Category Archives: Working

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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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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The Beauty of Old Men

No Cosmetics Required. (c) 2015, Davd This is written in appreciation and in honour of old men who “mentored” me, as well as in affirmation of what i can now contribute as they did then, and of the value of … Continue reading

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This One’s for the Birds

… specifically, for the Swallows—Indicators of Ecological [un]Health and the Need for Men’s Work: (draft) 2015, Davd On the second full day of calendar Spring, with snow falling and 4-6 inches of the stuff predicted before the storm has moved … Continue reading

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His Human Nature and Hers:

… The Different Humanities of the Two Sexes: (c) 2015, Davd It was a classic put-down, from her point of view: He had been talking of his work, his sports, his accomplishments. She retorted, “I’m a human being, not a … Continue reading

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No Longer the Slave of Ambition…

A New Year’s Resolution Guide for 2015? (c) 2014, Davd Men, it does you more harm than good to look for a good job, work very hard, and make a lot of money, if you don’t get to enjoy both … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy as an Ill Effect of Job Employment:

Double Burdens, Social Inefficiency, and … 2014, Davd The obvious benefit a man gets from his “job”, is money. Many men would work if not paid, but few of us would work in the “job pattern”, if not paid. It … Continue reading

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Work as Leisure: The Best Way to Travel

…a Speculation Based on Good Experience (c) 2014, Davd After reading about European distaste for tourists, some 30 years ago now, i was sitting in an orientation meeting in Helsinki and heard a Dutch student say, “If I were home … Continue reading

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Something Average Women Can Do Better than I Can:

… and it’s not about the Reproductive System, either: (c) 2014, Davd One early March morning, as i was sitting in my bed doing an important chore, it occurred to me that an average-sized woman could do it better than … Continue reading

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Old Men at Work:

… and the Social Inefficiency of Jobs. (c) 2013, Davd This post began as a letter of apology to a son who called after ten at night1, when i was sound asleep: I had “turned in” around nine-thirty, and felt … Continue reading

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