Author Archives: Bill Engleson

Some Incredibly Interesting End of the Year 2017 Thoughts…

It is approaching mid-December. I am running out of time to capture a few elusive thoughts for 2017. I recently drafted my first Christmas (Yes, I still call it Christmas) missive. Actually, I totally, unimaginatively, called it my Festivus Letter. But, truthfully, I am still held captive by the concept of Christmas. God knows why! […]

Split Second is the BOMB…

It’s Sunday morning, November 5th,2017. I’m moving slowly. There is a carpet of snow on the ground. Trump has begun his tour of Asia. Yesterday, he said this at the America air base at Yokota in Japan. “No nation should ever underestimate American resolve. Every once a while in the past they underestimated us. It […]

Bathing for Old People or Soaking the Rich at Air Canada or Bath Faults and Ethical Wounds

This essay was written a couple of years ago. Part Humor; part deadly concern. Recently, the Seniors Advocate of BC, Isobel MacKenzie, expressed concern about the frequency of baths available to seniors in care homes. It may be an issue, a dirty little secret, whose time has come. Here is my take: BATHING FOR OLD […]

Bus Stop: A Great Marilyn Monroe Film, A Heck of a Hollies Hit, and a Somewhat Improvised BC Government Child Welfare Policy…or decree

Introduction A few days ago, I overheard a radio discussion with Adrian Crook about his recent interactions with MCFD. I was attracted to his dilemma because, unlike many who have been the subject of oversite (or intrusion) by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, he seemed gracious enough to opine on the necessary work […]