The Death of Utopia

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

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52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 17

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

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 16

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

What am I up to?

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?

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 15

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

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 14

We have just passed the ninth anniversary of the world's worst peacetime oil spill and the effects are still being felt. When the Deepwater Horizon drilling unit suffered a catastrophic blowout and explosion in April of 2010, it devastated an area that was still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina two years before. Peter … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 14

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 13

This was a chance to indulge my inner Broadway and general music geekiness. As someone who spent a number of years in music lessons as well as having a heavy rotation of music courses through High School, I've been a fan of good music (at least in my opinion) since a young age. I try … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 13

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 12

I'll be honest, I had some high hopes for this series as the premise certainly seemed unique and creative. I should have known not to get my hopes up. The Colony Mars trilogy (which has now been joined by a fourth book) revolves around Dr. Jann Malbec, a reluctant astronaut who is sent to Mars … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 12

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11

It has become blatantly obvious to me that I am falling behind in my quest to read a book per week. So, I've decided to take the week out of the title and just stick with the book...feels more productive that way! Today's book is a delightful romp through the ways in which the electrical … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11

High Quality

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com One of my core beliefs is that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right...the first time. As a result, I sometimes struggle with my self-imposed deadlines for having posts up, as I talked about in an earlier post. I'm not a believer in posting just for the … Continue reading High Quality