Archive for category: Self-Cultivation

My First Documentary

My First Documentary

0 / June 23, 2012 8:38 am

I thought that the best way to learn how to shoot a documentary was to shoot a documentary. So with camera in hand, I tracked my subject, Heather Hendrie, in her attempt to build a electricity generating bike adapter. She […]

Why sports often doesn’t develop character

Why sports often doesn’t develop character

0 / June 14, 2012 10:11 pm

The word sport came from a Old French verb, desporter, meaning to divert or amuse or play. Ref a few testosterone-laden soccer games and you’ll see why the “sport of kings” originally referred to war-making. I have higher aspirations for […]

TEDxCalgary – Threads of Ideas

TEDxCalgary – Threads of Ideas

1 / May 24, 2011 10:10 am

If you haven’t heard of TED.com, it’s about time you have. It’s like finding an info desk at a vast library where you can be introduced personally to some of the incredible ideas percolating in our global culture. TED talks […]

Adaptive do-It-yourself? Or next ‘Canada’s Worst Handyman’?

Adaptive do-It-yourself? Or next ‘Canada’s Worst Handyman’?

2 / February 5, 2011 3:22 pm

There comes a time in every young man’s life when he must learn how to light a blow torch, to run stone through a wet saw, and mix cement with water. Or so I tell myself as I stumble my […]

Testing Irrational Passionate Ideas

Testing Irrational Passionate Ideas

0 / November 1, 2010 2:23 pm

What if you were seized with a crazy desire to buy a video camera and tell stories, but you don’t have a clue how to make a film let alone hold a camera? That’s the question I was faced with […]