stairway to heaven

As I was lying in bed last night, drifting off to sleep, I had the most amazing idea.
In the common area, just outside my office, there is a bookcase. It is about the right height to cover a doorway and it is on an interior wall with a 2 storey storage…

Will wonders never cease?

First, I received an e-mail from the Premier! I kid you not!  Here it is:
As Premier of British Columbia, I would like to congratulate you on being recognized as one of the Top 20 Under 40 at the Business and Community Achievement Awards Night in …

Giving Thanks

Last Saturday I was honored (and somewhat shocked) to be named on of Vancouver Island’s Top 20 Under 40. The ranks of this prestigious and quite impressive list include the likes of Levi Sampson, chairman of Chek TV and Harmac Pacific; and Amelia Warre…

Music

I play music. Quite a lot actually. It started a couple of years ago with some of my neighbours. Well, one in particular. My friend and neighbour Sperlin had been bet $1,000 (donated to the charity of his choice) by his brother that he could not sing a…

Tritto

Tritto – also known as “triple ditto”. T o be used when the third to respond with a matching answer in a bulletin board thread of e-mail chain.  For example:
From Person A to person B through E: Do you want to have chocolate ice cream at this year…

Something New…

Hello everyone.  In a bit of a departure from my usual posts, I offer you some original fiction. while no one else may find this amusing, or even remotely entertaining I rather enjoyed writing it. More episodes will follow!
Tales from Dearth
All p…

2013

It would appear that the world did not end.
There goes my max the credit card for fun plan!
(Just kidding – I didn’t do that. Although it is an amusing thing to consider…)
I have now had this web/blog site thing, citizenclass, for almost three years….

blood on my pants!

Not mine, fortunately.This last weekend was opening weekend at Mount Cain. In what I thought was a clever plan, I volunteered to be Director on Duty for the entire weekend. This decision was based on the fact that last year on opening weekend, there wa…

The best laid schemes…

… o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!
Translation:
(The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy!)
 – Robbie Burns
Last w…

I built this!

This weekend I got to be far more involved in an engineering project than I usually do.  I was up at Mt. Cain helping to build a new waste-water disposal system!  Yes, if you visit Mt. Cain this winter and flush a toilet, the water will be ge…