• Dealing With Plant Blindness

    As I think about this, I am blown away. The idea that humans can be blind to the world of plants just never occurred to me and then I had lunch with friends Allen Dennis and Denis Flanagan, employees of our industry trade association. Read More
  • Bacopa Monnieri

    Herbal medicine is the oldest form of medicine. When our early ancestors foraged for plants to eat, they encountered some that had benefits other than curbing hunger. Read More
  • Artificial sweeteners and weight problems

    We share our body with bacteria. Lots of bacteria. In fact, if we go by the number of cells, we are more bacteria than human. Read More
  • Spring Colour – Naturally

    I am a great fan of British gardens. Their culture is steeped so deeply in ‘gardening’ that a Canadian cannot help but learn by just paying a visit. Read More
  • REVIEW: Love is Strange

    Ben and George, a painter and music teacher, make it official after thirty-nine years together. However, marriage brings with it one unexpected consequence Read More
  • REVIEW: The Maze Runner

    The story in “The Maze Runner” is based on a dare. When Thomas is dropped into a mysterious walled world where a society of boys have grown up in the shadow of a giant labyrinth, he is told, “Don’t go in the maze” Read More
  • REVIEW: Dr. Cabbie

    An unemployed doctor turned Toronto cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic Read More
  • REVIEW: Altman

    The filmmaker behind movies like “M*A*S*H,” “Nashville” and “The Long Goodbye” once compared making movies to building sand castles, a metaphor he found so powerful he even named his production company Sandcastle 5 Read More