Ms Soapbox is going on sabbatical until September (but may be tempted to post a blog or two if the craziness gets to be too much).

This is not Rudy the dog, but he’s close

I wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to more great discussions in the fall.

All the very best,


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42 Responses to Sabbatical

  1. Jeri Wolf says:

    Have a great summer and enjoy your sabbatical.

  2. Public Servant says:


  3. Paula Stein says:

    Wishing you and Rudy and family a wonderful summer.

  4. Connie Jones says:

    Thank you Ms Soapbox! We have left Alberta but as we were both born and lived most of our lives there, we are still invested in what is happening in the province. Your comments and observations are appreciated from afar. We hope you have a good summer and that the craziness subsides significantly in the months ahead.

    • Thank you Connie. I’m glad you and hour significant other still care about what’s happening here. You can be our envoy, letting the rest of the world know we’re not all bananas. 🙂

  5. Linda says:

    Enjoy a break from the crazy! Have a wonderful summer.

  6. John McWilliams says:

    Thanks for all your great thinking!

    John McWilliams QC


  7. Carlos says:

    Susan enjoy your Summer and thank you so much for such great posts you provide to all of us

    All the best


  8. Colleen Fuller says:

    Have a great time away, Susan! C

    Colleen Fuller Vancouver Canada Phone: +1604 255 6601 Mobile: +1604 441 6296

    Sent from my iPad

    I respectfully and gratefully acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territory; the traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) Nations.


  9. Sharon says:

    Thank you for all your hard work. Enjoy your sabbatical. Hopefully the unhinged clown Posse will behave and let you enjoy your time away from it all.

    • Thanks Sharon. I’ve been watching the Kenney government’s press releases. In addition to innocuous little announcements like it’s public service week, they appear to be bundling up and re-announcing things they announced months ago. As far as I can tell, the work of government has ground to a halt while the party leadership issue gets sorted out.
      Perhaps this is a good thing.

  10. Kate says:

    Enjoy! You certainly deserve it. Keep speaking truth to bullshit!

  11. Anthony Lake says:

    Thank you for your diligence in keeping us informed. Very much appreciated, have a great summer all the best.

    As commented previously , please keep speaking truth to bull shit, it is sorely needed.

    Tony and Karen Lake.

  12. Terry Korman says:

    And wishing all of the VERY best to you as well Ms Soapbox …
    be safe and well (and maybe find a bit of rest and laughter too)!

  13. Dwayne says:

    Susan: Thanks for all your great blogs. I hope you have a great summer.

  14. jerrymacgp says:

    Enjoy, although I & many of your other loyal readers will miss your posts …

  15. Judy Stauffer says:


  16. Yvette MK says:

    Enjoy your break, rest the brain…
    process and enjoy the good things summer offers. Will look forward to your missives and perspective in September.

  17. roy wright says:

    Mr. Soapbox is looking forward to the break as the blog can no longer be used as an excuse of skipping dish washing on Sundays.

  18. GoinFawr says:

    Viszontlátásra susan! Have a lovely summer. I look forward to seeing you back on your soapbox in the fall, but will check in from time to time to see if you’ve got something in between.

  19. Dwayne says:

    Susan: I’ll share some more uplifting music that is in my music collection. This is from the early 1970s, and is Three Dog Night, covering the Hoyt Axton song, Joy To The World. Floyd Sneed, the drummer from Three Dog Night, was from Calgary. It’s good music, and it helps in times like these.

  20. Dwayne says:

    Susan: This is my last piece of music I’ll share. It is from Sly Stone, and this features Jeff Beck, who replaced Eric Clapton, in The Yardbirds, in early 1965. The song is I Want To Take You Higher. It’s from 2011. When I saw Jeff Beck twice live, during the second time I saw him, this song was covered. Long ago, when I saw Jann Arden live, this song was also covered. Sly Stone are famous for great songs, including Hot Fun In The Summertime.

    • Dwayne says:

      Also, Jeff Beck, turns 78 on June 24. He is one of the three Yardbirds guitar greats, along with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.

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