Ranting has almost become a national pastime in Canada during the last few years, but t too many rants are served up as poetry. Now imagine that the poet is 97 years old, with the perspective of nearly a century of living on this planet. This will give you a hint of the experience awaiting you when you read this book. Barry Cotton takes his outrage and his sense of humour to the printed page in this timely collection of poems, which highlights and questions some of the most recent issues in Stephen Harper's reign as Canada's Prime Minister. Described by the author as a light-hearted way to deal with his distaste for the shenanigans of current parliamentarians, these poems netheless do carry serious undertones. Mr. Cotton draws on his long-held love and appreciation for the natural beauty of British Columbia, combining this with wit and humour to draw his readers into questioning the decisions of our governments. Many of these poems have appeared previously in the Gulf Islands Driftwood and the Island Tides newspapers. This book is sure to be an engaging and appropriate read for this federal election year.