I believe in the power of humour, love and the written word. All can conjure magic and all can induce inspiration.
I believe there is order in the chaos. It’s just that, like any great masterpiece, one must be at a distance to see the patterns.
I believe in the guiding grace of the unseen God. There are many sacred places on this earth and few of them have a roof.
I believe that Jesus walked the earth – as a male, a rebel and one heck of a storyteller.
I believe in MacGyver, Kermit the Frog and my Poppa. All three have taught me invaluable lessons.
I believe that Trevor Linden was the best Canuck of all time. And I believe there are those who should be ashamed that they let him leave for awhile.
I believe that John Denver, Great Big Sea and Matchbox Twenty can quite happily co-exist in a playlist. Indeed all music, when played from the heart, goes together.
I believe we should bring back lawn darts. Too many stupid kids are making it through childhood alive to reproduce.
I believe Rick Mercer should run for Prime Minister. And if he won’t then Justin Trudeau will do.
I believe that stories change the world. No village has ever followed a leader who couldn’t speak to them.
I believe a whisper will always trump a shout. Everyone stops listening when one person starts shouting to be heard.
I believe the species we are exploiting will survive to enjoy this world long after we’ve self-imploded. The only way to avoid this end is to stop the uneducated masses from breeding.
I believe we should be building factories on the Shield and growing plants in the Horseshoe. You can’t grow a carrot in two inches of topsoil.
I believe the bottled water industry is killing the planet. Full stop, no discussion.
I believe Paul Gross is the best actor Canada has ever produced. If you watch his hands on stage you’ll see what I mean.
I believe that truly good lives are short. Because they do all the right things up front and get picked to the winning team first.
I believe I will write the great Canadian novel. But I might be eighty by the time I finish it.
I believe in kindness, politeness and in walking gently on this earth. And I hope you do, too.