West Coast Vacation Recap Part 2 : Vancouver Tourist

featured | travel & vacations 

[ 26 Aug 02015 | 35 views | 6 minutes of your time ]

Our decade absence left much behind for us to be nostalgic about…

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From Way Ahead to A Bit Behind

Goals are funny things. If you are like me and you track your running goals down to the fractional klick, you can look at the progress as a set of numbers. If you are really like me and you make a multi-coloured spreadsheet with timelines and ledgers relating to compounded and accumulated distances, you can see with glorious pride when you are rocking your goals and are, say, nearly a hundred klicks ahead of where you need to be on the year. You can all see when, after dealing with a sidelining injury, you fall behind and are in distance debt: meaning you need to get in some klicks to catch up on the annual tally. I’ve been seeing the latter for about a week now. Must. Recover. Soon!

[ 26 Aug 02015 | asides & shorts | running | Comments Off on From Way Ahead to A Bit Behind]
Animated Road Trip

featured | photography | travel & vacations 

[ 25 Aug 02015 | 39 views | a few seconds of your time ]

I have a whole stack of auto-generated animations built from the various collections of images I uploaded.

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The Martian (18.1) Because… Mars, Duh

books & reading | featured 

[ 24 Aug 02015 | 32 views | 2 minutes of your time ]

Through a narrative journal-style accounting of his survival efforts the story starts to unfold…

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Book to the Future: Part III

As I sit down to crack my eighteenth book of the year in this little reading project (with a little more than a third of the year left to finish and a little more than two thirds done the effort) I thought I would just mark the moment. I’ve got three of the remaining eight books queued up, but for the most part I’m just making this up as I go along. There hasn’t been much special about my methods for picking any particular titles … which is fine, I think. But I am open to recommendations: not just of crazy classic or weird science fiction, either. I kinda want someone to say “hey… read this… it’s not something you might have ever picked up on your own, but I liked it.” I know it’s going out on a limb, setting up expectations or letting a little of yourself out of the little cage you’ve built around yourself… but also, it’s just a book. Read on.

Armada (17.2) Pop Culture to the Rescue

books & reading | featured | gamer 

[ 24 Aug 02015 | 31 views | 3 minutes of your time ]

If you loved “Ready Player One”, you’ll probably like this follow up just fine.

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West Coast Vacation Recap Part 1 : Thru BC

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[ 24 Aug 02015 | 36 views | 5 minutes of your time ]

I’d pull off at the well-remembered rest stops and we’d all pile out of the car to snap some photos.

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# We go away for a couple weeks and a pair of bunnies and a bunch of wasps move into the backyard. Sheesh!
22 Aug 02015 at ten past twelve pm
Armada (17.1) Holiday Invasion

books & reading | gamer 

[ 21 Aug 02015 | 35 views | 2 minutes of your time ]

So far nothing at all like “Ready Player One” except for the abundance of 80s popular culture references.

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# Now comes the post-vacation blur of sorting through five thousand photos.
21 Aug 02015 at twenty to nine pm
The Grapes of Wrath (16.2) Holiday Road

books & reading 

[ 14 Aug 02015 | 66 views | 2 minutes of your time ]

Anyone should read who has ever pondered class issues or questioned the roles of immigration in the modern labour market.

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Stanley Park, Whales & Goose Poop

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[ 12 Aug 02015 | 85 views | 3 minutes of your time ]

While visiting Vancouver this time I had it on my bucket list to run (at least a portion of) the Stanley Park sea wall.

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