Life Musings

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

Life Musings

No More Meat at Dixie’s

It’s interesting to me how occasionally the closure or the ending of some things hits me right in the “feels”. An example of this is when Danny Finkelman’s show, Finkelman’s 45s ended on CBC radio. Hit me right in the feels. And then last year, 293 Wallace closed. That restaurant, located in Hope BC – […]

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Climate Change and the Future of Humanity

Scientists are saying humans have approximately 10-12 years to make massive changes to our way of life if we have any real intention of doing something to slow climate change. The most significant change that humans need to make is to stop burning carbon-based fuels – fuels such as, oil, gas, and coal. A couple […]

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Better than Banning Plastic

I have heard the Trudeau government is moving ahead with a ban on a wide variety of single use plastic items. Good stuff. However, I have a simple proposal for dealing with all single use plastic that would be much more effective. My proposal? Make retailers responsible for all the plastic they sell or giveaway. […]

Raising Empowered Daughters
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“Raising Empowered Daughters; A Dad-to-Dad Guide”

There’s an old joke amongst English teachers – as an aside, as a person who teaches English I always feel like correcting the misplaced modifier in that title, after all, people who teach English aren’t always English – but I digress. Back to the old joke. That joke? One English teacher asks another English teacher […]

Becoming an Old Man
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The Signs of Becoming an Old Man

I recently read a tweet from @theonecrazykid and it got me to thinking – what are the signs that one has become “an old man”? And further, are we provided with an “old man cap” somewhere once we do become an old man? As often happens on Twitter, if you pose a question, serious or […]

RadRover
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Perspectives

Me driving along in my car waiting to pass one of those street sweeper-Zamboni-like trucks: “What a stupid waste of time, energy, and money! Why do they bother?!” Me riding my bicycle to work: “What the H-E-double hockey sticks is wrong with the people who run this city?! Why can’t they clean up all this […]

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The Close the Gate Etiquette

There’s an etiquette, or an expectation, that when traveling in the rural parts of the country and you come across a gate, if you need to go through it, you open it. More importantly though, after going through the gate you’ve opened, you always make a point of closing the gate after you go through […]

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What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

It’s everyone’s favorite question to answer. With millions of dollars in the bank, you could do virtually anything you set your mind to. There are but a few things in the world that change the direction of a person’s life more suddenly than having access to near-unlimited finances. Finally unburdened by financial strains, what’s the […]