Category: Life Musings

  • Entitled People

    Entitled People

    Hell hath no fury like that of a middle aged white male who has been mildly inconvenienced.

  • The Debate About Autonomous Vehicles

    The Debate About Autonomous Vehicles

    In the ever-evolving landscape of transportation, the debate between autonomous vehicles (AVs) and human-operated vehicles has taken center stage.

  • Societal Values

    I was listening to the news when I heard a couple of news stories that really rattled me and made me question our societal values. The first news story that caught my attention was about a young man who was driving between 100 and 140 kmh in a 4o kmh zone near UBC. He lost…

  • Creating Content for my YouTube Channel

    Can you imagine in the old days I would post to this blog 3, 4, 5 times a week? Yes, I was committed and I made sure that I was creating content for this blog. My how things have changed. The last time I posted here was March 9th. Almost two months ago. Ugh. What…

  • Single Use Plastic

    So to clarify the issue around single use plastics, the plastic bags that grocery stores used to give shoppers to pack their groceries in are bad for the environment, but if a shopper buys a box of plastic bags to put their household garbage in before tossing it in the bin, that’s not a problem…

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    Just a simple and quick Happy New Year to you all. Funny thing, when I started as a teacher it was a bit of a shock to me when the students I was teaching had no connection to Expo 86. Expo had been such a huge part of so many lives in the 80s. Now,…

  • Chevy Bolt – Reflections on Five Months of Driving

    Chevy Bolt – Reflections on Five Months of Driving

    As I’ve previously said, I bought an electric car – a Chevrolet Bolt. For the record – I absolutely and unreservedly love it and I love driving it.

  • Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

    Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

    When discussing self-driving cars or autonomous cars, people often bring up their concerns about safety. An example of this is the false choice that people often present when they talk about how a self-driving cars. They will ask, “Well, if faced with the choice of driving over, and potentially killing a human being or running…

  • Thursday Thoughts; Electric Vehicles

    Thursday Thoughts; Electric Vehicles

    It is interesting that some still say that electric vehicles are too expensive and that’s one of the reasons that people are not buying them. And yet the number one selling vehicle in North America is still the Ford F150 pick up truck. Now let’s compare the cost. A Chevy Bolt, admittedly a very different…

  • Thursday Thoughts

    Just because your swing isn’t a home run doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the swing. Let me give you an example. Just because it is not sunny all day, every day doesn’t mean you should not invest in a solar panel system for your home. It also isn’t always windy. Maybe the tides aren’t going…