Finding the Right Bush

As a young reporter, I traveled across Canada with the late, great Tommy Douglas, and I can still remember how stirring his speeches were. His rhetoric was richly illustrated by anecdotes, and one of the stories he told  came to mind this morning as i pondered the mess America is in. The story, as I […]
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We Owe Our Souls to the Company Store – But Who Owns the Store?

You load 16 tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Saint Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go; I owe my soul to the company store. Remember Tennessee Ernie Ford’s 1955 hit? Probably not. There aren’t a lot of us still alive and reading (or writing) blogs who […]
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