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Put your dog on a leash

Aug 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

Whenever I walk my dog, my wife has advanced panic attacks. She worries, just in case we come across a dog off a leash. Almost every dog we meet is off a leash...

Cool jazz on a hot night

Aug 10, 2018 / 6:00 am

It would almost be appropriate to take a break up north to cool down this year, but as luck would have it, we ended up in Morocco. Sitting on a rooftop patio...

Return to Morocco

Aug 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

In a few days, after a family wedding, I return to Morocco for a short vacation with my wife. The last time I was there was to train for the Dakar Rally. We...

Born to ride stupidly

Jul 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

Aside from responding to motor vehicle incidents involving motorbikes, I also ride one and witness lots of motorcycles on the road this time of year. It is...

Blame Game inappropriate

Jul 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

It is very easy in many scenarios to point a finger at an agency or person who appears responsible for what we may perceive to be an error. While the instinct...

U.S.' NATO hyprocisy

Jul 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

This week, media coverage turned to NATO meetings where the U.S. was asking the alliance to increase contributions. For an armchair observer, the metrics can be...

Trees hiding in the forest

Jul 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

The last several weeks have been very entertaining. In poking the bear a little while writing my column, it has been amusing to see the acidic responses from...

AIs not that smart

Jun 29, 2018 / 6:00 am

Artificial Intelligence is no better than a coin flip. Those who have read a few of my columns before may be familiar with the fact that I am completely opposed...

Trump trolls talking

Jun 22, 2018 / 6:00 am

OK, here is the truth: I am a Christian and a Conservative (both with big Cs) There, I said it. The Trump trolls were out in force last week responding to my...

Americans start to apologize

Jun 15, 2018 / 6:00 am

As I travel in the U.S., I struggle to find a Donald Trump supporter. I am still puzzled as to how he claimed a victory in the last election because, on the...

The lure of business travel

Jun 8, 2018 / 6:00 am

When you are able to travel the globe on business, it can seem pretty glamorous. At events or gatherings, friends are keen to quiz where you have been recently...

More precious than gold

Jun 1, 2018 / 6:00 am

Gold is used as a benchmark in certain economic times. It is a storehouse of wealth, a comparable for other currencies and assets and perhaps, as many people...

Life is a decision

May 25, 2018 / 6:00 am

I met with a very good friend yesterday. I have visited him quite a few times over the past several weeks as he has endured radiation therapy for a very rare...

Near misses with princes

May 18, 2018 / 6:00 am

In 2008, I jumped at the opportunity to do a charity based enduro motorbike ride in South Africa. My brother and I rode about 2,000 kilometres though some...

Habits create success

May 11, 2018 / 6:00 am

Bad habits are so hard to break sometimes. Or so we think. Equally, and in the same vein, good habits are only a commitment away, but that commitment feels a...

Less is more

May 4, 2018 / 6:00 am

Editing is not one of my strong points. In fact, as a keynote speaker, I have to work hard on choosing the right words and speaking more slowly. Today, I spent...

AI isn't the answer

Apr 27, 2018 / 6:00 am

I was speaking at a global economic summit in Florida last week on the future of transportation. It was going to be a treat to get out of the grips of a long...

Reduce your footprint

Apr 20, 2018 / 6:00 am

Driving back to Kaslo today I listened to a segment on the radio about the UK banning plastic drinking straws. The emotion behind the decision was assisted by a...

Toxic without the pipeline

Apr 13, 2018 / 6:00 am

Toxic environment even without a pipeline Get out of the sandbox and start negotiating a settlement. The dispute between Alberta and BC is getting to be as...

Keep your winter tires on

Apr 6, 2018 / 6:00 am

Jack Frost is here to stay - along with your winter tires At noon, Thursday, the temperature on the summit of Kootenay Pass was -2 degrees. What is important...

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