A Tribute To Gerald Obre (1952 – 2014)

Following is the Eulogy I gave for Gerald Obre at the memorial services held for him at Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday, August 23, presided over by our good friend Peter Elliott, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral: I’m a friend of Gerald … Read more…

Well-Tempered Bach

Last Friday night the Vancouver Recital Society presented Andras Schiff in a recital of Bach’s first Book of Preludes and Fugues at the Chan Centre at UBC. (Andras is managed today by Kirshbaum Demler Associates in New York.) It was a transcendent experience, the … Read more…

Holiday Haiku Extravaganza

In celebration of the Holidays, I offer up a collection of seasonal Haiku I penned in the winter of 2000, (part of a group immortalized by Mike Howell during the last election campaign), and which I offer up here by way … Read more…

Yuletide Haiku Extravaganza

‘Tis the Season Grand parties, great friends, Gifts and good wishes exchanged, Spirits lifted high. ◊ Outlaw Tradition We gather in clans To exchange gifts, feast and drink: Christmas as Potlatch. ◊ The Night Before Christmas Children’s eyes glow bright … Read more…

Last Candidate Standing

Last Friday I took part in one of the most fun events of the campaign – The Last Candidate Standing. As Replace Magazine’s Sean Ruthen reports: “And rounding out the trio, Sean Bickerton voiced his concerns for minority groups, alluding to the recent … Read more…