The College of the North Atlantic recently ran an advertising campaign showcasing how their students gain hands-on experience while studying. The below ad, however, is slightly ambiguous ... or at least I thought it was.
Saturday, 30 March 2013
What exactly is a layoff? Is it only a raised middle finger, wrapped up in terms like "outsourced", and "long-term business strategy"? Is it a crisis, or is it something more? Whatever it is, it can be a hard pill to swallow, even if it is printed on a pink slip of paper.
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Last Wednesday was Anti-Bullying Day in Canada. My place of work was filled with pink “Bullying Stops Here” stickers. These stickers could be found everywhere from coats to cubicles. They were also found in less conventional places...
Sunday, 24 February 2013
As a nostalgic gamer, I deliberately seek out older games that I enjoyed years ago as opposed to the latest games with the latest graphics. Being a big fan of the original Warcraft games, Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft 3 (2003) was a logical addition to my PC game library. What was not as logical was the game’s end user licence agreement…
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
“Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.” – Martha Moody, Best Friends
To fight the common cold, using every available drug known to man is probably not recommended. Similarly, if you are concerned about computer viruses, downloading every antivirus program you can find is not advisable. Sadly, I speak from experience.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
But Jesus answered, "If they keep quiet, these stones will start shouting." - Luke 19:40
What is that horrible noise? After taking a seat on the bus this afternoon, my ears were attacked by what some might call singing. Out of morbid curiosity, I looked around for the source. What I found was an individual who was putting as much effort into dancing as he was into his singing. It looked like he was auditioning for Canadian Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Canada at the same time! Sitting on the bus, I assumed the role of Simon Cowell. I was annoyed by my lack of a buzzer.
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Following a late lunch, the Missus and I visited our local pet store. The small shop was swarming with people trying to get a glimpse of three cute kittens. After finally seeing what all the fuss was about, and realising that the store carried more than adorable kittens, we ventured further … and discovered this:
Monday, 13 August 2012
Taiwan is only a memory away. With the diversity of folk and festivals in St. John's, the memories are coming thick and fast. The problem with my memories of Taiwan is that they tend to be Utopian, drawing me into a life that never was. How do I accept my new reality when I keep looking back, longing for a situation that did not exist?