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About David Camp

David Camp is a cpa (Canada'86; USA'96) and MBA (Schulich'88) who toiled thirty years in the corporate salt mines, counting beans and telling stories to the auditors and whatnot. Now he spends his time growing trees; thinking curmudgeonly thoughts and occasionally shouting them into the intertubes; and maintaining body and soul through work and movement. A believer in discussion as key to civil life, he invites comment and argument.

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Mobile Phones Bad for Your Vision

By David CampOn Jan 24, 2017

Apparently it’s not just me finding difficulty in focus and perception after an hour of reading the little screen. According to Dr. Sherylle Calder, Vision Coach to the English [...]

Everything is Temporary

By David CampOn Jan 10, 2017

We learn by telling stories; we remember by telling stories; for most of human history, stories have been passed down from mouth to ear through the generations long before they [...]

Assassins, Fake News, and Asymmetric War

By David CampOn Dec 20, 2016

The man who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey was a twenty-two year-old policemen who had lost his job in the riot police in a purge of political enemies in [...]

Use it or Lose it

By David CampOn Dec 13, 2016

Recovering this morning from several hours of cutting firewood yesterday, I have sore shoulders and lower back, and very tight legs. This old bod does not suffer without letting me [...]

In Praise of Countrymen - Pas de Pays sans Paysans

By David CampOn Dec 06, 2016

Three sixty-five year-old white pines in a north-south row Power lines to the West of them, Outbuildings to the East; And to the South, leaning over the house! So tenderly, [...]

Forbidden Topics: Conquest, Slavery, and Race

By David CampOn Nov 29, 2016

The accusation of racism, the labeling as racist, have been much used of late in America against political enemies. No doubt in many cases the charge is accurate, for it [...]

Depressed and Horrified By Hillary’s Demise? Canada Has Made it Easier For Americans to Immigrate!

By David CampOn Nov 22, 2016

Canadians are generally bemused and mystified by the reality show that U.S. Presidential politics has become. (I guess so are a lot of Americans - ed.). After all, in [...]

Marijuana Policy Update - 2016 Election Edition

By David CampOn Oct 31, 2016

It bears repeating - the Great State of Washington, whose citizens are blessed with an abundance of good sense and a robust public initiative process, have in the face of [...]

The Rich Get Richer or How Imperial Globalization Serves the Elites at the Expense of the American Workers

By David CampOn Oct 29, 2016

A little remarked-upon factor of the troubles in Ferguson, MO, is that Emerson Electric was the main employer in that town from the 1890’s until the globalization binge of the [...]

Is Racism the New Queer? Ask the “Deplorables for Trump”

By David CampOn Oct 21, 2016

A really challenging essay. Here's an exerpt: “For the moment, we have to get through the catastrophe that this election has become. A fault line was always going to [...]

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