A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!

I drafted this post back in June when I was actually in Panama but I never finished it...until now. Better late then never? I'm in Panama for a conference and of course I had to escape from the conference venue to go see the Panama Canal while I was here. I had some unscheduled time … Continue reading A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!

Unglamorous Travel: Vancouver Edition

Seems I struck a chord with my recent post on the unglamorous side of travel, so I figured I would write one based on the trip I'm just got back from. My "unglamorous" experiences on this trip weren't traumatizing like my last trip, so I'm not complaining at all. Nonetheless, it still falls decidedly short of the sort of travel experiences that typically make it to social media. All the more reason to share, I guess. πŸ™‚

Facebook use: less is more (for me)

Facebook has a long track record and sordid history of abusing their users' trust and privacy, including the most recent and egregious cases currently making headlines with Cambridge Analytica as well as election meddling in the US and Britain. As if that wasn't enough, it then came to light that they have also been tracking … Continue reading Facebook use: less is more (for me)

Enough is enough – it’s time to do something about the epidemic of US mass shootings

I normally do not post certain types of things on my blog or on social media, like political messages, but today I feel compelled. I've been thinking for the last few days about the most recent school shooting in Parkland, and my overwhelming emotion right after grief is rage. I am so angry it makes … Continue reading Enough is enough – it’s time to do something about the epidemic of US mass shootings