bowls of freshly picked vegetables including carrots, red peppers, cucumbers and zucchini

Compostables

Our country cousins, like most farm folk, were far ahead of the rest of us when it came to sustainable food sources and recycling. In the 60s and 70s, they grew their own vegetables, raised livestock and had a “compost heap” for perishable waste.

My Generation

For the longest time, I thought I was Gen X. It was a shock to discover, a long time ago, that I actually belong to the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation. It didn’t make sense to me because my parents weren’t old enough to have served in a war. That’s where the “boom” came from; soldiers coming home from war, going forth and multiplying.

hands of a judge who is reading a paper with a gavel in front of them

Robot Judge

Later this year, robo-judges will begin making rulings in Estonian small-claims courts. Robots will only be used in cases involving less than about $8,000. This is what clogged court systems have come to.

Young woman sitting in driver's seat of a car, proudly holding up keys

Drafting Dum-Dums

There have always been terrible drivers. Cowboys in the old west probably had complaints about other horse riders who crowded them. Fun fact: roller-derby was invented by a frustrated roller-skater who got fed up with being run into.*

Huge red letters spelling LOVE on a city street

Our Values

One of the best parts about my new, freelancing life is that I can take a couple of minutes to expand my mind. Who’s going to tell me that I can’t watch a five-minute video or read a long-form article? My boss says it’s fine!

Dusk photo of the iconic CHUM sign with Dial 1050, all lit up in red and blue

Throwback Thursday – Audition Flashback

I don’t know Gerry Forbes well. We crossed paths professionally a couple of times and had lunch once, with another colleague. It was his brother, Marty, who got me out of Wingham by hiring me at CKFM (soon to become MIX 999, now Virgin) nearly – gulp – three decades ago. I don’t know Marty well, either. He left pretty soon after hiring me, but I chose not to take that personally!