Category Archives: Life Musings

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

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. Please follow and like us:

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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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New Year’s Celebrations and Resolutions

I’m not one for making resolutions on New Year’s Eve but I do try to make small adjustments to how I live my life. Last year, or the year before, or maybe even the year before that, I decided to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

A day late but, Merry Christmas everybody!! Please follow and like us:

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Today would’ve been my grandfather’s 103rd birthday. There are many things I remember about my grandfather. Usually if I went to see him we would go off to some construction site on some remote mountain and cut firewood. Funny to … Continue reading

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