Greetings from Calgary!
I’m a bit of a different thinker than the three other folk on this blog. But that’s part of what it’s about. In the days of Prime Minister Turner (remember him?) I was a card-carrying member of the party in support of one person seeking the nomination for the forthcoming election. (He lost to the man who worked to facilitate booking Bill’s wedding reception on Parliament Hill, and who recently lost his seat.) I no longer hold a party card, and have used that freedom to vote for four different parties in the past five federal elections.
I am active in a local church, one that holds to the Anabaptist tradition and seeks to live it out meaningfully in the context of today’s real and harsh world. I freely admit that my faith in Jesus Christ and my thinking have to go together. Call it “working out your salvation.” Others may disagree on that point, and they’re free to do so.
I can truly claim Canadian heritage, since I have ancestors who became Canadians on July 1, 1867. This doesn’t give me a unique perspective on Canadian affairs, but it does give me an emotional attachment to Canada. What goes on in politics and society affects me. I’ll comment as I see fit and have opportunity, and refrain when I don’t feel I can contribute constructively to the dialogue.
Bill, Mike, Q, thanks for the invitation to reconnect and to explore the world of blogging.