Far from Flanders Fields

DEBORAH JONES: FREE RANGE Published November 11, 2013 Accounts of Canadian John McCrae, who wrote In Flanders Fields, suggest a man steeped in the romance of war. McCrae was a physician as well as a poet, and also a warrior so dedicated that after

Bitcoin brew

The world’s first ATM capable of swapping bitcoins for any official currency started operating this week in a coffee shop in Western Canada. Bitconiacs, a storefront currency exchange owned by three 20-something entrepreneurs, claims to be first in the world to set

Save us from the madness

By Deborah Jones It’s hard to hear sense in North American politics lately: the static of polarized rhetoric deafens reason and impairs mercy. This is especially so in the United States where, astonishingly, the failure of citizens to elect competent politicians has

The Bead Shop

By Deborah Jones Launching Facts and Opinions made one thing clear: as well as a boutique media outlet, our collection of journalists now owns a digital startup. On some level we knew that from the get-go. But it really only hit me