Archive for January, 2011

Golden Choices

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

To read an illustrated pdf of my article in the Winter 2011 issue of Ski Canada magazine, on the great skiing around Golden, B.C., including Kicking Horse resort, snowcat and heli-skiing, please click here.

Protesting too much

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Seeing the ongoing protests in Tunisia and Egypt, friend of this blog Phil E., recalled an earlier post I had done and added some very inciteful comments of his own.  Here they are: I saw an interesting picture this morning that resonated with your December 15th post on Protest Etiquette.  There was a picture last [...]

Eat the whole pig

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Meat is back. Well, if it’s not a “consensus”, then at least a number of right-eating opinion leaders and gastronomic stars are pushing back against the watercress and shrinking footprint crowd. Once limited to the unreconstructed traditionalists and Atkins Dieters, meat eating is now almost fashionable. Near the forefront of this movement is gonzo-chef Anthony [...]

There are plenty of ways to improve the health-care system, but we need the political will

Monday, January 17th, 2011

My Open Range column from the January 2010 issue of Alberta Venture magazine: Why Can’t We Get It Right? Is there anyone left in Alberta who doesn’t have a health-care horror story? As someone with aging parents, I regularly hear about what has befallen them or their friends. For people of an age when every [...]

Tailor-made Stupidism

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

“It’ll be warmer than average for the next couple of days, with temperatures tailoring off toward the weekend.” – Calgary’s CHQR’s morning man, Bruce Kenyon. It’s again with just a tiny bit of reluctance that I quote something uttered in the cold, dark, bleary-eyed, early morning hours of January. But this one was just too [...]

Greed or envy? Pick your sin.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

If we absurdly reduce the deadly sins of the Right and Left to one each, one arguably comes up with “greed” on the one hand and “envy” on the other. I couldn’t help thinking that when skimming last week’s debate between the Post’s Kelly McParland and one of their stable of mainstreamers, John Moore. Not [...]