Dog trainer Eric Brad reminds us that good communication with our dogs relies on positive reinforcement, consistency and fairness. Being observant and clear about what we are saying will lead to success, he says.
Archives for August 2011
George Burden takes us to Lawlor Island in Nova Scotia, an Island with a fascinating history and an identity crisis.
A mother puts into practice the advice she read on how to deal with anger in children.
Food is history. In Miami, everything from the Cuban sandwich to a bathtub full of herbs is an expression of the excitement here about the potential for food to tell stories, to express pride of place and of cultural roots.
At Hell’s Gate in Nova Scotia, George Burden gets a lesson in how not to grow old.
Julia McLean provides an historical and cultural context for grouse hunting in Great Britain while also ruminating on the decline of local markets and our disconnect from nature and our food sources.
40 Years later, an academic conference in Vancouver acknowledges, honours and celebrates the first public protest to address gay rights in Canada
Great moments in “laughtivism” from Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the guys who duped the BBC, embarrassed Dow Chemical, and mocked Halliburton.
It’s August of 2011, do you know when your Apocalypse is? Maggie Koerth-Baker talks to archaeologist John Hoopes about 2012 myths, pseudo-science movements, and why the 2012 phenomenon owes as much to Lovecraft and Huxley as it does to the ancient Maya.
Author Dan Hays tells of his experience of being at a writer’s conference and having the dream meeting with a prospective agent.