There are certain stores in the world you step into and get this feeling: if this place were swept away in a flood, the world really wouldn’t suffer. Grocery stores, beer stores, pharmacies, and the admirable Lee Valley Tools do not fall into this category; Babies”R”Us does.
Yet if you’ve ever done so much as humour the heretical thought that ‘maybe I have all I need’ it will quickly be shattered and replaced with a line of thinking more in tune with our society’s values, the moment you set foot in a Babies”R”Us. Of course, that is assuming you have a child and you’re of the mind that child-rearing is primarily a job not of care, love, or nurturing, but of minimizing the psychological trauma you inflict on the growing creature. Read More
In the past I've been known to write the occasional travel blog post, exploring the quirks and oddities of whatever place I've been lucky enough to find myself. I don't typically take pictures of my quinoa bowl or tilapia tacos, apply a filter to make my digital phone-camera seem like an analogue piece of shit, and invite my followers to vicariously join me in my fulfilment of the basic bodily function of eating. No, I've never been a fan of that, and you don't need to expect a beautifully framed black-and-white photo of a soiled diaper or an empty milk bottle on the kitchen counter. Read More
WATERLOO, ON - A team of scientists at Canada's leading research centre – the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics – published a paper this week detailing their findings that the Universe is 47 metres to the left of where they previously suspected it to be. Read More
HOOD RIVER, OR - With Canadian Thanksgiving around the corner and the American counterpart not far behind, the environmentally conscious Turtle Island Foods just announced a new line of Free Range Tofurky.
“There are growing concerns about the manner in which we – as a society – raise and produce our food,” said Dale Halloran, CMO of Turtle Island. “This company brightened the holidays for vegetarians by introducing Tofurky nearly twenty years ago. We’re happy to see other companies starting to address the dietary needs of non-meat eaters, and it’s time for us to raise the bar.” Read More
And I'm about to do what I'm about to write about.
Imagine riding in a helicopter, hovering atop a forest – or a gathering of trees. You can't exactly tell if they were planted by the calculated and meticulous yardstick of rationality, or the patient hand of nature. Read More