E-letter: Fossil of the future

The progress of mankind throughout history has been a mirror of mankind’s heartbeat, itself. You can almost hear it: consolidate, diversify. Consolidate, diversify. Consolidate/diversify....

Education = Learning AND applying

Wood Industry Conference The underlying theme in Puerto Rico at this year’s Wood Industry Conference was clearly growth, with an emphasis on education. Two of...

The leadership list

WMS this year was genuinely fun for us at Wood Industry. We especially enjoyed the Manufacturers’ Roundtable we put on at the Royal Ambas­sador...

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...

E-letter: Have and have-not sectors

The art of politics is a powerful art, indeed. I see in the recent kerfuffle in the States over trade that Canada’s dairy sector...

Hope and change

We are only hours away from blissful silence, such as we have not seen since 2010. The Americans are nearly done electing a president....

E-letter: Clouds from both sides now

Watching politics these days is like watching a cloud of mosquitoes. If you focus on any individual, it can go in any direction, but...

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...

Some things matter

Three RCMP officers lost their lives last week to another pointless coward. As I write this on the morning after his capture, I am...

E-letter: A Christmas story

Winter has drifted its sheet of sleep over Canada. The first day of winter, they say, is Dec. 21. That is also my wedding...