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...

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...

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...
Thriving:  Thursday

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

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

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

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

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)...

Earth Day:  Public Challenge

Earth Day: Public Challenge

On Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd), I challenge you to take your own metal or glass straw with you wherever you go. When offered a single use polluter (a plastic straw), whether you are planning on sitting down at a restaurant or coffee establishment or...

Business Challenge:  Disposable, non-recyclable straws

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...

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog!

I will be offering monthly challenges for both the Public and Business communities to draw attention to important issues in our daily lives and to foster dialogue on new perspectives and possible solutions in regards to these issues. I will also be sharing...