An #openmiracle happened to me on Wednesday morning on my way to work. The night before was a huge snowstorm that covered much of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). The following morning the highways were cleared on my way to work. What I didn’t realize until it was too late was that the exits and […]
It’s official: after quite some time I finally became a dual United States/Canadian citizen. I moved to Canada in 2007 (married a Canadian girl and decided to take the plunge) and didn’t look back.
The process was actually a bit lengthier than I thought. First, one needed to live in Canada for 3 out of 4 years (now they’ve changed it: it’s 4 out of 6), pay $200 for an application fee (now it’s $400), pass an exam and interview exam and interview with an immigration officer.
The application was interesting in that you really needed to supply everything. It took a long while to get everything in order, from school records to ID photos to entries/exits, among other things. In the middle of the process was what was called a “questionnaire,” which essentially amounted to an application on steroids. The purpose of that “questionnaire” was to trip you up in causing you to answer different information than the application which could/would delay the process. I soon would find out that no one was immune.
This is how I feel sometimes at work (diffusing the bomb) when asked surprise questions, not respecting that full concentration is needed!
This recently came my way. Amy Dickenson apparently is a columnist for the Denver Post answering self-help questions. She’s right in this one: When you see someone down and to the ground, you have a moral obligation to help that person back on ones feet as much as possible, not avoid them. Otherwise, yes, you […]
Coming Together – Coca Cola Propaganda Commercial on Health The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial
In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon.
Monday morning, August 13, 2000. Brighton Beach at West 8th Street. My friend and I, each at the time 17 years old, went to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) to apply for the Learners Permit exam. At the time, getting those 6 points of ID was really difficult. A passport was worth 4 points, […]
Due to the space in Hong Kong, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 square foot apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls it the “Domestic Transformer.”
Taken from YouTube’s Validation video: “Validation” is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer – Kurt Kuenne. Winner – Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Winner – Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner – Audience Award, Hawaii Int’l Film Festival, Winner – Best Short […]