About service

Dec 30

I’m here not to change the world, but to serve the world. When you want to change the world, you take a burden of changing, and a responsibility of changing, and that can be stressful. When you are serving the world, you do your best and that’s it.” -Satish Kumar, former Jain Monk in conversation […]

Employment

Dec 30

I always appreciate the opportunity to be involved at the beginning of a project. In 2016, I worked with Dr. William McIver Jr., Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair on funding proposals for various projects happening at the Mobile First Technology Initiative at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). […]

Turns of phrase

Dec 13

Redundant expressions and phrases that drop the average level of intelligence in the room. Advance planning To plan something is not to do ‘the thing’, whatever it is. To plan is to think it through, to identify necessary resources and even to put them in place, to consider variables, and to develop strategies that will  […]

With affection: Hair product aplenty

Dec 9

I sang with the Thomists for the St. Thomas University (STU) Christmas formal last night. The self-grooming quotient was high, and there was the usual ratio of adorable couples, showboats, and abandoned high heels by the end of the first set. For the first time that I can remember in many years of doing this […]