Source of Silence

I’ve been not blogging much as of late due to being sick, and dealing with a failing computer system. My old HP Vectra VLi8 was cooking hard-drives on a nearly daily basis due to an airflow flaw in the design. Try as I might (I ended up cutting holes in the side...

The Ever Changing Information Age

There once where some givens in life. If you grew up living on a farm, more than likely you’d become a farmer. If you grew up the son of a blacksmith, you’d likely become one yourself. A hundred years later, generally there aren’t very many...

Quandaries

Things in Canada where changing while I was a wee lad – too young and unawares to follow or care to perceive them. During this time Canada was declared bilingual and it was also declared multicultural. Enabling immigrants to preserve their cultural identity...

Labor Shortage?

A recent article on Monster.ca talks of a labor shortage that is affecting Canada, Mexico and Japan. Top of the list? Sales and customer service representatives. Do we have a shortage of people skilled in these positions? I don’t think so, since the keys to...

Shooting Ourselves In The Feet?

Canada’s primary export is natural resources – water, lumber, petroleum, natural gas, and so forth. Obviously without a focus on renewability, this will eventually run out. Big industrial corporations like CN apparently are content to expedite this –...