Oscar’s Day Out

After the snow melted off for the first time this “spring” (oh it’s back again now, well played Alberta, well played – “it’s spring time…haha jk gotcha!”) we began noticing a number of trees that had been more or less decimated by a certain little porcupine. Last fall we were also having issues with a […]

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Tiny House Trailer Renovation: Undercarriage Rebuild

Undercarriage So the floor and undercarriage is now mostly ripped up. With the rotten wall base-plates gone, the walls are rather wobbly, so I’ve left the front end floor in place until I get the back rebuilt. No sheet metal has shown up in the classifieds, so I’ve opted to use some old barn roofing […]

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Tiny House Trailer Renovation: Teardown

So I’ve decided this winter, instead of traveling, to buy an old 22ft camper trailer that someone had been apparently using as a hunting cabin. It’s nothin to look at right now, but I got it for $500 so can’t complain really. This is it’s backstory as I was told – The seller, Karrie, his […]

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Bees in slow motion

Bees flying, collecting nectar and pollen in slow motion Moto X Play It’s been gorgeous weather in Edmonton, Alberta for the past few weeks and so I’ve taken the opportunity to find out a little more about the local bees who work tirelessly to pollinate our crops and flower beds. I also recently purchased a [amazon […]

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Good Reads, Summer 2016

My recommended good reads of summer 2016 Here are some of the books that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading so far this summer. Each of these books has truly impacted me in both large and small ways. I give each my whole-hearted recommendation. [amazon text=Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience&asin=0061339202] – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Better understand what […]

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Heads in the Tar Sand

While working for a mining exploration company in Northern Alberta in the summer of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity of flying over the tar sands projects. We were working on a drilling project in the Birch Mountains region, north of Fort McMurray, to increase knowledge of a lithium deposit for our client. I was responsible […]

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5 Steps, 4 Strategies, and 8 Tips to Ruin the Internet

Aha, gotcha! Sorry, but this rant will not include 5 simple steps, 4 proven strategies, nor 8 amazing techniques to lose weight, become successful, make $10,487 in 2 weeks, boost your search ranking, get rich quick, and grow your penis. If you’re like me, you’ve noticed a recent trend in google search results, news media […]

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The Magic Headset: how VR will revolutionize education

Remember The Magic School Bus? Who doesn’t right, and who didn’t want to tag along with Ms. Frizzle on her many exciting adventures? I, for one, was completely jealous of her students. Learning is too often accompanied by arduous, repetitive schedules of seemingly arbitrary, tedious tasks; but with her magic bus, Ms. Frizzle actually made […]

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