Author Archives: mcoltezo

When Global Takes Over Your Local

Driving by Zellers the other day I saw their store closing sign.  It made me sad.  In Thunder Bay we had three Zellers stores.  They’ve been bought out or sold or traded or whatever it is that happens in the … Continue reading

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Dangerous Disposable Devices

I’ve just come back from a half hour walk and I found yet again some items that would seem harmless to humans but can have deadly consequences for animals or birds.  This post is a highly practical one.  We’re heading … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Oddities

It was recently uttered by a big food store CEO that farmer’s markets could threaten our health.  In his words “…one day they’re going to kill some people though.”  This caused outrage and rightly so.  How better to know the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Time

I saw this fun reflection and wanted to share it with a friend so I grabbed my new mp3 player with built-in camera, snapped a photo, plugged the device into the computer, transferred the photo, attached it to an email … Continue reading

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One cup, one habit, one planet

It wouldn’t be a New Year without talk of New Year’s resolutions.  Many people contemplate gaining this new habit or losing that one and a lot of time is spent planning and thinking.  Habits—good, bad or otherwise—are our guidance systems … Continue reading

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Turning Point

At 1230 am last night, a very subtle event occurred that only occurs once each year.  In the northern hemisphere, which is where I live, the North Pole arrived at the angle of tilt that is furthest from the sun:  … Continue reading

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