Not So Personal

Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

My Personal Stuff

Applicant Nations And The Map of Benevolence

Friday Sep 29, 2017 - 1:18 AM

We're not Worthy!When something is taken from you, you can press to get it back. If someone wrongs you, you want to have your side of the story heard.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Vinyl - Part One

Sunday Jul 6, 2014 - 1:23 AM

Happy 4th of July"We're giving away vinyl LPs!" announced a friend. In the 1970s, on every move: I got to carry the LPs. When CDs came out, the discs in my spine welcomed the discs in the jewel cases. At last I will have my revenge. When I am done, I hope to be able to work 60 records into one suit of vinyl armor.

The Fourth of July

Saturday Jul 5, 2014 - 2:14 AM

Happy 4th of JulyThe birthday of the U.S., July 4th, is a day that is in common with hundreds of birthdays, deaths and other important events.

State Change

Friday Jul 4, 2014 - 2:20 AM

Things can jump from one state to the next in an instantSometimes, I follow the herd. Sometimes, I steer the herd. I always note the herd. I always keep my eyes open for the onset of a state change.

Leveraging Greed

Wednesday Jul 2, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Life In VictoriaWhat's my million dollar idea? I'm going to leverage greed to make money.

Happy Canada Day

Tuesday Jul 1, 2014 - 10:14 AM

Life In VictoriaThe crest in patriotism was reassuring to see. I am concerned about whether we're wearing that adherence to being Canadian on the surface, or whether the core isn't so solid.

Make Mike Mayor

Monday Jun 30, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Make Mike Mayor Sweat trickled down my back as I sat fuming in my car. Ahead of me, traffic was jammed tight. Six lumbering, mostly-empty buses were jockeying for position at a singular bus stop, preventing any traffic from crossing the intersection.

The Cop Out

Monday Jun 30, 2014 - 1:33 AMToday's blog post called off on account of cake.


Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff

The Gall!

Wednesday Jul 10, 2013 - 12:04 AMSometimes, I am not the most positive person. I have learned to not fear or shun the dark, but use it like a dank mine of ideas-- like a repository of jam-side-down toast. Sometimes I feel this swell of negativity when people get away something. I am amazed by the gall of some people. But maybe I shouldn't be galled at people. Maybe people who push their luck are pushing the boundaries for us all.

The Rebirth Ceremony

Wednesday May 29, 2013 - 12:53 AM

Our world is without ritual. Not the globe mind you, just the sphere that each of us North Americans / Occidentals cocoon ourselves within. New Atheists embrace the rational world without God and superstitions. They are free to be and do what they wish to do, without stopping to think about their imaginary immortal soul. Christmas boils down to being about gifts, food and maybe a flight down to Mexico. They don’t run the risk of gaffing on a ritual and earning the wrath of their parish or their God. You can imagine what a load off your shoulders a ritual free lifestyle can be. But I went another way and opted to build a rebirth ritual with the help of my friends.


Friday May 10, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Longevity is a curse.

Our lifespan has increased dramatically as a key benefit of civilization. The Tomb of the Eagles on Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, produced the remains of 342 people. The most common age of death was early adulthood, between fifteen and thirty. Only 1.5% of people were over 40, and very few lived to reach the age of 50. Our longevity has hockey sticked in the last century. We’re saving children from an untimely demise and we’re keeping the old alive longer.

2012: My Personal Year In Review

Monday Dec 31, 2012 - 8:00 PMI debated writing this. I have a TONNE of stuff to do, but I thought: it’s New Years Eve. The year is played out. No matter how much I have on my plate, going MIA for an hour it's going to cost me some project's completion. The ship is going to sail or sink. I’m not going to drink to excess, so I can work tomorrow if I wish, while others sleep in and nurse hangovers.
I speak in pop-culture metaphors. It’s the best way I can describe what I want to convey. Forgive me. Darmok at Jalad.

Business : This Year