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One Monstrously Fine Day

I have always tried to live by the motto that each day is to be lived to its fullest in order to appreciate its value. The Bible exhorts us to rejoice in the day the Lord has made regardless of… Continue Reading →

Surviving a Heat Wave

This is definitely the hottest stint of summer weather we have experienced since moving here in 2011. Average daily temps are around 26-30 with high UV and humidity readings for the past three weeks with no rain in sight. So… Continue Reading →

In the World of Open-Ended Politics

As I move through 2018, I am reminded how open-ended and indefinite the world of politics has become at all levels. Like with the aches and pains that too often afflict the human body, we live in a society that… Continue Reading →

Taking a Position on an Issue

Every so often I take inventory of where I stand on big social and political issues based on the best evidence I can muster on the subject without mistaking myself for an expert. Since I work mainly by experience and… Continue Reading →

Crazy Week in Review

This past week has been a time of incredible zaniness to say the least: extreme weather, strange e-mails, odd encounters, and unique circumstances to say the least. If it wasn’t driving the Malahat without winter tires, then it was receiving… Continue Reading →

A Big Decision

Sometime tomorrow, BC premier, John Horgan, will step to the mike in the briefing room at the legislature and announce to the province the fate of the Site C dam project. Tough decision that could solidify or break his tenuous… Continue Reading →

On a Fact Finding Tour

It is four days to go before our big annual holiday, and we have decided to take a break from the packing to do a little Saturday afternoon tour or walkaround of downtown Victoria. We planned this outing to coincide… Continue Reading →

What Have I Learned These Past Few Days at the Waterway

These past couple of days have offered some interesting and extraordinary insights into the world I live in. Either by reading, observing my surroundings, or asking the appropriate questions, I have come to be better informed about and secure in… Continue Reading →

A Lesson from a Community Garden

I am currently enrolled in a course on helping to effect social good in society by enhancing the commons. This is the general area in any community open to the public for prescribed use such as walking, gardening, socializing, relaxing,… Continue Reading →

A Critique of Big Picture History

Big picture history is really a scientific-based narrative for us to use in determining how and where humans fit into the greater scheme of matter ‘evolving’ over time. Its main conclusion that the universe is a transitory phenomenon is based on a couple of key scientific criteria that… Continue Reading →

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