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Is this the post-truth era?

Nov 25, 2016 / 11:00 am

Is “post truth” truly a social media phenomena? So let's get some facts straight. The Oxford English Dictionary selected “Post...

Dakar and bust

Nov 18, 2016 / 11:00 am

I looked at Drew almost in despair. I had flown all the way from the U.K. to meet with a rally team owner who had just offered me an unbelievable gift, a...

Poll-vaulting dreams

Nov 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

It appears as though the Olympics needs a new sport — poll vaulting is gaining popularity not just here in North America, but in Europe too. Not too long...

Mightier than the sword

Nov 4, 2016 / 11:00 am

Recently, I went to Bermuda on business. Since I had never been there before, I needed to know as much as possible about the island to find out how to conduct...

An unlikely hero

Oct 28, 2016 / 11:00 am

By Jackie Jennings-Bates I am ghost writing for my husband as he is otherwise occupied in Bermuda. It would be very hard to concentrate on writing an article...

Dubai to Tuktoyaktuk

Oct 21, 2016 / 11:00 am

The winter is shaping up to be very interesting for me. A few weeks ago, I received a call from a colleague asking if I could assist with a driving contract for...

What are the odds of that?

Oct 14, 2016 / 11:00 am

We all know the odds of winning a major lottery sit around 100,000,000-1 On the other end of the doom-and-gloom spectrum, the odds of being killed in a plane...

Do you have a plan?

Oct 7, 2016 / 11:00 am

Planning is a curious pastime. It's a little like running. I don’t particularly enjoy the task, but I like the results. As an apparent functional...

Compassionate psychopaths

Sep 30, 2016 / 11:00 am

While I was travelling in the Philippines last week, I had the chance to read a few business books. One was by Andy McNab, the former SAS elite soldier turned...

International cat herding

Sep 23, 2016 / 11:00 am

For some, cat herding is a national pastime. I try to avoid it. I shy away from anything that requires direction for a large number of people. I admire people...

Tiny houses big problems

Sep 16, 2016 / 11:00 am

It probably wasn't the vision of urban planners when the concept of being thrifty, green, and trendy was first talked about. The equivalent of $1,000 per...

Adventures with Sonya

Sep 9, 2016 / 6:00 am

I sat on the top of the hill pretending to make phone calls as Sonya looked on; little did she know that I was making excuses to catch my breath. A few weeks...

Push ups for PTSD

Sep 2, 2016 / 6:00 am

In not quite the same vein as the Ice Bucket Challenge, the most recent trend of doing 22 push ups a day for 22 days is not quite viral, but you probably have a...

How not to parent

Aug 26, 2016 / 6:00 am

Nobody has written a decent book on parenting. That opinion is formed from the fact that I have never read books on parenting. Children are so uniquely...

Happy anniversary! Sorry!

Aug 19, 2016 / 6:00 am

Today is my wedding anniversary — my 31st wedding anniversary — and all I can say to my wife, Jackie, is, whoops, my bad. Several months ago, I...

Selling snake oil

Aug 12, 2016 / 6:00 am

Selling snake oil is the oldest legal profession Several years ago, after I had been ripped off by a con artist for the second time, I made a note to self to...

Driving in the left lane

Aug 5, 2016 / 6:00 am

As I listen to the news or read articles about politics, I wonder if we're in the only sane part of the world. South of the border is a comedy of errors. It...

Column rage on Castanet

Jul 29, 2016 / 6:00 am

Last week’s column turned out to be quite interesting. I wrote a satirical piece on how many people buy a truck, spend a lot of money on it and then fail...

Pickups belong on farms

Jul 22, 2016 / 6:00 am

You have heard the saying I am sure, Big Truck, Little ... well I truly believe it now. I was researching the perception of pickup-truck-driver’s habits...

Is recycling a scam?

Jul 15, 2016 / 6:00 am

You can’t help but read info graphics and memes that pitch hydrocarbon vehicles against electric and overstate the potential damaging effect of both. So...

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