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Extreme Esteem: Hidden in Plain View

Extreme Esteem: Hidden in Plain View

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
Extreme Esteem: Hidden in plain view

Extreme Esteem: Hidden in plain view

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
Family: The Christmas spirit. It’s here!

Family: The Christmas spirit. It’s here!

I had lunch with my cousin last week.
Kirsten Lowe: Tolkien’s grandson joins family business

Kirsten Lowe: Tolkien’s grandson joins family business

No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien
Harley Hay: If the earth is flat try not to fall off

Harley Hay: If the earth is flat try not to fall off

OK, I admit it. I’m just going to come right out and say it. I know my friends and family will totally disown me, but now is the time to go public with something that I truly believe. No matter what the cost. So I’ll just rear back and put it out there: “I believe the planet Earth is flat.”
Street Tales: The high cost of abuse

Street Tales: The high cost of abuse

The past couple of months have violently pushed those accused of sexual harassment into the public conscience. The list of prominent people especially in the entertainment industry is growing daily. Some accusations are built on innuendo while others are based on hard evidence and fact corroborated by many of those affected.
Seniors/Aging: The robots are coming

Seniors/Aging: The robots are coming

A resident of a long-term care facility sits in front of her dinner absent-mindedly, lost in thought. Noticing that she has not touched the food in front of her for some time, a voice asks her “Do you not like your soup? Your soup smells great! Please pick up your spoon and have some soup”. The resident obediently picks up her spoon, transfers a spoonful of soup into her mouth and smiles. The voice belongs to Brian 2.0, a socially assistive robot.
Kitchen Confessions: Rustic but elegant salad appeals to taste buds

Kitchen Confessions: Rustic but elegant salad appeals to taste buds

I am about to blow your mind with one of the easiest dinner recipes you will ever make; it’s rustic yet elegant and it tastes like you slaved over it, although it’s oven to plate in about 45 minutes (maybe 60 minutes if you’re clumsy in the kitchen). I’ve been making this recipe for a few years now, and was actually the first time I had ever eaten chicken thighs.
Gardening: Hydroponics like all forms of gardening takes time and labour

Gardening: Hydroponics like all forms of gardening takes time and labour

Hydroponic growing systems have been available for the home and commercial growers for decades. Designs change but in reality they can be divided into five types of hydroponic systems are popular: wick, water culture, ebb and flow, drip, nutrient film technology and aeroponic. Systems can be purchased or built using plans that are available on the internet or in books and magazines.
Solar: Money needed to transition from a Model A to a Tesla

Solar: Money needed to transition from a Model A to a Tesla

Resources play a huge role in the advancement of society; they also are the focus of disputes. Currently the North American Free Trade deal is in trilateral negotiations and protectionism has raced its menacing head. Resources, be it agricultural grain, forest products, or manufactured goods, whatever their form, drive the economy; they feed families.