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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.

The Usual Breakfast

… in recent years of my life1 (c) 2017, Davd Make breakfast the best meal of the day, is advice i have read and heard from several sources that seem to me to be nutritionally “savvy”. I do not always … Continue reading

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Winter Frying-Pan Steak

…with celery-onion sauce and pasta: (c) 2017, Davd In Canada, the barbecue season is months away in both directions. It’s a good time for another way to enjoy the occasional steak, one that you can cook up when it’s raining … Continue reading

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Life is Cheap in 2017:

… Ecological Scarcity and Human Worth (c) 2017, Davd When i was a small boy, 60 years ago and earlier, my Mother used to say, “Life is cheap in Asia.” Exactly what she meant, i will not know in this … Continue reading

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Men’s Lives Neglected

… relatively by charities and especially by Government? (c) 2016, Davd This is not the first time I’ve written on the importance of men—regular men of average and higher ability and willingness to contribute. It ought not be the last; … Continue reading

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The Movember After:

… you might be feeling better, but you’re not “cured” yet: (c) 2016, Davd Last Movember i was a selectively frail old man, going to Radiation Treatment over half the days of the month1, and getting more rather than less … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day, Trump’s Election, and the Status of Men

… a Reflection: (1st draft Nov. 11) 2016, Davd As i begin writing this reflection, it is only minutes before a parade will march through the centre of town to the Cenotaph, where hundreds of people will stand in the … Continue reading

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Beer!–part 2

..bottling and cycling: (c) 2016, Davd If you took my reminder to have bottles enough ready, to hold the 23 litres (about 5 US gallons, for those readers who live there) that you started a week ago… … and if … Continue reading

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Beer!

..from kits, for beginners: (c) 2016, Davd The one alcoholic beverage we can fairly call nourishing. The one we are most attracted to after an active day’s work or play. The one we can drink, not sip, without getting disabled. … Continue reading

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More Seen than Recognized:

Essay review of Vincent, Norah, 2006. Self Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man. New York: Viking Penguin. (c) 2016, Davd I first chose to review this book because i was writing a review of John Howard Griffin’s … Continue reading

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A Simple Salt-Salmon Pasta Salad

… Frugal Healthy Gourmet Summer Food with Many Possible Variations (c) 2016, Davd The first bargain price this year for Pacific salmon “was on” while i was last in Edmonton, and i bought two fish—pink salmon, about four pounds each, … Continue reading

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