It’s all about the money

“My country, ‘tis of thee.”—Samuel Francis Smith. With many Canadians rooting for the American team (which does have more Canadians on it) than the Canucks during the Stanley Cup Finals, it shows that national unity is not just questioned along linguistic lines. The productive parts of the country have been conditioned into accepting that … [Read more...]

The federal election in hindsight

“Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” — Children’s ditty Do you remember that cheesy horse race game from the arcade where you had to wobble a handle to get your particular steed to go faster, but all that really went on was the little pony herky-jerked along at its own pace until finally one of the things crossed the finish line in victory? Our … [Read more...]

The election circus is here

“The same as it ever was, the same as it ever was.”—Talking Heads If you think the election pseudodrama taking place in Canada now is boring, stupid, useless and expensive from our hinterland of southern B.C., you won’t feel gratified by learning that from here in Switzerland (I’m here as part of the Canadian Speed Skiing Team) the whole process … [Read more...]