Imagine if there were no generational differences

Imagine if there were no differences among generations. Does one of us really want the next generation to be exactly like this one? Or the one before? Generations begin as children brought into the world by the children of the previous generation and each into their own "time." Generations differ because of all that transpires … Continue reading Imagine if there were no generational differences

This is my Duck Gizzard Story. What’s yours?

One Saturday afternoon, I ventured into the Asian Supermarket. I don't know what I expected, but when i walked through the automatic doors I thought to myself, it’s like Safeway.  And so it was and so it wasn't. There were cuts of meat (many of them the innards of body parts I never considered to … Continue reading This is my Duck Gizzard Story. What’s yours?

A Techno-Nerd Rant

I am a bit of a techno-nerd despite my graying beard and there is much about technology that has changed so many lives for the better, but this post is not about those technologies. I am getting leery of being a digital archetype whose privacy is non-existent. My identity, choices, experiences, rants, goofy pictures, cynicism, … Continue reading A Techno-Nerd Rant

Access to Affordable Housing is a (Complex) Human Right

The recent reports of community resistance to a Capital Region Housing proposed development in Keheewin are yet one more example of the NIMBY-YIMBY quagmire we cannot seem to prevent. I read Councillor Walters' remarks in the Journal, which I found to be balanced and, to be transparent, they resonated with me, but there are a … Continue reading Access to Affordable Housing is a (Complex) Human Right

Rethinking Economic Growth

We live in a world - especially in the western world - where it is just given that economic growth is a sacrosanct necessity in order to ensure continued prosperity. If a company is not growing each quarter, investors look elsewhere to invest their money. If businesses are not continually adding new products and bells … Continue reading Rethinking Economic Growth