self-directed tour of the ancient city the other day, and came away both enlightened and flabbergasted as to how… Continue Reading →

The Power of Politics versus the Politics of Power

The past few days in BC politics has proven, once again, that there are no set scripts for what transpires in the halls of power. For the past five months – leading up to the provincial election and culminating with… Continue Reading →

A Lesson from a Community Garden

I am currently enrolled in a course on helping to effect social good in society by enhancing the commons. This is the general area in any community open to the public for prescribed use such as walking, gardening, socializing, relaxing,… Continue Reading →

The Need for Radical Candor in Our Lives

Over the last while I have encountered in myself and others a serious need to be frankly honest in conducting business. Being candorous or transparent when transacting or plainly conversing allows for and usually leads to a greater understanding of… Continue Reading →

Being Politically Smart

One of the key lessons that the German underground learned during the turbulent Thirties was that nothing was ever really gained by confronting the Nazis in open combat on the streets of major German cities. Communists and Socialists mixing it… Continue Reading →

The Moral Imperative Behind the Political Agenda

After reading Maikiah Prull’s recent musings in “The Tyee”, I am more convinced than ever that the new Horgan coalition government has a hidden agenda it wants to spring on British Columbians over the next couple of years, if it… Continue Reading →

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