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November 30, 2019

How to Save Money in the Summer

Here is one of our camps where I spent part of the summer while going to university.  Our camp is the small white spec you see in the centre.  As you can tell from all the stores, restaurants and other entertainment that this is a place where you cannot spend …Read the Rest

When Capitalism Doesn’t Work
November 4, 2019

When Capitalism Doesn’t Work

Capitalism is based on an exchange, usually goods or services for “consideration.”  Consideration these days is usually money, but in …Read the Rest

SGang Gwaay Llanagaay
October 21, 2019

SGang Gwaay Llanagaay

On our second day in Haida Gwaii, we continued south from the floating camp in the zodiac toward the very …Read the Rest

My Grandmother Taught Me To Read Automated Text Messages
October 3, 2019

My Grandmother Taught Me To Read Automated Text Messages

My grandmother would be about 125 years old today.  She was born in a country that didn’t exist when she …Read the Rest

Why Tacos Are Not Mexican Food
September 23, 2019

Why Tacos Are Not Mexican Food

It was in the 1970s and I had been working in the US for a few years.  I was hired …Read the Rest

The World of Should Be
August 25, 2019

The World of Should Be

Human existence has changed because we wanted the “world of should be” instead of the “world of is.”  We tinker …Read the Rest

The Bounce Metaphor
June 13, 2019

The Bounce Metaphor

Long ago people used to dry their clothes outdoors on a rope or wire called a clothes line.  The clothes …Read the Rest

We Are Herd Animals and Predators
April 20, 2019

We Are Herd Animals and Predators

When you walk through the Subway crowds, you surrender to the crowd.  You go at the speed the crowd goes.  …Read the Rest

Maximizing or Satisficing
March 19, 2019

Maximizing or Satisficing

Much advertising in the last 50 years or so has been featuring how products are better than the competition.  Or …Read the Rest

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism
January 31, 2019

NFL – A Test Market for Socialism

The NFL is a closed society.  You have to ante up half a billion dollars or more to join the …Read the Rest

When the Dodgers Won the Day
December 10, 2018

When the Dodgers Won the Day

Back in the days before social media, getting an overnight announcement out had its challenges, especially if you wanted to …Read the Rest

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