Perseverance & Patience

Steady on, it's not that bad.  I shall persevere! The never ending tale of Concours carburetors continues.  My most recent attempt was to check the fuel amounts in each bowl and then reinstall and test (I'm getting very quick at this). Once again the old Connie coughs and backfires and…

Right Now It’s Perfect

Over heard the other day while everyone was getting ready for the first day of school:  "It's clean, everything is where it's supposed to be, it's perfect!"I disagree.  This is as far from perfect as a school can get.  Give it a few weeks full of messy, chaotic learning and…

Niagara Falls In Winter

Niagara Falls on a quiet Sunday at the end of January.  Most photos taken with a Canon T6i using a prime lens or the stock telephoto... Except for this one, it was taken with a Ricoh ThetaV 360 camera. from Blogger https://ift.tt/38q04kO via IFTTT

Niagara Falls In Winter

Niagara Falls on a quiet Sunday at the end of January.  Most photos taken with a Canon T6i using a prime lens or the stock telephoto... Except for this one, it was taken with a Ricoh ThetaV 360 camera. from Blogger https://ift.tt/38q04kO via IFTTT

The End of Public Education

A timely article in 2019, but I originally wrote it in 2014:  https://temkblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-end-of-public-education.html   What if public education was merely the result of the need for factory workers in a newly industrialized society?  What if education has never been anything more than an expression of economic need? I was directed to…

I’m a Sponge

One of my strengths as a teacher is my overdeveloped sense of empathy.  It's also why I'm often exhausted at the end of a day.  The recent state of affairs in Ontario education has gotten to the point where I have to time my exposure to this negativity as it…

Affidavits & Broken Ownerships

The XS1100 is finally mine.  After buying it off a clueless millennial who had managed to lose all useful paperwork associated with the bike, I've been able to re-establish ownership.  Here's how you do it:In order to reconnect continuity of ownership you need to get a signed affidavit from a legal notary.…