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There are those who will be appalled at my laissez-faire attitude toward impending global meltdown. I don’t care. Maybe it’s Olympic Angst, maybe it’s the culmination of the Season of Endless Snow, but maybe it’s just my inherent belief that life’s an experiment, that humans aren’t as smart as they think they are, and that Nature has more than one trick up her sleeve.

Who knows, maybe this whole global weirding trend, at least the part we can measure with our puny, primitive scientific instruments, is just one elaborate April Fools’ joke and Mother Nature is sitting back with a big shiteating grin, laughing at us as we fall all over ourselves trying to figure out what it all means. Maybe life ends with neither a bang nor a whimper, but with a series of bizarre weather tricks that make the Great Flood look like an April shower. Heck, if you can believe the naysayers, the energy-eaters blathering on about global cooling — you can’t, no matter how much they’d like you to — you can believe anything.

As for me, I’ll take what comes and what’s come this winter has been easy to take. Someone’s got to win — if even temporarily — in the climate change sweepstakes. Who deserves it more than us? That was a rhetorical question.



It’s not usually my practice to explain, apologize for or correct inaccuracies that creep into Maxed Out. That’s understandable given so much of what appears here is inexplicable and more or less entirely made up — Motto: Don’t let the facts get in the way of telling a good story. As for apologizing, if I started, where would I stop? Yes, that was a rhetorical question too. Getting easier to spot, aren’t they?

But a couple of weeks ago, in a column entitled Onward Christian Soldiers — I’d just like to say, at this point, I only write the columns, there are others far wittier than I who think up the titles — two unfortunate errors somehow oozed through my normally sharp-eyed editing process. Both, ironically, cast former Whistler councillor Krispi Wells in an unflattering light she, as it turns out, doesn’t deserve.