Category: Mike Bell


A Lesson From the Far Side

I’ve always been fascinated by cartoons. The role of the cartoonist is to take some aspect of ordinary life—something we all recognize—and create a scene that is a mirror of our own lives.

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A Successful/Disastrous Economy

The title of this chronicle is an oxymoron, a figure of speech that links two apparently contradictory concepts together (like “make haste slowly”). In this chronicle, I will explore the two contrasting concepts—a successful economy that is also a disaster. The contrast is also evident in political leadership, both in the U.S. and in Canada.

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The Shaman’s Tale

One of the things we ask children is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They may respond–a fireman, a nurse, a policeman, a truck driver or many other jobs from the stable world in which they live.

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The Culture War

Every evening when I finish working on these chronicles I have a glass of wine and turn on the news, mostly the American news. It gives me a picture of a battle between two cultures: the Perfect World Culture and the emerging Climate Change Culture. Let’s take a look.

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