The Tyranny of Paper

Students in my board collect over 17,000 sheets of paper in handouts in their k-12 school careers. Most Canadian schools are probably similar... Every piece of finished paper has measurable environmental costs: http://bit.ly/p9wpqq We burn a 60 watt light bulb continuously for 159.1 years so that we can hand out…

Tiger Pre-Flight Checks

I've never monkeyed with the suspension on the Tiger, but since I'm a 250lber and I ride 2-up with my son who's an easy 130lbs, I thought I'd look into setting the suspension before our 1500km round-Huron trip.A kindly Dubliner on Triumphrat had a copy of the owner's manual page that…

Appliances & Commitment

Car companies use special effects to show what  their cars can't do.  This only underlines the absurdity of it all I'm having trouble enjoying car ads.  I've always loved cars since I was a kid, but when I'm watching ads that show driving a car on the road as some kind of noble physical pursuit…

Learning Without A Safety Net

As a learner I tend to have problems following curriculum (I have trouble following it as a teacher too).  For me, learning is a challenging, self-directed, non-linear activity.  It's a delight  when you have that eureka moment and frustrating when you're can't grasp a concept because you don't have enough…
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