The curious case of the Peace Arch Park recently came to national prominence as a result of the prosecution of Michael Kong and his son, Matthew. Kong Senior and Junior are accused of facilitating the illegal entry of numerous foreign nationals over a number of years, through the park into Canada. I know all about this case, and not just vicariously. I’ve been directly involved in it, and many other cases like it.
Here's a secret about me: I have no intention of getting old. As the Who once sang (and still do, man, are they old):
I’m not sure what I enjoyed more. The monologue, or the whining and crying about it the next day?
A while ago, my erstwhile friend and advisor, Laura, was grilling me about my influences. I mentioned Andrew Niccol, a Kiwi genius responsible for, among other things, the mind-bending The Truman Show.
I can’t pretend to be a travel expert, but, by looking at the Facebook profiles of a lot of my friends, I’ve concluded that I’m at least “intermediate” compared to the herd.
Today, I awoke to the news that little climate scold Greta Thunberg is Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” I can’t say I’m surprised.