Mike Reid is a publishing consultant at InvisibleOrder.com and the publications impresario at Liberty.me. He also teaches anthropology at the University of Winnipeg. Mike lives in Manitoba with his wife and two children.
Eschewing some of the trappings of modern technology during childbirth is every woman's right, but it's by no means more "natural." Nothing, in fact, is more natural than human beings altering their world to make it easier—and more pleasant—to survive in.
Before heading overseas to teach people in poor countries how to farm, rich-world people infatuated with sustainability should take a moment to consider who is more likely to know best how to provide for their own needs and wants.
Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau were not good Muslims on the accepted path of proper conduct in their faith communities. They were unstable men living with intense mental and emotional turmoil.