Curse You Temple

Mother Nature has foiled us again. After much discussion, plotting, and organization, she decided to throw a huge wrench into our Mount Temple conquering plans. With winter conditions and blowing snow, Rick, Paul, and I decided for safety reasons that we should postpone our Temple adventure until next year. Nuts. For those of you who don’t…

We Can And Must Do Better

The following is a response I provided on a friend’s Facebook feed. The response follows a set of comments voiced in reply to this article: Ottawa Parkdale Food Centre Says No To Food Like KD, Gets Criticized Online. Whether or not you believe it is right for Parkdale to reject certain types of food donations, I think…

The Remains Of A Decade

I celebrated my 39th birthday yesterday. That’s 14,246 days (including leap years and today) or roughly 1 billion 230 million 854 thousand 400 seconds on this big blue planet (for those of you who were counting). So what does this mean? Really not much. Thirty-nine is just another number. I don’t feel any different from what…

Homesick

Before I left for my epic adventure to China I was asked by several people about the possibility of experiencing homesickness while I was away. Given the length of my trip – approximately 5 weeks – the question was a valid one. The question was often repeated while I was away – from friends and…

The Great China Adventure Of 2014

It’s strange to think that I was in Beijing China less than a week ago. It’s especially strange to think about it given that I left Beijing at 1:50pm Thursday July 31st, flying 12+ hours through daytime to night time and back to daytime again, and landed in Toronto at 2:10pm Thursday July 31st. Clearly I must have…