04.01.2010 01:00 AM

A confession

Time for a confession.

It’s been whispered about, here and there, for a few months.  I’ve had some friends and former co-workers ask me about it, too.  And there has even been some Internet speculation, by people I don’t even know.  It’s been…strange. And I have to say that I haven’t particularly liked being less-than-candid with certain people.

But the speculation is true.  It’s true.

How you are when you are younger is well and good, but how you are when you get older – so goes the cliché, anyway- is almost always different.  You get older, you change.  That’s just the way it is.  It’s certainly been that way for me.

Some of you may have noticed, therefore, that my enthusiasm for certain things – and for one “thing” in particular – has waned, in the past year or so.  I hardly mention it at all anymore, if at all.  There’s a reason for that.  The reason is I just don’t believe anymore.

I could dress it up in all kinds of finery, and all sorts of self-justification.  But I won’t.  I’ll just say it, instead.

Last night, I tore up one piece of paper – and went online to get a new piece of paper.

From these people.

For me, right now, it was the right thing to do.  It wasn’t easy, but it feels right.

For those of you who are upset, or don’t understand, I’m sorry.  But it was time – and it was time for me to make my little confession.

Good luck and God bless.


  1. Nasty Bob says:

    Apparently in Commonwealth countries you have to take down this confession at noon ( who knew?) but in the US and other places it’s good all day.

  2. Happy says:

    April Fools!

  3. Ian says:

    I going to write a nice letter to Mr. Harper and thank him for being such a nice Prime Minister.

  4. W. says:

    Regardless of political affiliation, kudos for the courage to follow your conscience. All people regardless of party ought admire that.

  5. Johnny says:

    Happy April 1st, Warren. 🙂

  6. Lorne says:

    Yep you got me going for about a second or two….
    Happy April fools to you..

  7. Pat says:

    If ever there was a clearer expression of the first day of April!

  8. Lynn Scharf says:

    April Fools Warren, but I sure do wish it were true!!!

  9. Rduckham says:


  10. Michael F. V. says:

    A pity, really.

    I lost faith over one liberal snafu.

  11. Rduckham says:


    It must be believable. I would believe a whole lot about you Kinsella, BUT NOT THAT!

  12. Bernie Fitzpatrick says:

    What? Shock. Confusion. Disbelief. Denial.

    Oh… ok, the date on your post explains everything. Calm.

  13. Michael Teper says:

    Happy April Fools Day! Good one!

  14. eattv says:

    1 am. You got an early start to the day, today.

  15. Martin Partridge says:

    Rabbits to you too.

  16. Sandra says:

    You almost had me there as I read it a about 2:30 a.m. not considering April 1st.

    Midlife crisis, lonely with family away – all excuses I could come up with. Then I thought “na”….y9u wouldn’t want to be told what to say, and dress like Tim Powers

  17. Mordechai says:

    Every April 1st I tell myself “self, not this April 1st”…Damn!!

  18. Ted Cragg says:

    Sooooo BELIEVABLE! Good one. The ship may not be sinking but it sure has a healthy list and for the captain …. Remember the Titanic!

  19. Murdoch says:

    I fell for this last year. No more my friend!

  20. Wannabeapiper says:


  21. James Bow says:

    Happy April Fools Day to you too, Nora

  22. James Bow says:


    Care to guess the name of my two-year-old daughter who was, when I was typing the above, frantically screaming to get my attention and get another chewy vitamin candy that I ONLY let her have one of?

    Nora wishes you a happy April Fools Day too, Warren.

  23. Aldo St thomas says:

    LMAO. But I’ll bet Powers won’t get it.

  24. bigcitylib says:

    You should’ve gone Green. Signing up for a good but hopeless cause is a way to atone for whatever bad you might have done previously.

  25. Riff says:

    Good April fools day, Warren.

    Harper would have loved to have you as his new Director of Communications instead of the former Conservative Premier of Nova Scotia!!

    Your joke would have been believable had the alleged switch of parties been to the Dippers!!! Jack Layton would be fearing for his job!!

    Then your most loyal fans on the left would have fallen for your ploy!!

    Have a great day!!

  26. parnel says:

    Tories are the real April fools joke and you lied better than them. Kudos

  27. Pedro says:

    too bad for the red L it’s 01/04!
    as the new communications director for PM Harper you could’ve put Mr. Ignatieff in the prime minister’s office
    cheers and hope the coming Holy Day is good for you and your family

  28. Matt says:

    Great gag Warren, you had for a minute.

  29. Matt says:

    Great gag Warren, you had me for a minute.

  30. Eugene Parks says:

    they could really use you, btw

  31. Eugene Parks says:

    I was not convinced at all until near the end when you wrote: “but it feels right.”… something about the grammer just sounded so Team Harper; I’m not saying the grammer is wrong in a cosmic sense, in fact it is so very internet, but to the point, it just sounded so like Team Harper.

  32. Steve May says:

    And I thought you were retiring to raise ducks!

  33. Jon Evan says:

    Perhaps it’s true!
    The April fool is he/she who doesn’t believe Warren. A reverse April’s fool’s joke!
    It is profound of Warren to do it this way, but it’s true opening up his blog for comments and being so civil speaks of a change. Warren has supported SH before. Warren knows that while all is not perfect in the CPC SH is a decent man who is NOT in it for himself. Unlike someone else that we know!

  34. Derek Lipman says:

    This was a terrifying gag!

  35. J. Coates says:

    I needed more than caffeine to get going today, thanx Warren.

  36. Reality.Bites says:

    You should have gone for something more believable – like you’re divorcing your wife so you can marry your one true love – Helena Guergis.

  37. Michael F. V. says:

    For those who think I was caught, look back at my posting and take the first letter of each word to see what’s spelled out 😉

  38. Martin Partridge says:

    Michael F. V. definitely gets the prize for best comment.

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