life’s like that

More time behind than ahead

June 15th, 2018|118 Photos in 2018|

I had a couple of meetings out at UBC yesterday; I’m putting on a week-long workshop and needed to sort out some tank space, get keys and have my Faculty ID card programmed for some building and room access, and get the associated paperwork out of the way. I got about half of my tasks [...]

End of a long day

October 10th, 2017|Monochromatic|

It’s been one of those days where pretty much nothing went as planned. Up terribly early, more fish than expected, took longer than planned, got away later, didn’t catch the right ferry home, missed the opportunity to spend some time with my brother, got home later than planned. So this seems like a little bit [...]

Embrace the Wrinkle

July 14th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

July 14, 2017 - Kirk looked at me as if I had sprouted three heads and asked "Who are you and what have you done with my wife?" I have a confession to make. I don't iron. Anything. I consciously purchase clothes that don't need ironing or that are meant to look ….. comfortably worn [...]


June 21st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

June 21, 2017 - I had a hunch I’d taken a photo something like this before.....last year probably, and I did, last year I took this photo: So I wondered what I’d thought about that day and dug back through and found this post. It seems sort of philosophical, kind of thoughtful, but I have [...]

What are you waiting for?

June 12th, 2015|Just Thinking|

The imagery is all sports related, but the words are of relevance to life in general. What are your goals and dreams? Do you even know? Have you made the time to identify what you want to do and when you'd like to do it by? What are you doing about those goals? Are you [...]

Why English is hard to learn

August 24th, 2012|Just Thinking|

I spent a lot of years in a lab at UBC that saw a large number of visiting researchers and students from other parts of the world. Those years gave me an appreciation of what a strange and difficult language english is to learn. The rules don't always make a lot of sense. When I [...]

50 Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Earlier (ReBlog)

June 1st, 2012|Just Thinking|

A wonderful post I found on a friends Facebook Timeline and worth saving. This is all straightforward logic, nothing earth shattering, revolutionary, not information you need to pay someone to help you see for yourself, and shouldn't really need pointing out. There are so many simple lessons that we overlook, and then later in life [...]