E-letter: Loonies and sense

Generally speaking, we aren’t supposed to share our “wild oats” stories. However, if that is followed as a hard-and-fast rule, there is a chance...

What’s that smell?

My brothers and I had a great upbringing. Our parents were attentive and authoritative without being authoritarian, if that makes any sense. For example,...

E-letter: Motion detection

I got a new trail camera for Christmas. This should be a fairly innocuous fact, but it turns out it’s complicated. As I have mentioned...

Thanks at Christmas

Overall, 2018 has been a banner year for Canada and Canada’s “occupied space” supply sector, for those of us that design, install, create and...

Here’s one that works

When we bought our floor-coverings magazine 11 years ago, we thought there would be synergies, and there are, but not the ones we envisioned....

Investing in energy

Last week I received an e-mail from one of our advertisers asking for help. It said, “I need your help. I am reaching out...

E-letter: Harvest in the valley

What a lovely Thanksgiving in the valley! The leaves were in full riot, and the river out back was running low and clear most...

Bully vs. bully

Autumn is slowly settling on the valley. The river out back is running low and clear — a departure, this year, from the norm. August was as...

E-letter: The media the enemy — is Trump right?

The Boston Globe earlier this month asked editors across the country to join them in admonishing President Trump for his use of the term fake news...

E-letter: Fruit stickers and ads

I got home from my bike ride last week, grabbed a banana from the fruit bowl and sat down to catch my breath. I...