Not Infallible

I’ve been reading the Walter Isaacson biography of Benjamin Franklin which is quite insightful both in terms of the genius of the man himself, and the historical perspective. One trait he had which I think I also share is a healthy appreciation of my own and everyone else’s fallibilities. In my world view the human body […]

Re-watching Star Trek

For the last couple of months I have been watching Star Trek again – Next Generation, Enterprise and Voyager so far. There were two things that really struck me coming back to watch them again after all these years. There’s a lot of episodes. Star Trek Voyager – 172 Episodes The Next Generation – 178 […]

Learning to Cruise

I did a last minute signup for a Basic Cruising Sailing course last week and just finished a full weekend of sailing on the Ottawa River while learning more theory.  It was one of my goals for the year to take another sailing course. It was nice to see that my muscle memory and habits […]

Sci-Fi Dreams

Last night I had an interesting and perhaps prescient dream about the future transition to automation. No doubt inspired by watching ‘Ghost in the Shell’ before bed. In my dream I was being lectured about buying a shirt at full price when everyone was telling me about some fantastic sale they’d seen – $5 shirts […]

Vacation in Newfoundland

It’s always nice to see family and friends again. Summer is the best time to visit Newfoundland due to the warm sun and persistent cool breeze. Every time I come back to the island I get a new perspective of things that I didn’t really see when I was younger and growing up here. The […]

Challenging Yourself

Part of being human is our natural aversion to changes. We are good at doing what is comfortable. In fact our ability to create habits and fallback to established patterns is part of what makes our day-to-day manageable. But sometimes our logical mind requires that we change things, or do something for which is outside […]

Need More Travel

On my recent trip to San Francisco I was struck by the the amount of travelling being done by my co-workers there.  It was a stark difference from the amount of travelling that I have been able to do over the last 10 years. Flying within Canada is stupidly expensive. My understanding is that the […]

The Side Hustle

Within the tech startup scene there is the popular notion of a side hustle – a business started after hours from a full-time job. Hustling on various ideas is something that I have been doing for 10 years.  Back when I was living in Vancouver in 2006 I was getting into internet marketing – launching […]