Middle-aged partner, father into road cycling, producing websites, wilderness canoeing and changing the world

I've been blogging here since 2003. Thus far the blog has covered death in the family, selling the farm, birth of a child, changing jobs, surviving the Harper era, and of course lots and lots of kilometres paddled, skiied and cycled. Sometimes I review things I acquire, and services I use. I share things I've learned about web applications, and real-life projects I've undertaken. W88I write web content and produce websites for a living.

Support me as I ride for charity. Pleasea

W88Looking for your support

We’re right into the cycling season now and it’s time for me to seek your help raising money for the Toronto Sick Kids Foundation and for Parkinson’s research at the University of Ottawa. I reckon I’m heading out into the rain for a training ride today so some moral support would come in handy. Any amount is welcome. Both are…

None of us knows when our time will come. We need to live bravely, love fiercely, and hold on to the things that matter. We need to tell those we care for how much they mean to us, and to do those things we always wanted to do.

No matter how long we have on this earth, we need to truly live.

Laurie Kingston

W88The revolution you ask for

When I was in high school studying European history we studied revolutions and explored the age-old hypotheses of whether they are brought on by rising or declining expectations. Did people come together to make change because they feared things were getting worse, or because they saw that things could get better? Take, for example my beloved home province of Ontario.…

Laurie Kingston died this week after a long struggle with breast cancer

W88Laurie Kingston

My friend of about 25 years, Laurie Kingston died this week after a long battle with breast cancer. I have boundless respect and admiration for her and she will always be a role model to me. Much has been written about her and the story I would tell involves how she forgave me for being the bad boy of her…

December 6th: post until it's fixed

W88December 6th: post until it’s fixed

I wrestled with the idea of writing yet another December 6th post. When I worked for uniondom, the copy-paste platitudes we posted every year on this date and many others really frustrated ?me. And yet here I was contemplating the same thing. And I think I decided that I would post something until the problem of male violence is fixed.…