This is one reason the alcohol lobby is fighting so hard against instituting a common definition of “a drink” on its bottles. If that happened, people…

January 2023

Words. An odd thought from someone who lives for them and earns a livelihood from them. But while we’re all still fighting over fake news and free…
Like most people who come from a family, I cringe for the Windsors whose prodigal son gives fresh new meaning to the idea of zealous indiscretion. And…
The big losses we all know and dread. It’s the little ones that chip away at who we think we are. I read this week that the Kiwi shoe polish company is…

December 2022

That’s what the US attorneys say to anyone associated with Sam Bankman-Fried’s massive crypto-caper. Or is it anyone associated with Donald Trump whose…
I remember growing up in Edmonton, Christmas was the busiest time of year. My father was a florist and my mom and I picked him up at 6 p.m. on Christmas…
We all knew the day would inevitably come. But so soon? It seems artificial intelligence can now write almost as well as humans. Last week, OpenAI…
Indoors, there’s also “no such thing as information-overload, there is just filter failure.” So as we march into the most information- overloaded season…
Far too few of us get our information from it. We only have time to gnaw at the click-bait,and my mirror reflects who the biggest culprit is. So let’s…

November 2022

Victory may have a thousand hand-maidens, but so does complicity. This podcast tells how to avoid turning your gaze when others’ bad behaviour comes…
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has quit to work with her shaman fiancé. Christian Bluhm, the Chief Risk Officer for the Swiss bank UBS, has quit to…
Richard II said that, or at least his creator William Shakespeare did in 1595 when the word “doth” was used a lot before “waste”. I mention this for two…