Basset Hound or Border Collie? Not all kids are the same. Be Kind.

I am writing this post because it is important that we all remember that families come in all sorts and sizes and how they hunker down to do social distancing is not the same for everyone. I have seen some excellent but also a few trite posts about how to entertain your kids during this … Continue reading Basset Hound or Border Collie? Not all kids are the same. Be Kind.

Albertans In Their Own Words- Thoughts on Wexit, Canada, and Western Alienation

Last week I asked friends, family, and the public on Facebook if they wanted to share their thoughts and feelings about Alberta’s place in Canada after the federal election. I thought Canadians might prefer to hear from regular Albertans rather than the usual voices on mainstream media. It is a very brave thing for people … Continue reading Albertans In Their Own Words- Thoughts on Wexit, Canada, and Western Alienation

The Eleventh Hour – Digging Past Partisan Memes and Mantras Before You Vote

The primary objective of this blog is energy literacy. The period leading up to this election, then, has brought some good news. Everyone is talking about climate change and the energy industry. Yet some of the memes and mantras circulating are superficial and misleading, even if they do resonate with us. I get it. We … Continue reading The Eleventh Hour – Digging Past Partisan Memes and Mantras Before You Vote

Courting the Apocalypse – How Disaster Movies Can Ease our Despair

I have an un-natural obsession with apocalyptic stories - movies and books. My husband pokes fun at me for it - even though he often settles in to watch too. I am not alone, clearly, looking at the box office numbers. Why is it we are drawn to them? I have often wondered about this … Continue reading Courting the Apocalypse – How Disaster Movies Can Ease our Despair

Should Your Next Vehicle be Electric?

Should you invest in an electric vehicle “EV” to work on your personal greenhouse gas emissions? Or stick with your gasoline powered internal combustion engine – your “ICE”? If you plan to charge it up off the provincial electric grid – then it depends where you live in Canada. If you plan to install your … Continue reading Should Your Next Vehicle be Electric?

Failing Statistics – Twice – and Finding My Way

During my undergraduate years in chemical engineering, I failed Statistics. Twice. And it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I failed the first time somewhere in my early years. I don't remember why - likely I spent too much time in the pub. However, the second time, I took a … Continue reading Failing Statistics – Twice – and Finding My Way