I'm off the grid for a few days while I take some vacation time and hang out with the fire and EMS folks at Country Thunder Saskatchewan. I'll be rocking the dispatch mic out here for the week! Come by and say hi if you're here!
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com At one point in time, Science Fiction gave us a vision of the future to look forward to. Sure, there were little problems, the occasional war with the Klingons, or a greedy space captain who shanghais an unfortunate soul into indentured servitude. Despite those little problems, things were mostly utopian … Continue reading The Death of Utopia
Today's book is an interesting dive into the depths of human greed and just how far people will go to make money hand over fist. There are many books that could meet this definition, but Michael Lewis' "The Big Short" does a fantastic job of explaining the subprime mortgage crisis of the late 2000's. The … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 17
How many times do you sit down and read a book, or some piece of research only to find yourself saying "Oh, well that's obvious" as you come upon some information that makes complete sense to you, though you'd never actually made the connection yourself. It happens all the time, no matter how much we … Continue reading In Praise of the Obvious
I can remember going to Canada's Wonderland as a young teen in the mid-90's and being excited to see "Virtual Reality" as an option for an up-charge attraction. I begged my parents to be able to go and try it, until eventually they allowed me to experience it myself. I left underwhelmed by the whole … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 16
Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com For those of you who have been paying attention, you've probably noticed a conspicuous absence of posts or activity on my part. That's because I've been working on something that is incredibly important to me and which is taking up a lot of my time. We've successfully soft-launched, and the … Continue reading What am I up to?
When the people of Fort McMurray began to return home after the devastating Horse River fire on June 1, 2016, they were met with cheers from firefighters, police and paramedics, and other essential service workers who had been working hard to ensure the municipality was ready for them. Most of them had fled through an … Continue reading Resiliency, a Primer
It has been a busy couple of weeks! We had our holiday weekend up here in Canada, followed by some sudden energy into another project I'm working on. As a result, it turns out to have been 10 days since I posted here! Later on, I'll be posting about some resiliency-building work we've been doing … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 15
Photo by Min An on Pexels.com If you've ever studied building construction, bridge construction, or just about anything else that is manufactured today you will be familiar with the concept of trusses. These are building components that consist of interconnected parts that work together to form one cohesive part of the building. Most commonly you … Continue reading Building Resiliency
It's always nice when you start to see the fruits of your labour pay off. A while back, I announced a partnership with the Stanstead House Concert Network. Well, the first step in that partnership is complete with a second on the way. We are now offering Road Warrior First Aid Kits for travelling musicians, … Continue reading Woohoo!