Virus protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this month intercepted a million pounds of pork from China being smuggled into the U.S. through Elizabeth, N.J....

1833: The last duel

I think you will agree it is reasonable for normal people to be confused by the antics going on in media, entertainment and politics....

E-letter: Stand up, sit down, fight fight fight!

In case you haven’t heard, the media has a new pet word. Trope. As with preceding pet words, all media are now required to...

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...