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Creating our way to a 
better world

Creating our way to a better world

"No one has enough money anywhere—Banker, Indian Chief, Gestalt Therapist, no kind of person—to not set their own valves on their own Volkswagen!" - John Muir No, not the Sierra Club John Muir.
Murder scene campsite: a Halloween tradition

Murder scene campsite: a Halloween tradition

It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was a dark and crystal clear night.
The winners and losers of the federal election

The winners and losers of the federal election

And the winner is... Did anybody win Monday's federal election? Justin Trudeau's Liberal government lives to govern another day, albeit with a plurality of seats and a strongish minority government.
Misguided proposal not what Whistler needs

Misguided proposal not what Whistler needs

Next Thursday, there's an important public open house. You probably won't be there. I'm not even certain I'll be there. That's because both the timing and location—how best to put this?—sucks.
Surely you jest? Max abandon his scruples, never!

Surely you jest? Max abandon his scruples, never!

Pride—not the kind people march about—has always been considered the deadliest of the deadly sins, the sin from which all the other deadly sins spring forth.
Whistler, enemy No. 1?

Whistler, enemy No. 1?

I can't remember whether I heard it on radio or television or read it somewhere but by far the best description of Canada's major political parties' climate action strategies was summed up neatly as this: The Liberals have a plan that, depending on h
This election, vote with 
your conscience

This election, vote with your conscience

The real Aladdin , if I can call a fictional character real, had both a magic ring and a magic lamp. The real Aladdin was not a character from one of the stories in the original, Arabic The Book of One Thousand and One Nights .
In the company of those who went before

In the company of those who went before

There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was that nig
The 80-20 rule, camping edition

The 80-20 rule, camping edition

As it does for so many other things in life, I suspect you can apply the 80-20 rule to explain the garbage I keep finding where people have camped before me. While I try to limit the times I camp where others have, on a road trip it is inevitable.
Summer's swan song means it's only six weeks until Canada's federal election

Summer's swan song means it's only six weeks until Canada's federal election

Despite what the calendar says, the summer of 2019 is over. The green leaves of spring have lost their lustre and are taking on fall colours.