‘ALL WORK AND NO PLAY makes Jack a dull boy.’ Jack Nicholson typed it over and over again in The Shining as his character descended into madness.
Simply put, it means we need balance in our lives. To use another saying, truer words have never been spoken.
That’s why I disagree with much of what’s being said about the provincial government’s billion-dollar plan to replace the Royal B.C. Museum, and why I’m sure I’ll also disagree with what’s bound to be said about B.C.’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games, a bid likely to include Sun Peaks as one of the venues.
And why I disagree with one of the favourite arguments against plans for a performing arts centre in Kamloops.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.