Generally Eclectic


Generally Eclectic covers, as the name suggests, an eclectic mix of subjects: golf; climate change; the Shakespeare - de Vere controversy; Aboriginal issues in Canada; policy analysis; food and nutrition.

The perspective, where perspective is relevant, is Canadian.

The golf swing is one of the most complicated collection of movements that must be executed in a brief period of time. The golf section of Generally Eclectic examines these movements, how to perform them, and how to strengthen and increase flexibility in the relevant muscles. It includes a spreadsheet that will allow you to analyse your own golf swing. Finally, it includes a Guide to the Putting Stroke.

You have a reasonable opportunity to survive global warming, but will your children and their children? A major concern is how reducing emissions will affect our lives. Generally Eclectic will outline how Canada can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. It concludes that a substantially emission free Canada should be manageable. It also looks at policy options for reducing greenhouse gases in Canada.

Most learned that the plays, poems and sonnets of Shakespeare were produced by a gentleman from Stratford called "Shakespeare". Oddly enough, history got this one wrong. The actual author was Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford. Generally Eclectic will give you an outline of de Vere's life, and relate his life to the plays, sonnets and longer poems. Does all this matter? Not really, but you will enjoy the plays more if you understand who wrote them and why.

Aboriginal issues frequently dominate Canada's news. The lack of economic development is a tragedy for Aboriginal people who live on-reserves and a disgrace for Canada. Generally Eclectic will provide statistics and other perspectives that may contribute to a solution.

How often do you read Canadian public policy document or a political speech or a newspaper article and feel something is missing or confusing. Generally Eclectic will outline an approach to policy analysis, and demonstrate the approach on current issues. The approach is the obvious one - look at options and assess the options against all relevant issues. It is interesting how often the obvious is not done.

The food we eat is important to all of us. This section looks at the objectives we have for the food we eat, examines various food strategies, provides some ideas about who to listen to in a world there is constant, confusing and usually conflicting advice, outlines the views of T. Colin Campbell as one voice worth of your attention, and provides some information on the underlying science behind his advice.