Safety net thanks to you

There is no denying. Things are looking pretty good. Every shop we’ve heard from is busy and growing. The latest building permit and housing...

E-letter: Fort McMurray down

Although the Fort McMurray fire is still burning, the threat to the city has been diminished and media and officials have been able to...

E-letter: Post-customer matrix

One thing about getting older – you just don’t bite on every lure they drop in front of you. The supremacy of progress, for...

Pardon my fun

It is nothing short of amazing how much negativity the internet pumps into the world per nanosecond. It’s as if every would-be internet publisher...

E-letter: Ikea goes rustic mass-elitist

Conrad Black in last week’s National Post predicted the eventual win by Donald Trump of the U.S. Republican Presidential Primary. While I am not...

E-letter: What’s not to love?

So, here comes Valentine's Day, and what's not to love? Sure, the world's politico-economic environment has more knots in it than one of my...

Something has to give

I got into an exchange recently with a friend of a friend, and he made the claim that Britain’s Opium Wars with China were between the...

E-letter: Outsider trading

Despite last week's convulsions in the stock market, I resolved to ignore stocks in this note. It's all people are talking about. So I...

Known by your work

So, that was another Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo (WMS) show, and another year, both of which have food for serious thought — thought...

A tale of two parties

Before I get started on the media again, what would you say to crashing a party? I noted in a recent letter to the suppliers...