Have you met the boss?

A driver in Honduras a few years ago described the country’s political system. He said Honduras is run by two families that take turns...

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...

Editorial, April 11, 2012

As we have reported, Wood Industry was asked to cover recent trade events in China. A Chinese government translator posed an interesting question during...

E-letter: Looking to differentiate?

The U.S. Senate (then) hopeful from Iowa, Joni Ernst, made marketing history last March as she broke into campaign mode with a hog-castration ad....

E-letter: Bogus results, real consequences

About two weeks ago, a very disturbing (to me) report moved on the New York Times. According to the story, a study by a bunch...

Armageddon

Oh, let’s just call this one Armageddon, and let’s start with the CBC. CBC, of course, is our government-funded (but no influence ... promise)...

E-letter: Generations

This is Holy Week across Christendom. It is fascinating in a way how a ages-old tradition such as Christianity can be promoted with ideological...

Parachute vignettes

I took my grandson to the ball diamond up the hill to launch a new model rocket a while back. It was perfect. We had...

E-letter: Disasters fake and real

The National Post, Financial Post, last Friday on page FP4 buried a headline at the bottom of the page: “Housing bubble not as vulnerable...

E-letter: Summer stories

It is summer in Canada, and life certainly could be worse. The economy is chugging along at a nice clip and the bellwether indicator...