Thursday, January 15, 2004

Greetings from Macon, GA.

I'm here ahead of a "Train-the-trainer" session on the SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard for faculty and staff of Stratford Academy.

Today I learned that 20 minutes isn't enough time to make a connection in Atlanta when landing in Terminal A and departing from Terminal D -- it was close, but they'd "just closed the door" when I got to the gate (10 minutes ahead of scheduled departure), and there was no way they were letting me on the plane.

The good news is that it's not that far a drive from Atlanta to Macon, and my good friends @ Budget had a one-way rental for me ;-)

On the school front I'm really enjoying the readings and discussions in CTL 1922, this semester's course at OISE/UT. This week's readings relate to research design methodologies, communities of practice and knowledge-building environments. The foundations for the rest of the course and fascinating stuff.

Also busy on the home front.... We've made a conditional offer on a residence in Victoria which has been accepted.

As always, watch this space for updates.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

Greetings from Victoria.

As Martha's been telling those on the mainland all day: "We're now Islanders."

We had a chance today to explore some parts of the city and check on real estate. There are some nice places for sale in the city, and the distances don't seem very daunting when compared to what one'll typically travel to and fro in YYC. Also pleased to report that Sam had a chance to take a dip in the Juan De Fuca Strait.

Ventured up to the top o' Bear Mountain today. It's a beautiful place, but I don't think that commuting is something I'd like to do from there. Of course if all I'm concerned about in the way of business is my tee time, then it'd be a done deal.

And while I may be ready for semi-retirement, my "significant Islander" isn't quite.