E-letter: On the backs of small business

Many people will recall that back in 2012 Wood Industry polled its readers as to whether the Wood Manufacturing Council should be further investigated,...

E-letter: Peer expertise

A presenter at a recent seminar came right out and said it. He said anybody that buys an ad page in a magazine should...

Rendezvous WMS

One of our readers wrote in last month with a capital idea, in my opinion. He said President Trump should shave off the sides...

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...

Show business

Well, we’ve had it. Nowhere to go from here. GreenInUrbs, a European think tank citing its top achievement as an interactive website, has determined...

E-letter: Simple rule to prevent backfire

I grouse quite a bit about mass marketing. It deserves it. All it has accomplished so far, besides making a few people rich, is...

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...

E-letter: Opening pitch

There is a lot to like as we enter the summer of 2017. Granted, my associates in the consumer press will find something negative...

Ideas and energy

What a spring! The river behind the house is back down, and the mink family across the river is getting ready to start its fishing...

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...