My Journal

Traditionally, I used to journal a lot about training and racing, and have always randomly written about what comes to mind. Lately, I’ve begun to focus more on the issue of personal change and embracing minimalism. Anyway, really, this is just a place where I scribble the odd thought.

Training with Real Power

I’m back

Progressing to Simple

Gut Instincts


Cemetery Dislocation

A Good Start to 2017

Animal Arbitrariness

Baby Steps

2016 ~ a brief recap

Christmas 2016

Hope and Optimism



Donald Trump is saving me at least $1200

A Victoria birthday weekend with a (better) half

Should Pit Bulls be banned?

Blogging renovation part 4; Contractor

2016 BMO Vancouver Marathon; a brief report

It’s all over but the marathon

We’re easily sold a bill of racist (and other BS) goods

Blogging renovation part 3: Revelation

A considerably smaller BC speed limit cash grab

Blogging renovation part 2: Middle

2015 Scotia Half race report

A long overdue update

Blogging renovation part 1: Genesis

2015, the year of the half

One down, eleven to go

A good start


2014 in review

All I want for Christmas …

The awkward relationship between the BC SPCA and meat

Darby; a dog’s life in pictures

2014 Victoria Granfondo; riding ugly

A fine BCPSEA and BCTF mess

Brody the rescue dog

2014 Sun Run report and thoughts

2014 Pacific Populaire ride report and quarter pole assessment

2014 St. Patrick’s Day 5k

2014 Dirty Duo 15k trail race

Planned races for 2014

BC speed limits and cash grabs

2014 Chilly Chase 15k

When the treatment causes the pain

Meet the new year, (not the) same as the old year

Making sense of Christmas

December 2nd was wireless carrier freedom day … sort of

The way she probably wanted to go

Devastating news far too soon

A tale of two pass-cards

I thought this season would be different

5 Peaks Alice Lake 2013

My funky foot part three; becoming a runner again

The so-so Vancouver Marathon marketing customer experience

My funky foot part two; a holding pattern

Rosenfeld Media Toronto UX workshops

Designing with Agile with Anders Ramsay

Adaptable Information Architecture with Lou Rosenfeld

Do-it-yourself Usability Testing with Steve Krug

Detesting Lance Armstrong: Why it’s not about the dope


Roger Waters breathes new life into 33 year old Wall

Why anti-cyclists have it wrong

My funky foot part one; symptoms and diagnosis

Veggie bouquets and animal brickbats for the Canadian Red Cross

Kicking cancer’s ass

Seasonal wishes for religion, animals and greed

Crossing the line from Twitter to email

5 Peaks Buntzen Lake race report

Grieving GranFondo

5 Peaks Whistler (Blackcomb) race report

5 Peaks Mt. Seymour: not a race report

The CBC supports animal cruelty, Calgary style

2011 Scotiabank Half race report

5 Peaks SFU Enduro race report

2011 BMO Vancouver half race report

5 Peaks Golden Ears race report

Pacific Populaire 100k ride

Vancouver bike lane Nazis

St. Patrick’s Day 5k race report

Expedia provides customer experience from hell

First Half race report: more questions than answers

Sled dog cull outrage reveals our complicated relationship with animals

2011 Steveston Ice Breaker race report

Vegan transition year-end nutrition gut check

Becoming vegetarian again and other lifestyle changes

Bad behaviour? Blame people, not social web tools

Persona non grata in the United States of America

Vancouver Marathon half marathon race report

Getting to the thesis research

Clearing cobwebs and groinal eggplants

Is cloud computing still blue sky?

Anticipating intentions and meeting expectations

Grokking the literature review

Defining thesis research questions

Pondering the thesis

Can you really design experience?

2009 Boston Marathon race report

The week before Boston: taper, travel and hotel woes

Poor experience takes away from nonprofits

Learning to write in a changing, digital world

Ridiculous rollovers add nothing

Reflection and philosophy

The folly of free

When delivery method and subject matter are the same

Grappling with the reality of always-on

Serious barriers to going open

Writing collaboratively with Skype chat and Google Docs

I’m a citation weakling

Testing designs on non-functional prototypes

Will post-sec embrace the open social?

Residency wrap

The web as a research tool

One gigantic learning cycle experiment

Online constructivism

Team dynamics

Taming an MBTI beast

First impressions of Royal Roads University

Masters blogging

Digital rights and access under assault

Canned responses to C-61 letters

Does tech make us stupid, or just rude?

A reversable food crisis