Topic 1: Australia – the Real Part. Why Canada and Australia are the two most closely-related nations on earth.
How does a guy who grew up in the arid wheat belt, dusty goldfields and desert of Western Australia survive in a place where it drops to minus 20, and why doesn’t he return to Perth where it once dropped to 1.2c in “The big chill of ‘83”?
1883, that is.
Topic 2: Vermicomposting for the Cold-Climate Apartment Dweller. How to own the best house-plants in your building. Free.
All the good poop on kitchen scraps, paper scraps, bacteria, myths and false prophets. Also false profits. How to make your kitchen a healthier place to cook, and an end, at last, to buying fertilizer.
You don’t need to trek the potato peelings down to the back 40 any more!
Topic 3: Don’t Brake. Two words that changed my driving and my life; a true story of a trip home from Belleville and “How to drive from Toronto to San Diego on a tank of gas”.
This is a promise: Try this and your LIFE will become serene.
You will stare in amazement as folks BRAKE as they go UP the Don Valley Parkway. You’ll learn how to really tick people off at the stop lights, which will never again be red for you, and you’ll wonder what to do with all the money you save. (after you’ve taken me out for lunch).
Also a story about CB radio out of Kalamazoo, and a gas station in Atlantic Iowa.
Topic 4: Second Use For Everything (SUFE). Why the Blue Box campaign is the cause of Toronto’s garbage crisis.
No kidding. The blue box campaign has hopelessly damaged Toronto’s chances of recovery from the garbage crisis. I can prove it, and so can you.
SUFE: How to train your mind to solve insoluble problems.
Also a chance to make money by betting against me and my thought processes (all my winnings go to charity)
Topic 5: The Skeena, The Stikine, and Telegraph Creek. The two secret holiday destinations I swore I would never reveal.
How I became a paid published author in British Columbia by driving a Hyundai Excel to the top of Mount Hayes in Prince Rupert; why I cried the first time I drove out of Terrace BC and other maddeningly personal stuff.
Five different ways to get to Prince Rupert, her link with the Titanic, and what’s at the end of the Yellowhead Highway.