Ford’s Election

Election – A Haiku by wristPin Beautiful leapingA sad conservative winProgressive dreams lost

Metric system

The USA, along with 40 other countries signed the the Treaty of the Meter in Paris in 1875. In the late 1960s, both the US and Canada decided that continued use of the Imperial system of measurements, or inch-pound system in the US, didn’t make sense since the rest of the world worked and lived… Continue reading Metric system

Tokyo 2019

In the fall of 2019, I travelled to Tokyo to attend some standards development meetings. At the time I left, there was no indication that the world was about to head into a pandemic. The coming storm Just before I was about to leave Canada, I learned that there was a massive typhoon headed out… Continue reading Tokyo 2019


I heard this excellent little story recently about expertise and why experts and consultants are worth what they charge.

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Paddling a canoe is one of my favourite ways to spend some time, alone or with someone. I first learned to paddle a canoe as a young Scout leader in the 1980’s in Guelph, Ontario. Another young leader, D’Arcy Grant, taught me the basics and helped me grow my skills over the years. His friendship… Continue reading Canoes