Issue #58
June 18, 2012

Do Clothing Donations Do Good?

Six years ago, I was walking through the Soweto Market in Lusaka, Zambia. I was in Zambia for work, visiting some of the staff and volunteers I worked with at the time who were based in the Southern African country. It was my first day in Lusaka and one of my colleagues suggested that a great way to get a feel for the city was to wander the maze of stalls at the Soweto Market. ... Read More

Amazing Stormy Skies [PHOTOS]

One of the highlights of growing up in the prairies was summer thunderstorms, which would blow in almost every evening around 7 o’clock. My sisters and I would stand at the front door, feel the tem ... Read More

A Product Review I Never Wanted to Write

I’m thankful to say that last Thursday was unusually cool for a mid-June evening. Sufficiently cool that it even warranted a jacket for my ride home from the office. I threw on my Retrack Jacket, my helmet and sunglasses, and jumped on my bike for the short 3 mile commute. ... Read More

DESSERT HUMMUS – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

A while back my daughter's teacher and I were chatting about food (our usual topic of choice) when she mentioned that another teacher at the school made a sweet hummus that she said was really good. S ... Read More

The No Gym Challenge: 2 Weeks In

A few weeks ago, I issued a challenge to our readers: Go the whole summer exercising outdoors instead of at the gym. Gym’s are terrible environmental offenders and with glorious summer weather upon ... Read More

Kefir - A Cure For Lactose Intolerance?

I’m lactose intolerant. Bah. It takes the pleasure out of so many culinary delights. From ice cream to yogurt to cheese fondue, all of them are crippling for me. A few weeks ago my friend Vickie tol ... Read More

The Grass is Always Greener

A few years back, one of my colleagues suggested that we “campaign to get rid of lawns.” At the time, I didn’t understand why we’d wage a war on grass. I grew up in a modest home with a smal ... Read More
Issue #58
June 18, 2012