Category: Life Musings

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

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 […]

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

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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 dandy, I have noticed even people who claim everything is pre-destined, and that we can […]

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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 the process “wasn’t very transparent” because there wasn’t a publicly available list of which intersections […]

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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 okay with you? Please follow and like us:

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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 washed up on the mudflats. They began by surveying the shoreline for clues. They then […]

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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 “choose green more often”. What I meant was I would choose the salad over the […]

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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 think back and realize that the “remote” mountain we frequently worked on was actually Burnaby […]