A tough way to earn a buck

By Jim Poling Sr. N ew book releases are tumbling into book shops book sites and libraries this fall almost as fast as the falling autumn leaves. As many as 20000 to 25000 new titles…

Water water everywhere but …

By Jim Poling Sr. A nyone who has taken a Las Vegas vacation likely has been to Hoover Dam about 30 miles southeast of the Nevada desert’s big glitz. The dam soaring 700-plus feet above…

Changing climate changing seasons

By Jim Poling Sr. T he autumn colours are late this year but few people are lamenting the delay especially considering that an extended summer is the cause. Our unusually  warm and sunny fall has…

Who’s not doing enough?

By Jim Poling Sr. P lease let’s cut all the political crap about how Canada is not doing nearly enough to help the millions of Syrians caught up in the world’s worst refugee crisis since…

Premier Pinocchio

By Jim Poling Sr. T he start of a new school year brings memories of Miss McTeague and Grade 3. Miss McTeague was a hard taskmaster when it came to simple arithmetic. Like two and…