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About Davd

Davd (PhD, 1966) has been a professor, a single father keeping a small commercial herb garden so as to have flexible time for his sons, and editor of _Ecoforestry_. He is a practicing Christian, and in particular an advocate of ecoforestry, self-sufficiency horticulture, and men of all faiths living together “in peace and brotherhood” for the fellowship, the efficiency, and the goodwill that sharing work so often brings.

Remembrance Day Lesson:

…Consider the Effects of War on Men’s [and Social] Health (c) 2017, Davd The first poppy i bought this year fell off my jacket on the second or third day i wore it. This wasn’t the first year that happened, … Continue reading

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HOTdog Relish

… a livelier use for green tomatoes. (c) 2017, Davd In much of Canada, this first week of October if not before1, the first frost has come and the outdoor tomato plants have died — or maybe many of their … Continue reading

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George’s Harvest Relish

… with strong good flavours (c) 2017, Davd Some time ago, i published a Chili recipe, with the comment, “While pea soup and even pintos with oregano and chili powder, aren’t distinctively men’s [nor women’s] cooking, chili is very often … Continue reading

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Brotherly Love

… a Report and an Encouragement (c) 2017, Davd It occurred to me this week, that just less than twelve years ago, i began a visit to a Benedictine monastery in Saskatchewan. There i met brotherly love, philios free of … Continue reading

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Men Being a Visible Minority

… Some Lessons, Learning Tasks (and Opportunities?) for Us (c) 2017, Davd Women outnumber men in the Canadian population, and have for decades. I recently wrote arguing that rather than replace “he / him” as the generic human pronoun, with … Continue reading

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The Neglected Merits of Fraternal Households

…Social Efficiency is Not Trivial (c) 2017, Davd Three of the best weeks of my life were spent in a small cloistered Benedictine Abbey in rural Saskatchewan. There were a few unoccupied “cells” in the “Enclosure”, and i was housed … Continue reading

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How Not to Celebrate Father’s Day!

… It’s not Fatter’s Day (c) 2017, Davd Somebody from whom i would have expected better, and who i will not “out” by naming, made up a circular advertising a Father’s Day Hot Dog Eating Contest, and somehow a copy … Continue reading

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Sauce for the Gander is Sauce for the Goose,

… and So is its Absence. (c) 2017, Davd Yes, I do believe, there is a problem, a moral wrong, one of the Evils of the World, embodied in the fact that women’s shelters are common and men’s refuges are … Continue reading

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The Tax Woman

…to be More Accurate About it (c) 2017, Davd Over and over, in the April financial advice and reports, we read about “the taxman”. In a recent post on the CBC Website, the phrasing was “annual date with the tax … Continue reading

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Taking Off the Harness

… The injustice men feel is leading to lower motivation, and maybe that’s good. (c) 2017, Davd As i published Men’s Lives Neglected, i noticed that that a remark about society suffering for the injustice men feel, could be taken … Continue reading

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