PETERS – Queen Elizabeth showed us that grace is possible in public life

(Image: Monica Volpin,

LONGTIME READERS AND VIEWERS of Two and Out will know that this space is no friend of the British monarchy.

However, a day after the Queen’s death, we will deign to say something nice.

Despite the atrocities, the colonization and the abuses of power that come along with the monarchy, the opulence and the nonsense of hereditary patronage, Queen Elizabeth herself seemed to be set apart.

The Queen was generally treasured by those who knew her and revered by those who watched her.

She served in her capacity as a leader in public life with warmth, grace and dignity — an example to those who follow.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

About Mel Rothenburger (9641 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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