Category Archives: politics

Trumplandia: The Shadow’s Ascendancy

“An enemy is like a treasure found in my house, won without labour of mine; I must cherish him, for he is a helper in the way of Enlightenment.”[1] —Santi-Deva “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor a Valley Voice favourite

This is a longer version of an article I wrote for the Valley Voice December 17, 2014 issue, including excerpts from letters I couldn’t resist.   Witty, wacky, weird, obsessed with wilderness and often well-informed. The Valley Voice Letters to … Continue reading

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Chameleonfire Book Club: Part Two

Shakespeare, The Biography by Peter Ackroyd Ackroyd deftly avoids the numerous traps of the Shakespearian academic industry with its many divergent, often crackpot theories about who The Bard was or wasn’t. The most ridiculous example is probably the one espoused … Continue reading

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Dear Justin Trudeau

I wrote this letter spontaneously in response to the LeadNow campaign (http://leadnow.ca/) promoting inter-party cooperation in the next national election and for support for electoral reform. I’ve long been a supporter of proportional representation and the excellent advocacy done by Fair … Continue reading

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