Category Archives: Life Musings

Musings, reflections, thoughts, links and other academic related materials.

Best Practices for Social Media Background Checks

Using social media background checks to screen prospective employees is becoming more common. In a recent study conducted by CareerBuilder, nearly 60 percent of employers used social media to vet prospective candidates in 2016. That translates to a 500 percent … Continue reading

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What Do Canadians Know About the USA

Canadians often take glee in how ignorant our American neighbours are of all things Canadian. Perhaps the highpoint of our glee in American ignorance of Canadian politics was when a Canadian tv program punked an American president by asking him … Continue reading

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The BC Storm and Winter Driving Preparedness

Many of the weather prognosticators are now saying that we should prepare for another long, cold and (shudder) snowy winter in the Metro Vancouver region. Ugh. Get ready for hashtag #BC Storm to start trending as we get a dusting … Continue reading

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The Leaf Experiences Part 2

As I write this blog post I am sitting in the parking lot of the Burnaby Central Secondary school in the borrowed Nissan Leaf while it is charging. I have to admit, I’ve been a little negligent and perhaps a … Continue reading

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Monday’s Movie; Kid Snippets

If you want to know what it is like being a primary school teacher, have a look at this Kid Snippets video on the YouTube –  

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Rest In Peace Gord Downie

Last night Gord Downie, the frontman for Canada’s house band, The Tragically Hip passed away. May you Rest In Peace Gord. I thank you for all the music you gave us. With love, Stacey and so many, many Canadians. Go … Continue reading

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An Inspirational Thought

As many BC teachers (me included) continue to grapple with implementing new curriculum to their teaching practice, the following quote from George Couros’ book “The Innovator’s Mindset” struck a chord with me, “Again though, at the heart of innovation are … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mr Tom Petty

I remember a summer sometime around 1989 when my Dad and I and a couple friends went to a festival in the alpine part of the Stein River valley. The festival was fun and all that, but I remember that … Continue reading

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Back to the Royal Columbian Hospital – Again

Unfortunately I experienced another partial blockage of my bowels which lead me to be hospitalized again barely two months after my previous stay in the Royal Columbian Hospital. A positive from this stay in the hospital is that I did … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Rateliff; I Never Need Grow Old

I was laying in my hospital bed yesterday afternoon just feeling sorry for myself and the rest of the world so I decided to check my FacePlant page (you can check it out as well @adadintheburbs). Oh, and tomorrow I’ll … Continue reading

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