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  • Thoughts on Security

    For a long time I was a believer that if you don’t have something to hide then you don’t need to worry about hiding what you do.  But this is missing the point and I have since revised my beliefs about personal security and it’s importance. There are many aspects to security:  Using encrypted communication, […]

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  • Less Facebook

    This morning I deleted Facebook from my phone and disabled notifications. It has become an increasingly distracting place and uses up my most precious resource: time. From time to time things like this creep into your life and require you to step back and reset your priorities. I’m hopeful that this will help get back […]

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  • Freediving and Joy of Reading

    This week I ripped through another book. It’s a book that explores the author’s experience learning how to freedive as he connects with various marine researchers.  It’s not the kind of thing that I would have ever considered as an interesting topic to read but there was a surprising amount of satisfaction in reading outside […]

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  • Sailing With Kids

    One of the recent books I read was to help me understand the kind of concerns that might come up if or when we go on a longer sailing trip.  It’s becoming a long term goal to take an extended vacation and see the world from a different vantage point.  Sailing through either the Carribean […]

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  • VHF Lessons

    This week I signed up for a course to obtain my licence for operating a marine radio and for coastal navigation.  It’s just a couple of the skills I want to learn and get a handle of before taking more sailing classes next summer. I’m going to be completing the courses over the winter and […]

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  • Resolution Review

    This morning I looked back at my resolutions for the year to see what my progress has been so far.  It’s fair to say that for most of the year my goals were out of sight and out of mind and so little progress was made on many of them. Now that it’s getting into […]

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  • Dental Fun

    This past week I had the displeasure of going to my first dental visit in about a decade and safe to say that it wasn’t good news. Eight cavities. 🙁 A second visit to get 4 of the 8 fillings done was a bundle of fun.  An hour and a half of drilling and filling […]

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  • Dreaming About Sailing

    Since finishing my Sailing lessons I have been getting even more enamoured with the idea of doing a longer sailing trip and perhaps eventually getting my own sailing boat.  The more I read and learn about it the more intrigued I am with what might be possible. There’s actually a large community of livaboard sailors […]