Recent Breakfast: Overnight Oatmeal: Eating In

"Too busy to cook breakfast? Wake up to breakfast ready and waiting." On page 33 of the "Student's Vegetarian Cookbook", Prima Publishing, Carole Raymond, is one of many "quick, easy, cheap, and tasty Vegetarian recipes." I have eaten and enjoyed this particular...

Public Challenge: Disposable, non-recyclable straws

Summer may seem incredibly far away, like on some distant, tropical corner of the world or practically anywhere else, but here, given the Arctic-like temperatures and glacially slow melt this year, yet I am confident that summer is indeed on its way. This...

Business Challenge: Disposable, non-recyclable straws

For the remainder of April, your challenge is to address the use of toss away straws by your customers and /or staff. What alternatives can your Business begin to implement as we approach the sizzling heat & rising humidity of Summer (typically a time of...

Successfully Navigating through Treacherous Waters

This poem speaks for itself!   Savoury Showdown   I saunter into the store in search of a newspaper The starchy thinweights are waiting for me They swagger into view, sock me right between the saliva glands punch me in the tastebuds, stick it to me with visions of...

First-Class all the Way

Recently I attended the It’s Her Biz Spring Expo in Selkirk at the Canalta Hotel.  The presentations of the businesswomen were polished and professional. It was all first-class! From the Glow Fitness, strawberry infused spa water and the exotic red tea of...

Thriving: Thursday

We always had plants growing throughout my childhood home. The smaller plants seemed to practically maintain themselves due to our mother’s knack for caring for living and growing things. It was the larger (tropical sort of plants) looming in the Living...

Wishy, Washy (Not!) Wednesday

When my mother decided it was spring cleaning time (i.e. time to wash a seemingly endless supply of windows from the Old Tuxedo, Winnipeg home in which I grew up with my family, there was absolutely no trace of indecision, no wishy, washiness in her. She...

Time for ?: Tuesday

Prepping for a journey (sizeable or not) can be a daunting, overwhelming task. Sometimes it’s just a matter of taking that first step toward your goal or project. Once you have started, further steps toward your project or goal are often easier to focus...

Mapping the Expedition: Monday

My parents, Dr. E. C. Shaw and Mrs. Margaret Shaw, siblings (three sisters and a brother), and I have spent years in the company of an Arctic explorer, Captain William Kennedy, his wife, Eleanor (nee Cripps), their daughter, Mary, and their son, William....

Earth Day: Business Challenge

Here is your Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd) Challenge: to consider implementing a program (as soon as you are able) in which you offer a discount or reward to customers and/or staff who supply their own glass or metal straw (on the premises of your establishment)...