Substack asked what categories I fit into - and I had to pick two from a list. I tried different ones and finally settled on Politics and Culture. As wide as those categories are I still find them a bit restrictive. I’ve lived a long and active life and to cram everything I’ve learned into two categories requires more than a little imagination. Academically speaking, Political Science, Environmental Studies, and Business Admin are where my qualifications reside, but I’ve been involved in far more than that - and I have always organized my thoughts by writing.

What excites me about writing is clarity. I would guess that sounds deadly dull but it’s true because so few writers achieve a level of clarity that is both informative and entertaining. Usually you sacrifice one for the other but when you find both it’s special. Having something valuable to say and being able to engage the reader is the ultimate goal of any essayist and doing it on a regular basis is what attracts the biggest audience. I have spent my life looking for clarity and organizing my beliefs in a way that reflects reality, and now, in the last years of my life, my goal is to share that information in as clear and understandable a way as I am able. Don’t be afraid to let me know how it’s going.

Ross Urquhart

Lytton BC

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When the past becomes more important than the future you have no future.


Ross Urquhart

An author bio's can be a distraction. No bio will tell you where their words came from. The mind is too mysterious for that. However, if who they are doesn't show up in their writing, they probably aren't worth reading.