a confession to tech support

Roy wanted nothing more than to go home. He hated the evening-late shift that started at 4pm and hopefully ended at midnight if everything was calm. More likely than not, something would happen at 1145 and he would end up working until 2 or 4 a.m. Working technical support for an internet service was an…

Ode to the cranky man

When you wake up in the morning, do you plan to change the world but were foiled by your arch-rival? Is that is why you complain so much? While you waited in line for coffee were you planning to pay it forward and buy a hundred people their coffees but alas your nemesis had stolen…

The distributed workforce of tomorrow, today

Today’s modern teams depend on the right people to efficiently and effectively achieve success.  Sometimes those people are not readily available in your local labour market. Thankfully with the use of technology there is the option of a workforce that is distributed geographically. I have been working with distributed workers for over 20 years and…

the problem with wage equality . . . .

. . . . is that employers will pay you as little as they can. The problem with wage equality, doesn’t lie with employees but with employers. At the recommendation of a friend I have been reviewing some of Jordan Peterson’s works and found one topic particularly interesting, the issue of wage equality. One of…

parks

One of my many concerns for future generations is the future of public parks. Firstly, I firmly believe that shared spaces where all can partake in nature is a right that must continue to be elevated and supported by all levels of government and the public. Secondly, I believe that governments have an obligation to…

Getting Old Fast Now

I am not a big fan of growing old. I mean, I like the part about acquiring memories and knowledge and developing wisdom but the part about my moving parts having issues from aging, that part I do not like.  

Vulnerable Humans

It has been an interesting year for me and I have decided to share that journey because we need to talk about how vulnerable we are and about how our health care systems are limited in their capacity of diagnosis and treatment. 2 years ago. . . . About 2 years ago I started to…

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars The Last Jedi.I loved the movie. I liked how gender and appearance didn’t define or confine what the characters could accomplish. I liked how leadership, and the potential to make a difference in the universe, was coming from many different angles.  It was a refreshing look at the battle of good and evil…

fact or fiction

We have for a long time had The National Enquirers and “Professional” Wrestlers and those persons that believed that their fiction was real. Currently though this game to attract readers/viewers and therefore advertising revenue is beginning to emerge as a absolute chaos of capitalism. Everywhere you turn there are links to content that looks “real”…

Predicting the demise of Facebook

Over 5 years ago I predicted that Facebook would be gone in 5 years. It turns out that I was wrong. At the time I had looked at Facebook and saw that the features and content were so juvenile that it couldn’t possibly survive in the long run.  Just looking at the name and the…