Happy new Year of the Snake

| Jan 6, 2013

Happy new Year of the Snake

Before long now, coming hot on the tail of a Year of the Dragon, it will be a Year of the Snake in the Chinese zodiac; a year that’s supposed to be lucky. Obviously, though, you shouldn’t push your luck with any snakes you ...

Minamata: a saga of suffering and hope

| Oct 7, 2012

Minamata: a saga of suffering and hope

The last job I had that paid me a real salary was with the Canadian government’s Environmental Protection Service in the mid 1970s. Back then, as an Emergency Officer responsible for the Pacific west coast and British Columbia, I had a very fine office ...