Category Archives: Article

Between Friends

Two days ago I sent a very brief e-mail to a friend in the States giving a link to a Trump spoof available on U-tube. It sparked a brief exchange of letters that strike me as being rather interesting. For … Continue reading

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Formula for Soft Revolution

As I watched the Trump of Trump Towers ascend the Star Spangled Throne I found myself pondering something I had written a quarter of a century ago about the ideas of two very insightful men and then I remembered why … Continue reading

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BURNING THE CHRISTMAS CROSS

Aw shucks, ’tis the season to be both jolly and nostalgic so let’s go back to 1944 and attend a good old fashioned carol service in which my father, the minister, managed to burn the Christmas cross.  I present this … Continue reading

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Hey Justin! C’mon Man!

Sub-title: An Open Letter to the Prime Minister that he Will Never Read. Dear Prime Minister, Your recent interview with Le Devoir and subsequent comments from the punditry seem to imply that you’re actually thinking of side-stepping electoral reform in … Continue reading

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The United Church of Canute ?

  Legend has it that more than a thousand years ago King Canute of England sat on the seashore ordering the incoming tide to recede. His intention was to demonstrate to the courtiers that the relentless progress of the tide … Continue reading

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The Good Ship Earth, refloated.

 In honour of Earth Day I am refloating a blog item from April 22nd, 2013. But first, a very brief report on my recent attempt to workshop a play via blog.  In a nutshell, many more hits than usual were … Continue reading

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Paradox of Parallels

A paradox is something that seemingly can’t be true but indeed may be true.  In the so-called Israel/Gaza “war” we are faced with a strange paradox of parallels.

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Prime Ministers Mirrored

When I watch the news reports from Gaza and Israel and hear my Prime Minister still declaring that “Canada” stands firmly behind Israel and when I hear his Minister of Foreign Affairs turning the governments‛s pro Israel unilateralism into a … Continue reading

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The Orator — the involuntary resurrection of Col. Ingersoll

Playwriting is a hazardous business and I suppose at my age I should know better than to mess with it.  There is, however, much truth in the old saw, “Too soon old, too late smart”. When I speak of playwriting I mean … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT TO ASSISTED SUICIDE

“Our arrival on this earth is not within our power to initiate. Our departure is our concern and if it needs to be hastened it is we who should have the right to orchestrate it.” Once again I am handing  … Continue reading

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