Archive for June, 2013

Post-modern bafflegab

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

“It is a grieving process”. -¬† MD of Bighorn, Dene Cooper, quoted in the Rocky Mountain Outlook. There is a charm to local newspapers and those from Rocky Mountain towns are no exception. Reading them can get a little predictable after a while though, becoming a kind of Cordilleran auto-journalism. The Rocky Mountain Outlook that [...]

Investment Executive articles

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

I’ve been horrifically remiss, not merely in writing new blog posts, but even in posting published print articles. I’m continuing to write regular columns in the Investment Executive newspaper. Starting with my most recent column, posted today under Latest Article above, I’ll post my most recent eight or so columns, working backwards, about once a [...]

Defending the Indefensible

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

My “Letter from Calgary” column in the April 2013 issue of the¬†Investment Executive newspaper: Alberta says it’s cutting back. But the numbers tell a different story George Orwell had contempt for euphemism. As he wrote in “Politics and the English Language,” his great essay from 1946: “In our time, political speech and writing are largely [...]