Monthly Archives: January 2013

NL, My Home: 01–Francois Part 2

The first attempt at trying to get the CNC router to Francois was unsuccesful owing to high winds down in the fjord. The second attempt was called off before the aircraft took to the air, again due to unfavourable weather. … Continue reading

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NL, My Home: 01–Francois Part 1

I may have mentioned that my professional ‘thing’ is distance education. No–it’s not at all what you think, I’m willing to bet! Here k-12 distance education is not an option; it’s an integral part of the high school system in … Continue reading

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500 kilos of Reinforced Meat…on a Stick: Pt. 2

One evening in the fall of 1986 I was driving along the highway at a relatively modest 90 km/hr when I spotted a moose running toward the road in front of the car. I locked up the brakes but estimate … Continue reading

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500 kilos of Reinforced Meat…on a Stick: Pt. 1

We call them moose but my European friends know them as elk. They’re widespread in the northern forests of North America and Europe. That’s a smallish cow and a year-old calf in the picture below. The cow is around 350-400 … Continue reading

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IDIOT is an Acronym

Idiot is actually an acronym made from the phrase “Ignorant Driver is Obsessively Texting,” so, perhaps it should be capitalized. To make this post easier to read, however, it shall remain represented in the usual way. Perhaps it’s confirmation bias—the … Continue reading

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Idiots, Mobile Phones and Snow-Covered Roads

Idiot! Just got back from dropping son#2 off at work. It’s Saturday morning. We had 15 cm of light snow yesterday. Some new-fallen snow on a cold Saturday morning The temperature is -12. It’s actually a beautiful morning except for … Continue reading

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Snow Day–Nature Always Wins

Stuck off, as we are, right out in the inhospitable Atlantic, we have learned–the hard way–to be prepared for anything. Sometimes, in fact, nature can be a downright sneaky, vindictive old hag. Fortunately for us we are used to her … Continue reading

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Changing Direction

One foot after the other–generally good advice, especially when you know the journey ahead is going to be a long one. Getting started is the hardest part. “What’s the use?” you wonder. Fortunately friends or circumstances are generally there to … Continue reading

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