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Valentines in a leap year

Valentines in a leap year

In case you hadn't noticed , 2020 is a leap year. Oh yeah, baby, one extra day to celebrate in the shortest month of the year.
Stop the insanity...I want 
to get off

Stop the insanity...I want to get off

While it may not be fashionable in this populist era to admit it, I'm a capitalist.
Why skiing beats a beach vacay any day

Why skiing beats a beach vacay any day

Around this time of year I fall out of step with many—most, maybe—Canadians. "Around this time of year?" I hear you snigger. I'll ignore that. You see, I like February. I mean, what's not to like? It's short.
'We have met the enemy and he is us'

'We have met the enemy and he is us'

I'd just like to take this opportunity to admit I'm guilty. Don't feel too smug. You're guilty too. And you and you and you. All of us. Guilty, guilty, guilty.
A death that becomes us

A death that becomes us

"Death don't have no mercy in this land." -Rev. Gary Davis So you're a reasonably robust Whistleratic. You ski, bike, surf, run, do any number of things that make you feel vibrant, alive.
Tackling the tourist we don't want

Tackling the tourist we don't want

So much for the holidays . Back to work. The tasks we collectively face to move both the resident and tourist needle in a positive direction did not go away in the past few weeks' sea of eggnog and shortbread.
And the 2019 Maxie Awards go to...

And the 2019 Maxie Awards go to...

Possibly the best thing that can be said about 2019 is, "Whew!" Yeah, it was that kind of year and closing the book on the second decade of the 21st century at least gives rise to the hope the next one will be better.
Should you stay or should you go?

Should you stay or should you go?

Leave or stay? Stay or leave? It's either a question weighing heavily on your mind or something you never really give much thought to. I fall in the latter camp.
My Santa wish list ...

My Santa wish list ...

Dear Santa: Oh man, where did the time go. Less than a week to go before the big day and I'm waaaay behind.
Tuning into Christmas

Tuning into Christmas

I have, I believe , a well-documented phobia about Christmas Carols. Many of them contain messages that trouble me. Some still give me the occasional recurring nightmare.