Of ethics, forests and fuelling fury: the CBC in action

[Please see UPDATE at end of this post -hro] Canada’s “national” broadcaster, the CBC. used to have a reputation for excellent journalism. This was in the days of the late Barbara Frum who once said: I hate falseness…I hate a lie – the big ones as well as the little tiny ones…and that really fuels…

Of happiness and a sustainable feast

So a week from tomorrow will be <aaaak> Friday the thirteenth. But in the Jewish/Hebrew calendar, today is the 13th of the month of Nisan in the year 5772. As it is written: י״ג בְּנִיסָן תשע״ב Be sure to read from right to left! … there’s Biblical Hebrew and modern Hebrew aka Ivrit … but…

Our planet is under pressure

I don’t know how you decided to observe “Earth Hour” last night. As Donna Laframboise had noted in a recent series of posts, this much over-hyped and – mis-typed – “event” is a propaganda exercise in persuasion of the hypocritical kind, and it leaves me, well, cold. According to a CBC report from AP which…