Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Random Thoughts On the Alberta Election

Alison Redford and her team came from behind to defeat the Wild Rose chalenge. I was surprised that none of commentators or PC party members referenced how Alison Redford had come from behind to win the PC Leadership later year. She's a bit of a comeback kid and that's not a bad thing.

Speaking of random patterns. This is the second time Rod Love has been working with a female conservative leader who had a substantive lead only to have that lead collapse for the actual vote. There's probably no connection there. I wonder if we under estimated Ralf Kline.

A Wild Rose supporter last night summed up the WR contradiction. "I didn't leave the PC party, it left me. They've been in for 41 years it's time for a change" I take that as "The PC party changed, so we need to change it back" Not a strong pro change message.

Was hoping the Alberta Party would win at least one seat, but looks like they got caught in the "anyone but the WR" wave.

 - Peace

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter on Nose Hill

Easter Pilgrims
Lead a short Easter Liturgy for Calgary Church and some friend from Xalt on Nose Hill this morning.  Told a compressed version of Holy week in 4 stops pairing the stories with our progress on the path.

The ancient practice of going up to Jerusalem / at the trail head before the climb.
Jesus in the temple, washing of feat, last supper / at the stones near the top of nose hill.
Jesus death and Holy Saturday / bottom of valley
Waiting to recognize the Risen Jesus / The large erratic on the other side of the valley.

Took about 45 minutes.  We made it just in time to see the sun appear in the NE.

We followed it with a potluck breakfast at The House in Kensington.   Good food, good times.

Posted 8 shots to flickr.

- Peace