Image via Wikipedia As we slide toward Fall, out of the shimmering mirage days of summer, there is a lot of talk out there about housing prices in Canada – and none of it is real good. Interestingly, there is less of an attempt to put a positive spin on things from the Real Estate […]
Aside from what you read on the internet, life in the Kootenays just keeps on rollin’ on. Who would know that a whole ecosystem was being destroyed in what could be described as a technogenic catastrophe down in Louisiana right now, a nasty byproduct of the lifestyle we’ve pursued as a society. The various bailouts, […]
Will this recession force communities to take responsibility for their own survival? Some Background On the economic front we are in the middle of what some dare to call a “rally” amid a recessionary mindset, but this news today should check some of that enthusiasm: Canada’s economic headache is set to explode into an agonizing […]
I read a lot of news stories, but this would be one of the most troubling signs of our times, and a warning of things to come…
Scenes such as this, where a store clerk, probably on minimum wage, is trampled to death by a mob of greedy consumers… Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede Wal-Mart spokesman Dave Tovar called the incident a “tragic situation.” “The safety and security of our customers and associates is […]
I should be more hopeful, I guess, for a smooth transition to alternative fuels and a sustainable planet, if such a thing is at all possible. I’ve got two kids you see, and they’re just young, almost innocent on a good day. They are certainly innocent from understanding exactly what it is that previous generations […]
Before anyone accuses me of being prejudiced against engineers, let it be known that I am a registered Civil Engineer, and quite enjoy being one.
However, that doesn’t mean that I’m oblivious to the end of the age of engineers.