Tag Archives: Society

Trump Redux: Us Against the Swamp

Here it comes, the triumph of good over evil.  Trump will fall.  There is unrestrained glee throughout the land (well, until they get a little more of Mike Pence, perhaps). So that’s it, right? Not so fast, you liberal tree-huggers. … Continue reading

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A Happy Life

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Lives #9 – So How Would You Have Reacted?

This is a story about Jeanne. Jeanne’s story encompasses her whole life, really, but even she would acknowledge that her husband Bobby’s death was a turning point.  Many things happened before and leading up to his death.  Some of them … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis

Those of you who know me will be aware that for many years I have focused some of my charitable fundraising, and giving, on the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. I didn’t have any particular connection to MS when I … Continue reading

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How Bad Can It Be, Really?

[This is my fourth attempt at an article on the Trumpian ascendancy.  I usually set an article aside for a day or two, then come back to it and see if it’s silly, prosaic or boring before publishing it.  The … Continue reading

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Millennials

In a meeting the other day (a dozen white males in their 50s and 60s, as is so often the case in the energy sector), a discussion arose as to how to get the organization’s message out, both to the … Continue reading

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Weekend in Red Deer

Nine degrees on Saturday.  Seven degrees on Sunday.  Rain.  29 km/hr headwind.  I was suspicious. It took less than an hour of intense (but fair) cross-examination of the organizers of the Red Deer MS Ride to get them to admit … Continue reading

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