Category Archives: Life Musings

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

Leghorn Ranch Horseback Riding

I made a deal with my daughters for their birthday this year. The deal was, rather than buying them a toy or something that they might use for a short while and then set aside, I would buy them an … Continue reading

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A Dad in the Burbs Has Started A Podcast!

Just because I didn’t have enough places where my “voice” is able to be heard – other than here on my blog, on my Instagram, my Facebook, and my YouTube channel, I decided to start a podcast! You can check … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts

I love this quote from Miguel Guhlin, “No one jumps a 20 foot chasm in two 10 foot jumps.” Brilliant. When you need to make a big change, you need to make big, bold moves.

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Thursday Thoughts

The following quote is often incorrectly attributed to Albert Einstein, …not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. The truth is, William Bruce Cameron turned the clever phrase in his 1963 book, Informal … Continue reading

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Good Advice; Never Read the Comments

At her recent talk in Vancouver Michelle Obama said something like, “Never read the comments on social media.” I recently engaged in a Twitter “conversation” around the issue of White Privilege. The conversation started after a disgruntled parent went to … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

I pulled up two of my favourite quotes from the recently deceased Stephen Hawking, the first one; The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” How wonderful is that? And then there is this … Continue reading

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A Day On Grouse Mountain

I summarized my afternoon on Grouse Mountain into just over four minutes of video. I included a pretty epic “technical failure” into the video. Enjoy.

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Red Light Cameras and Speeding

Yesterday I followed an interesting twitter “conversation” about the possibility of implementing red light cameras that not only catch people driving through red lights but also catch drivers who are speeding while driving through red lights. One person commented that … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts

What you say is important. What your listener hears you say is arguably more important. Think about what you are saying and think about what your listener is hearing from you. They are not always the same thing. Is that … Continue reading

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A Walk at Rocky Point and a Tortured Wedding Boat

The kids and I went for a walk at Rocky Point in Port Moody last weekend and they decided to play detective to solve the mystery of “the tortured wedding boat” – the old rotting corpse of a boat located … Continue reading

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