The Adventure Continues

It has been well over a month since I boarded a plane. While this might be considered a sure sign of the apocalypse, please rest assured that this lapse in vertical gain will soon be corrected.

The Scotches of 2019

Good lord, I can’t believe I started this year with a list of goals and I completely neglected scotch! What has become of me?

The Year That Could Be

Now that 2018 has been filed away under things of the past, it’s time to look to the future and what it could be. More specifically, it’s time for me to write down the things I want to achieve before the clock ushers in yet another new year.

The Year That Was

Considering everything that has dominated the headlines around the world this year, one might best describe 2018 as a glorious dumpster fire fueled by the antics of an orange bloviating toddler and those who would emulate his example (or at least be emboldened by it). And yet, despite all of the awful things we’ve read…

A Year In Books

One of the things that I wanted to accomplish this year was to read more for fun. In the past, a slow year would have seen me consuming a novel a week. I devoured books. And then I suddenly didn’t.

Around The World, Around The World

If my trusty spreadsheet is correct, my upcoming flight from Vancouver to Toronto will be the 43rd time this year that I will launch myself into the air and safely land somewhere else. And at some time while I’m majestically soaring through the clouds on said flight, I will effectively begin my third lap around…

Our Day In Jiufen

Since the 2018 g0V Summit ended on Sunday afternoon, Nic and I decided to spend Monday exploring the town of Jiufen. Located in the mountains next to the sea and east of Taipei, Jiufen is famous for the marketplace that lines the narrow streets of the town and was apparently the inspiration behind the movie,…

Sabbatical

In slightly more than 80 days I will begin my first sabbatical since becoming a faculty member in the School of Computer Science. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement.

If Your Friends Jumped Off A Bridge…

If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? I could almost hear my mom saying this to me when Nic first informed me that we were only about an hour away from a potential experience of the bungee kind. Traditionally meant to make one rethink their follow-the-pack mentality, in my case, the memory of my…

Wins Of The Week

Nic and I arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, following an uneventful ride across the country in my 16th shiny metal lawn dart of the year. At my current rate of travel, it seems that I’m on track to see the inside of at least 40 shiny metal lawn darts (covering at least 2.5 times the…

Mostly May But Partially April

Last Friday I thought it was Saturday, and then Saturday I thought it was Sunday. When Sunday finally rolled around, I felt that I was playing hooky from work because it was a beautiful day and I opted to spend it soaking up all the sunshiny rays I could whilst enjoying a delicious caesar or two on…

I Miss My Breakfast Doughnut

And just like that my adventure to New York City with Steph and Gerarda has come to an end. After a weekend of eating all the things, and drinking all the drinks, I’m back home in Guelph going through some serious 15th friendiversary withdrawal.

49% Home

I have officially been back in Guelph for 19 consecutive days. Despite the fact that my wanderlust has me feeling like I’ve been home much longer than this, the reality is that it’s not the longest span of time that I’ve spent in Guelph this year.

In The Middle Of A Big Land

As mentioned in my previous post, Nic and I arrived in Iqaluit on Monday to take part in a two-day workshop on community-based monitoring programs. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the various and proposed programs in remote communities across the Circumpolar North so that we could share ideas, build networks, and identify where…