INTOXICATING OPINIONS

The financial crisis has caused massive loss in wealth and employment.  Governments are trying to change regulation to prevent reoccurrence.  I hope these efforts are...

More than 2,000 years ago Plato coined the term misologist.  It is defined as a hatred of reason and debate, particularly when it contradicts myths...

Forests continually play a vital role in human wellbeing; it provides goods and services needed for human survival.  A forest is a collection of vegetation...

I own rural property that needed a few large trees cut and sold for timber. Bid process on the internet is how it is accomplished...

Suppressed values can be called into awareness and strengthened to construct a world that is resilient as well as prosperous. Children are geniuses at ramping...

Canada has been in Afghanistan for 7 years and soldiers are returning in flag draped caskets. Throughout Canada’s brief history, when England was at war,...

Generalized assessments have consistently hidden some dimension of poverty that should be of utmost priority. Poverty: One definition states, living on less than $2 a...

In my country a tale is told of a man who once invited his friends over for lunch.  He was a very rich man, but...

A nursery rhyme fascinated me as a child and has resurfaced in my thoughts, providing a guide to the economy. My memory of it is:...

How trivial are the crimes of criminals that we incarcerate.  Those who deal in drugs, steal a car, or a diamond ring – even those...

My daughter was a member of the Acton High Swim Team from Grade 9 to Grade 13. She was blessed with athletic skill as well...

Q:  My favorite herb is cilantro – can you tell me about its nutritional benefits?  Amateo – Red Dear Hill, Saskatchewan, Canada AB:  Amateo, using...

For more than 6 presidential terms we have been “dependent” on imports of overseas oil to run our economy. A study was done by MIT...

In Russia there are two cultures and two languages.  Traditional Russian and the criminal. In criminal jargon an official member of the criminal world is...

In Russia, girls like Katya typically come to a bitter end.  Her parents divorced when she was sixteen, her father sold the family apartment and...

Q:  Why is it better to eat smaller meals more often than the traditional 3 meals a day?     Xiong – Macau, China AB:  Eating smaller...

When we pray for God’s intervention, or guidance, or that God’s will be done, where is the source of the problem; i.e. what is the...