Five years post

I covered the bulk of what needs to be covered about this two years after my surgery, but at 5 years something new happens, so I wanted to mark this spot with a few words. As I was at two years out, today I’m struggling (read: failing) to find a working strategy for fixing my weight […]

On Role Playing Games

The first completely joyful memory I have is the night that I played my first role playing game. It happened during a formative period in my life.  My family left La Scie after the cod moratorium ended my dad’s bright dreams of becoming a full-time entrepreneur and sent him back to the classroom. Less than a year […]

Quantum Night by Robert Sawyer

In preparation for his upcoming visit courtesy of Avalon Expo 2, I’ve just read Robert Sawyer‘s book Quantum Night. It’s worth reading. Robert Sawyer is the definitive Canadian SF author. You could say he’s outshone in some ways by Margaret Atwood, and that’s true. But if you’re a reader and lover of science fiction, Sawyer’s got […]

On Shutting Down Muskrat Falls

I’ve been super selfish the last few days; LGW is being good about it, but I can’t imagine that I’ve been easy to live with as blow after blow after blow rained down on the heads of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians over the course of this week. I’ve been trying to engage. I’m on the tweeterbox watching #nlpoli; I’m […]

Moderation in the Shadow of Debt

Tomorrow is the provincial budget, and there’s a lot to munch on in anticipation. There’s Hans Rollmann and Jon Parsons‘ treatment of the subject, which are, if nothing else, impassioned. To me, at least, they also fail a basic test of pragmatic balance; we can’t reinvent the economy entire overnight, which would, I think, be required in order […]