E-letter: Listen to the quiet

Down here in the Credit River valley, we often feel as if we’re remote from the urban buzz, even though we’re only an hour...

The natives are restless

We have kind of a mish-mash today, so you can skip this if you want to. However, be warned, we will end up talking...

E-letter: Odds on a positive direction

As you read this, our friends to the south are voting (finally). Should provide relief from their interminable cycle for a while. I’m guessing...

E-letter: Carbon grizzly footprint

It is interesting, lately, how people decide to support their ideas with what they saw recently in a movie. It’s as if the world...

Splatter

Do you recall the last time you spit in an employee’s face? It shouldn’t be hard, since the answer is certainly “never.” However, wiping...

E-letter: Running amok

American football player Colin Kaepernick’s antics, refusing to stand during the national anthem, have the media all-abuzz. Self-styled experts on the U.S. Bill of Rights are doing...

E-letter: Big box forever? Not so sure

Whether in trade, association or consumer magazines, newspapers and broadcast, a good editor is a skeptic. Being a skeptic means not accepting everything people...

Degree in debt

The lead story in the August 2016 issue of Consumer Reports highlights the financial stresses of higher education with the cover blurb: “I kind...

E-letter: Right to pay

Ikea last month announced it is recalling 29 million Malm or similar dressers in the U.S, along with 6.6 million in Canada, because the units...

E-letter: Own the boots

I wonder if the business environment is actually any different than it ever is. Sure, we are threatened by imports, trade deals, dollar exchange,...