ESSAYS, COLUMNS, selected:
Canada’s strategic, desperate, election Facts and Opinions, October 9, 2015
The shambles of Canada’s democracy drove me from lifelong, carefully non-participatory journalism into activism.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls … Facts and Opinions, June, 2015
There are no walls, glass or otherwise, in the alleys that served as slaughterhouses in Yulin, China.
The pendulum swings on zero tolerance The Globe and Mail FOCUS, January 13, 2007
Whether it’s on drugs, bullying, weapons or even littering, the pendulum is swinging to a less rigid response.
One Canadian soldier Time Magazine, back page essay, April 3, 2006
I was dumbfounded when my son, then underage, asked permission to join the military reserves.
911: Good, Evil, and Other The Vancouver Sun, Op-Ed, September 15, 2001
“Other-ness” stalks the world.
Enviro-scare tactics hurt Greenpeace cred The Globe and Mail Report on Business Magazine, June, 1996
The world needs Greenpeace to be better.
FREE RANGE: Columns, squibs, and the odd rant
#MeToo? Oh. Ummm.
Good riddance, Hugh Hefner. The enemy is dead.
Dear Americans. Not everything is about you.
Rule of Law vs Rule by America’s president. Expect casualties.
Fake news and our happiness disorder. How do we “know?”
Ferguson’s damned details Devilish details made Ferguson global news
Remembering war On the “great” wars of the 20th Century:
Bloomsday. I would like to love Ulysses. Really.
Balkan justice and Radovan Karadžić Will a conviction help?
Out of time. Daylight (Saving) Delusions
Canada’s National Aboriginal Day. It’s something.