My name is Jim Rosgen (Papa J), and for a couple of years I was the Managing Editor of a small on-line paper in Sointula, BC. For those of you unfamiliar with Sointula, it is a small town located on Malcolm Island, which is just off the northern coast of Vancouver Island. More on that later.

This publication, the Sointula Ripple, was totally a volunteer effort, and is now defunct for a variety of reasons. I decided to set up a blog to free my thoughts and get them out to the world.

This blog will include a variety of subjects, varying from rants on politics and news in general, to humour pieces on life in a small town in the middle of the ocean, to book reviews. It will include many of what Jimmy Buffet refers to as