Nostalgia Dilemma

12 years ago, in April of 2002 I officially "retired" from the Canadian Army. This "retirement" came after an 11 year career as an officer, which followed a five year stint in both the air cadets and the sea cadets. In total, I spent 16 years of my life with the...

Getting out there

I like to go on adventures and push my limits. The last time I was up at Mount Cain, I did just that, trying snowmobiling for the second time in my life. It was hard work. I rolled the sled on its side once, fell off three or four times, and generally struggled,...

Beefs!

I was hoping to be writing a post about skiing on Mt. Becher and the lift-pole baskets I am trying out right now. Alas, my thoughts were sidetracked by the following "beefs" that appeared in a recent edition of the Comox Valley Echo: A BIG DOLLOP of ice and snow down...

Tribes

How big is your tribe? Does it follow the main pack of civilization and society? I have come to realize that my tribe is in a bit of a minority... There are facts to support this too! We don't buy a new car every five years, if ever. We all try to ride bikes or walk...

A book

Well, I am just squeaking this week's blog post in under the wire. It's been a busy week! I would like to talk about a book I am reading. It's an oldie but a goodie. This book arrived in my life quite by chance. Well, maybe it was fate. I was in Winnipeg on business...

TED and Biking

I am currently in the middle of preparing an application for the TED Fellows program. The form asks several questions, most of which I had little problem answering. There is one, however, that has me stumped: Can you share a memorable anecdote from your life that will...