How to Make a Room Look Larger

Do you need more space in your home? (Is there any home that doesn't?) Every homeowner wants more of it, and the most common...

Becoming a climate change optimist…

Yes, there are still those willing to deny that global warming is a reality. Why, there are even some people who continue to argue...

New tech can recover 160 BILLION gallons of water annually!

Here's another number that will get your attention... Around 39% of all fresh water usage in the USA is consumed by power plants! And most...

It’s about those bugs living in you…

I know of some people who are extremely averse to micro-organisms. Paranoid even! They say these are disease-bearing, illness-causing entities that should be eradicated....

Varicose veins: Here’s what you can do about them

Varicose veins are unsightly, unappealing, and downright unattractive. But the problem is more than just aesthetics. These distended, tortuous veins are actually painful and...

How to Talk to Your Child About Marijuana: 4 Responses for...

In 2014, Colorado voters in the United States passed a landmark law legalizing the sale and purchase of marijuana. Fast-forward to 2018 and more than...

Plastic pollution: it’s not just bags at the checkout, what about...

I recently opened a packet of crackers. OK… ‘specialty’ crackers. They were packed in a cardboard outer. On opening the box, I see a...

Scientists discover new human organ!

We know so much and yet so little. We can land a rover on Mars. We've studied Pluto in astounding detail. We're discovering new...

There’s a floating patch of garbage out there… and you’re probably...

What do 745 blue whales, 12,219 Tyrannosaurus Rexes, and 20,853 hippopotamuses have in common? They weigh the same as the amount of visible (remember that...

25 Positive Things to Say to Your Child

The words that you say today have a life-long impact on your child. You don’t need child experts, or research studies, to tell you that....

We’ve been treating ALL fats like an enemy…and we’re wrong!

They were wrong. Whoever told you all forms of fat are bad for the health was wrong. I know it’s pretty hard to believe. All our...

Are you using these 17 boring words?

As always, I walked my dogs yesterday. Except that it's more a stroll since they stop constantly to smell the 'next best thing'. I happened...

Why these eight apps should NOT be on your child’s device…

Have you checked your child’s phone and/or tablet lately? I have two teenage sons. I used to just let them use their phones any way...

“Fuck you, I like guns.”

"Please pray for us. There was a loud sound and everyone started screaming and running. You never think it'll be your school and then...

How the Democratic Party is helping Trump win a second term…

Ensconced in my liberal media bubble it's easy to imagine President Trump accidentally burning down the White House. One too many intemperate tweets, one...

A Slice of Island Life – Town Trips

I live in the San Juan Islands. Look to the east of Vancouver Island, 20 miles south of downtown Vancouver and 30 miles north...

How Time Changes Our Perceptions

This summer I decided to reread Joan Baez' memoir "And A Voice To Sing With." When it came out 30 years ago in 1987,...

Saving our Kids from the Nanny State

There are so many laws surrounding play safety! Are we helping or are we raising kids who are “too careful”? Are our kids 'wrapped...

Want that job? Quit smoking!

Most western countries have banned smoking in the workplace. But those same countries typically give smokers special rights to indulge their habit during working hours. ' Last...

Exploding e-Cigarettes? Just another reason…

Only a fool or someone living in a total bubble could argue against the dangers of tobacco. From heart disease and emphysema to the...