Category: Life Musings

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

Parenting

Fun, Free, and Entertaining; Burnaby Village Museum

Are there any words more frightening than hearing a young child saying “I’m bored”? During the summer months I am essentially a stay at home dad. As such I need activities to engage my children. Seeing as our neighbours complained about the dirt track and the noise from the dirt bikes that we were running […]

Life Musings, Parenting

Reflections on the Public School System

I have spent the first couple weeks of summer break reflecting on and thinking about how we do things in the K to 12 education system. One of the things I have been thinking about is the way we treat people who arrive late. Imagine if when you arrived at your workplace even a couple […]

Life Musings

The Hack Attack

Earlier this week my web hosting company alerted me to the fact that my blog (and many others) had come under attack and had been “hacked”. I really don’t know what that means or what hackers get out of hacking a blog. Whatever, they found a vulnerability in the “workings” and they exploited it. My […]

Life Musings

Filming the Recording of a Podcast

As one or two of you know, I’ve started a podcast on which I discuss whatever random topic piques my curiosity. For giggles one night I filmed myself recording my podcast. That’s my recording studio – the back porch. That’s my recording equipment – an iPhone. Which I’ve now “upgraded” by using the earbuds to […]

Life Musings

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the people who have “mothered” others. Put picture of my Mom here – except she won’t ever let anyone take her picture. Mother’s Day is a tough day for many. Particularly those in the restaurant business. And perhaps equally difficult for those in the flower business. But to be honest, […]

Parenting

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 experience – and that’s how we connected with Leghorn Ranch. Hopefully an experience they will […]

Parenting

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 out my podcast, Stacey Robinsmith is A Dad in the Burbs, on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/stacey-robinsmith Give […]

Life Musings

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. Please follow and like us:

Life Musings

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 Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking. Regardless of who first created this chiasmus, I […]

Life Musings

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 social media with her complaints about a Gold Trail School District campaign to raise awareness […]