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The Future of a Government

It has been nearly two weeks since the BC provincial election as a final result has not been registered. Everything seems to hang on a judicial recount in Courtenay-Comox and 170k absentee votes. If the Liberals win the recount here,… Continue Reading →

A Devil Without Details

It is Sunday morning, and I am minutes away from going to church. For a few minutes of my precious time, I am listening to Trump’s speech to the Arab-Islamic Joint Summit in Riyadh while sipping on my morning java…. Continue Reading →

Behind an Attitude Adjustment

Every so often we are called on to adjust our attitude as to how we attempt to live. For me, it is usually a matter of taking on too much and having to cut back in order to avoid feeling… Continue Reading →

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

I have followed and been involved in many elections during my life, but last night’s provincial election tops them all. It was a nail biter and cliffhanger right from the get-go. For once, the pollsters got it right: too close… Continue Reading →

Politics in a Nutshell

The past few weeks have been an eye-opener for me when it comes to assessing the intense, conflicting, ¬†and often murky world of BC politics. For the first time in many provincial elections, I have received some unmistakable clarity as… Continue Reading →

A Final Farewell

This past four months have been a most intriguing time in my life when I got to say an earthly good-bye to my mother and stepdad. Last week a number of the family travelled up island for Doug’s funeral. While… Continue Reading →

Inside the Lion’s Den of BC Politics

The problem with the environmental movement in BC is not so much what they say in defence of Mother Earth but what they assume everyone (converted and unconverted alike) should then do to protect the natural order. Having failed to… Continue Reading →

An Island of Forgetfulness

There are some places one goes to temporarily forget the pressures of the present in order to enjoy the pleasures of the past. Deep sleep might be one of those ‘lotus-eater’ spaces where forgetfulness might be the tonic the doctor… Continue Reading →

When diplomacy fails

Though a very refined process that usually employs well-tested strategies and strives for realistic goals, the undertaking of international diplomacy is never guaranteed any measure of intermediate or ultimate success. In the geopolitical matrix, too much can go wrong when… Continue Reading →

NCR and the Future of Shopping

I recently met someone who works for National Cash Register as a service rep. During our time together, we got around to chatting about the future of traditional cash registers and ATMs in our consumer world. As one who spent… Continue Reading →

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