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 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

Building Resiliency

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

Disasters and Technology

This post has been adapted from one provided free of charge by the Government of Canada and Public Safety Canada via GetPrepared.ca Using Technology During a Disaster Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. … Continue reading Disasters and Technology

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

Data, Intelligence, and Truth

In an age when the sum of the world's knowledge is at our fingertips (literally), and everybody with a keyboard is capable of adding to that knowledge - for better or worse - one of the biggest challenges Emergency Managers have is in figuring out how to handle the sheer amount of information that flows … Continue reading Data, Intelligence, and Truth

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

The Importance of Civility and Professionalism

How to have a civil debate online! Photo by Gratisography on Pexels.com I am a member and administrator in a Facebook group, and one of the members was kind enough to give me a shout out for my article on Medium.com (which is also on this site). As is somewhat inevitable when you talk about … Continue reading The Importance of Civility and Professionalism

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