Think Big, Dammit!0
I fear we have become or are becoming a nation that is afraid to think BIG. Why? I have several friends that think BIG when it comes to their own businesses or achievements or dreams. Why then is our government and by association, the Canadian …Read More
What WERE They Thinking?!
A little while ago, I took on a last contract with the navy to see me through until I ‘swallow the anchor’ (Yup. Retire.). I won’t tell you what I do with the RCN, because then of course, I would have to kill you all, …Read More
This article contains two links to articles I have written for The Diplomat and International Canada. The first article (Cover article), published Spring 2009 pertains to my time serving in the Sudan as a United Nations Military Observer (UNMO) in 2006. The second article (under …Read More
Ho, Ho, Bah!!
It’s okay now. It is early December and I am out of – what has been charitably described as – my Grinch/Scrooge mode. And it is true I suppose. Every year, I get bent more and more out of shape, by the increasing earliness …Read More
Afghan Fighting Kites
I have a penchant for framing and hanging items on our walls that were never designed to be displayed this way, if at all. Most I’ve brought home are from trips around the world, with the most recent from my time in Kabul, Afghanistan. Kabul, …Read More
PS – Do You Think The Taliban Are Laughing At Us?
Do you think perhaps the Taliban are laughing at we Canadians about now? You know, the country that is arguing about the treatment of war prisoners? The prisoners and their colleagues who have killed almost 150 of our countrymen? The saddest part is that the …Read More
Canadas Taliban Prisoners, A Tempest in a Political Teapot
The opposition parties of Canada must be rubbing their hands with glee, as the Afghan prisoner debate goes on, and on and on . .. . . Do any of them REALLY care what happens to Taliban taken prisoner by Canadian soldiers? I mean, if …Read More
Dear Canadian Media
Dear Canadian Media, Those of us in the Canadian military, full and part-time, appreciate your greater coverage of the past few years. We really do. However, allow me to correct a few inaccuracies, and if you would pass these onto the Canadian public, that’d be …Read More
The Canadian Peacekeeper Myth
It was a toss-up whether to place this article in the Canadian Military or Cranky categories. Fortunately, I have discovered a way to ‘dual categorize’ this – okay, I’ll say it – rant. I nearly explode whenever I hear somebody talk about Canada’s ‘reputation’ in …Read More