Archive | 2012

Strengthen what remains

The soil was muddy all the way down to the bottom, 18 inches or so. The moisture may have gone farther. In any case, the earth was unusually wet, and the hills were unusually green. The flatlands were also green, but then they had been green since my grandfather pioneered this land 110 years ago; […]

ARE WE THERE YET?? part 2

I used the word nanny statist in my last blog, and someone suggested that I should define it. A nanny statist is someone who believes that the state   and its bureaucracy can manage your affairs better than you. They are convinced, and they want you to be convinced, that they are there to protect you from harm. AURORA, Colo. […]

ARE WE THERE YET??

IWUZ thinking about the problem with words in the English language; and lo, (behold) (see) (like), there are many. (That’s a progression from old English to new- like, English y’know). But cows also low. And we sometimes feel low. To someone whose native tongue is something simple like Chinese or Nguni, English must be terribly […]

Wha Hoppen? or, That wasn’t easy!

 IWUZ listening to the coverage of the Alberta   election, and the theme of every commentary on every network was; “What happened?” What happened was that the conservative Wildrose Party, which every pundit, pollster and prognosticator in the land had predicted would win big, was blown out by the “Progressive” Conservatives, or as I call them; […]

YOU’RE IN WHEN YOU’RE BORN – YOU’RE NOT OUT TILL YOU DIE

 IWUZ – door knocking the other evening on behalf of our local Wildrose candidate (Wildrose is a conservative, libertarian party in Alberta), and one of my neighbors said he didn’t get involved in politics. I said you are, whether you want to be or not. My name is Dave Reesor and I live in Calgary, […]