Off to Saskatchewan!

This will have to be a quick one.
Helped run and gave a Ted talk at TEDxComoxValley last night. It was fun!
Getting on a plane in under 2 hours!! Will post from the road.
After I get back next Sunday (June 2nd) it’s time for Elevate the Arts!
I am also…

elections, festivals, gardens

No mountain biking.
This spring is turning out to be a little overbooked, so it will be a short post this week.
TEDxComoxValley goes next Thursday, and after checking this will be the 5th TEDx event I have helped run. I’m pretty proud of that fact. Thi…

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…


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 – 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…


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…