Author Archives: Davd

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.

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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From White Supremacy to Female Supremacy?

The Status of Canadian Men and Families Compared to the Former Plight of Afro-America (c) 20161; Davd Martin, PhD The “Moynihan report” was controversial from its publication. Cited as Anonymous, 1965. The Negro2 Family: The Case for National Action. United … Continue reading

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Millions of Poor Old Men …

… Can We Teamwork Our Way Out of Poverty? (c) 2016, Davd A man is poor who does not have assured basic subsistence—Food, clothing, and shelter—plus a decent extra amount for mischance. I call myself poor because i do not … Continue reading

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The Good Fathers Do

…time for a Father’s Day Resolution? (c) 2016, Davd Father’s Day this year, i plan to be with one of my sons, and his sons… and a few other relatives. One of the grandsons has a birthday this week, and … Continue reading

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Patriarchy and Social Class

… The Correlation, the Apex Fallacy, and the Value of Fathers: (c) 2016, Davd As i review and edit this reflection, it’s about half way between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. More money was spent, more fuss was made about … Continue reading

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Stick to the Truth on Mother’s Day

It might make for silly jokes—and better family relationships. (c) 2016, Davd What would Mother’s Day be like if everyone told the truth, the whole truth1, and nothing but the truth? Visualizing such a Mother’s Day, this year, one can … Continue reading

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Taxing Visual Sexual Harassment:

..Instead of Spending Money Fighting Vice, Government Can Collect Some (c) 2016, Davd It’s the last week before tax returns are due in Canada. The Federal and Alberta governments recently introduced deficit budgets. A good time, methinks, to identify an … Continue reading

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Alcohol, Cannabis, and Tobacco

…Six Decades of Changing Acceptance and State Control (c) 2016, Davd This blog is a “backgrounder” for the news of this decade and the young 21st century—news about changes in the relative acceptance and condemnation of recreational drugs. The drugs … Continue reading

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Intimidation:

…Not the Way to Motivate Good Men (c) 2016, Davd. As Nathanson and Young [2006] have detailed and i have summarized in my review, as Brown (2013) has further detailed for “family law”, much Feminist success in “changing society” has … Continue reading

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