With the winter season around the corner, and the pandemic spreading ever wider, here are some ideas for virtual activities with the grands! — Read on sixtyandme.com/virtual-activity-ideas-with-grandchildren/
From #MeToo and Lean In to open offices and remote work, the workplace has transformed many times over in the past two and half decades. Let’s take a look at how we got here. — Read on http://www.fastcompany.com/90558785/the-25-best-and-worst-work-trends-of-the-past-25-years
Social media friends & followers I was curious to put my experiences on social media down on paper as another blogger asked me about posting blogs to different platforms. I have also reflected on the pros and cons of the social media platforms I use. Most of my friends are on Facebook so it is… Read More My Social Media Experiences
I recently sold my condo in Vancouver and moved to Courtenay BC. I although I had stayed in Courtenay for a few weeks last year, I did not realize how noisey and busy it had become compared to paradise. (Hornby Island) Ironically, Vancouver became considerably quieter with Covid-19. Traffic was down by about 80%. Everything… Read More Turning down the heat.
Things dramatically took a turn after the stock market meltdown—in the wake of the financial crisis. Over 10 years later, a large portion of the American population has still not fully recovered. — Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/02/21/the-reasons-behind-the-unhealthy-rise-in-incivility-during-the-interview-process/amp/ Anyone glad they are not working any more? I see a trend toward decreasing civility in general and I… Read More The Reasons Behind The Unhealthy Rise In Incivility During The Interview Process
E-bikes are complex topic due to the multiple technical specifications and types of e-bikes. The short story is to read the research before shopping. I have listed a couple of sites that have reviews with or without rating by users. Once you see the best bikes, you can narrow it down by price, size,… Read More Ebike reviews and vendors v2
I have discovered a variety of ebikes on Hornby. I have been chatting with local ebike users locally to find out what brands they are using. One local user told me that e-bikes are hard to brake and another person (female) said she had frequently fallen off. What has been your experience? I see men riding… Read More E-bikes vendors and reviews
What Canada’s last energy transition can teach us about the next one — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5222259 Another example of social change or not!
More than a bold experiment in representational sleight of hand, ‘Orange’ changed TV forever. — Read on time.com/5631804/orange-is-the-new-black-season-7-legacy/ This is not so much a review of a show but a commentary on societal change.
This is a pretty interesting view of my readership all over the world. Its an example of the power social media. The other countries had 1 or 2 viewers. United States 2330 Canada 2203 India 642 United Kingdom 140 Philippines 107 Mexico 39 Australia 35 Ireland 34 Portugal 24 New Zealand 18 France… Read More International Readership of my blog
My thoughts about Facebook communication on Hornby Island Current Situation There are some novel communication methods on Hornby Island. One of the traditional methods is a weekly printed newsletter called the First Edition sold at one the two stores. Quaint is the adjective that comes to mind. It is printed in a style and font… Read More Facebook as City Hall
I left health care in 2017, as a result of having gotten a teaching certificate in 1970, I have gotten certified as a teacher. Its been a steep learning curve. Outline How to qualify Courses Cost/Benefit Jobs Time Chinese culture Tech support/.Zoom App Student assessment Lesson plans on line Lessons learned/surprises 1. How to qualify… Read More Reflections on Teaching English as a second language
Just discovered uploading from my eye phone. How easy was that!!!!
This is my first Christmas on Hornby Island after past Christmases at Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Phoenix Ottawa and Vancouver. This will be a very different Christmas. This morning the power went out for the third time since I came in June. By now I have acquired both candles and the skills to start a… Read More Merry Christmas from Hornby Island
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