democracy

2018 June

Democracy? Meh.

2018-07-15T16:58:31+00:00June 2nd, 2018|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

It was the other day, an ordinary day, a Saturday, when I voted. It was something. Really something. From my front door I walked to my advance polling station. Nobody harassed me on the way. I was met with kind greetings and smiles. Nobody had a gun. I didn’t even have my voter’s card, but a single piece of ID showed

2016 April

We have a limited democracy around here

2017-07-18T01:01:49+00:00April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s dinner. The vote goes in the kids’ favour for what DVD we will watch this evening. (Dad's latest find, a biography on Rich Mullins, will wait another night for, uh, Laura Ingills and company.) “Thank God for whoever invented democracy,” says Jon. “The Greeks did,” I noted. (More on this soon: some news from [...]