On July 6th, A telemarketer Claiming to represent Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.) called soliciting contributions based on automated monthly withdrawals from my bank. You may recall the “Challenge” that call inspired. Now for the follow-up report: The caller was given 30 days to write the Prime Minister and Minister of Justice of Canada, carbon…

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With the economic uncertainties of our time, nomadism is re-emerging. Regional unemployment is compelling families to uproot with the hope of better prospects far from home. This exodus, mostly of educated and skilled trades personnel impoverishes the communities they abandon. The vacancy rate of housing ultimately drives property values down. With the loss of its…

Read More The Times, They Are A Changing

“He’s so Heavenly minded, he’s no earthly good!” I first heard this saying perhaps 40 years ago and it made a lot of sense. There was a time when out of necessity individuals had numerous skills and interests that made it possible to survive and thrive in an environment that was not industrialized. In those…

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