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Denman Island, DIRA, and the VIRL : A Personal History in response to a recent Facebook Discussion

  For reasons I know not, decades ago, a decision was made not to institute a branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library on Denman Island. I suspect that people were happy with the local volunteer library, the Dora Drinkwater. Jump forward a decade or two. Shortly after I moved to Denman in 2004, senior […]

What Will It Take?

I suppose everyone has their hobby horse. Social media certainly allows ease of access for the expression of their respective pet ponies these days. For me, my preferred equine is the state of child welfare in British Columbia. That of course reverberates beyond my home province. And of late, the incarceration of children in Mr. […]

Politicians, The Press, a couple of great old movies, and the ways of the world…

Recently, to escape all things Trump, I caught a few minutes of one of my favorite films, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (I freely allow that I hear Gene Pitney’s classic take of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s song, the man who shot liberty valance, every time I watch the film even though it […]

Some Possibly Politically Incorrect Thoughts on a Weekend when my Old Back Aches…

As I grow older, an endeavour I seem incapable of escaping, the urge to be politically incorrect rises up in me like a hoary old Phoenix, even as I more fully understand the tragedy of the great inequities, the imbalances, the grand grievances of the past. I am, alas, a product of the post-war years. […]