Monthly Archives: August 2015

2017 – CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY

THE CONTRARIAN Canada’s 150th birthday, surely that warrants some kind of celebration. My prediction is we will not hear much about it till after this year’s election – no party will want to put forward any ideas before then as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

YOU SEE WHAT YOU LOOK FOR

THE CONTRARIAN Here is a column written for the Observer, May 20 I wrote the letter below last fall, but did not get around to doing anything with it. Since then, we had such a nice winter, hardly any cold … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

minntario??

Letter to MacLean’s Magazine, August 15, 2015 Dear Editor You seem to have missed the most dramatic race in Ontario in your election coverage last week. That is where a sitting Conservative Cabinet Minister is being challenged by a former … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

THREE STORIES

THE CONTRARIAN Here are three stories, each an example of government excess, bureaucracy gone mad. These are actual events; I didn’t make this stuff up. Your job it to figure out where in the world each of these events happened, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ORGANIC IS AN ADVERTISING TERM

THE CONTRARIAN People often ask the market gardener “Why don’t you get yourself ‘certified organic’, instead of fudging by saying ‘we produce stuff as naturally as possible’?” Two people have even asked me, so far. The short answer is cost. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

A page out of Willy Brant’s diary, Selenium, continued

THE CONTRARIAN – Joe and I were talking about mineral deficiencies in our soil and water. Joe said “You mentioned fluoride. Lack of fluoride affecting teeth is so well known that the dentists and the toothpaste makers pretty much look … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment