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More tales from the inbox

More tales from the inbox

Inquiring minds apparently want to know. That having been said, I still have no idea why inquiring minds ask me. But what the heck, nothing ventured ... So here's a recent smattering of Tales From the Inbox. Bear in mind, this is an opinion column.
Under the wide brim of western reconciliation...

Under the wide brim of western reconciliation...

After the morning rain , in the brief interlude of afternoon sunshine, I sat on the Longhorn patio, nursing a local IPA, watching machines dismantle the last of Whistler's bike park, wondering when the earth tones would be replaced by 50 shades of wh
The honour is mine...

The honour is mine...

The day Bob Barnett asked me if I wanted to write a column for his year-old Pique was one of the worst days of my life. Wait a minute ... that didn't come out right.
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 .