Author Archives: mcoltezo

Snake Oil?

What kind of mad world have we allowed to be created where now when you step out your door to go shopping for groceries and other products, you can’t simply worry whether there is too much salt, sugar or fat … Continue reading

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Building Momentum

Perhaps you’ve noticed that just about any way you turn, some cause could use a little help.  Some of the issues are local and some of them are far away but could definitely affect the local (international treaties or a … Continue reading

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Dangerous Deposable Device #3

This device is very common since bottled drinks with wide mouths exploded onto the market a few years ago.   But the device can have devastating effects on wildlife that encounter them. <–To the left is a common juice or … Continue reading

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Connect the Dots – thoughts on Silent Spring

I have just finished reading Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a book she wrote 50 years ago.  While I have already shared a few thoughts about the book from when I was just part way through it, my response to finishing … Continue reading

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Increasingly Silent Spring

Who hasn’t had good intentions about reading a book that is just sitting on their shelf?  I have many such books.  But the time came to finally pick up one of them in particular.  In beginning to read it, I … Continue reading

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Gifts Not Garbage

As we head into the gift giving season that it is for so many, I wonder how many people will give things that will last for any length of time.  In The Story of Stuff Annie Leonard tells us that … Continue reading

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Honouring them?

It has been my honour to have played the Last Post dozens of times for fallen soldiers and veterans: at cenotaphs on Remembrance Day, at graveyards and in churches for funerals and on parade for other honouring ceremonies.  Lest we … Continue reading

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Getting Around

How do you get around on the paths between buildings?  Most of the paths are concrete and in Western culture, gas vehicles are the dominant presence on our paths.  Walking is secondary.  In fact, everything else is secondary. Increasingly I … Continue reading

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Dangerous Disposable Device #2

Cool drinks ahead!  Summer is coming and I know that many, many people like the cool drinks you can get from almost all of the fast food and drink restaurants.  Here in Canada, there’s the Tim Hortons Iced Capp, Wendy’s … Continue reading

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An e~musing article. Please enjoy this guest post by Bonnie Lee from 222 million tons.

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