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

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

Buckle Up for Broncos – Wear a Green Jersey and then Become “that” Parent

By all means, wear Green for the Broncos this weekend. But do something else too please - buckle up! I am talking about all those sports road trips in tour buses. Seriously, just put on your seatbelt. I’m talking to you – parents. Then have your child put hers on too. Here in Fort McMurray, … Continue reading Buckle Up for Broncos – Wear a Green Jersey and then Become “that” Parent