Just Thinking

Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2017|Just Thinking|

Our neighbourhood becomes parking chaos at this time of year; we live two blocks away from the Capilano Suspension Bridge and they put on one heck of an amazing light display in the forest and on the bridge across the river. People come from all across the Lower Mainland to see it. And even though [...]

Foggy Days

December 10th, 2017|Just Thinking|

I was out at UBC on Friday for some meetings; one with IT regarding a new platform my online courses are being moved to, one with a Faulty member over some compensation discussions, and the last with a former colleague regarding a research grant proposal I started out offering to help facilitate sample acquisition for, [...]

I Wish….

October 9th, 2017|Just Thinking, Monochromatic|

.....that I lived in a world without this. I drove through downtown this morning and this person, I don't know if it is a man or a woman, was just laying there on the island between traffic. A fire truck went by and he/she sat up for a moment, before laying back down again. Why [...]

Repost: We Need More ‘Useless’ Knowledge

October 5th, 2017|Just Thinking|

We Need More ‘Useless’ Knowledge By Robbert Dijkgraaf MARCH 02, 2017  Stuart Bradford for The Chronicle Review On April 30, 1939, under the gathering storm clouds of war, the New York World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows, Queens. Its theme was The World of Tomorrow. Over the next 18 months, nearly 45 million visitors would be given a [...]

Anderson Lake

August 16th, 2017|Just Thinking|

August 16th, 2017 - Any day that work involves riding the motorcycle to a hatchery, and then taking a fabulously scenic drive to visit a spawning channel and look over the debris field from a landslide, and visit a gorgeous lake, is always a good day. However, not all facets of the day were positive. [...]

Opinions vs Fact

January 15th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Just Thinking|

January 15, 2016 - All too often when I find myself in a debate about something science based where the other party holds a strongly opposing view that is not based on good science, a stalemate is reached where my opponent flings out that most hated retort “I have a right to my opinion! You [...]