Category Archives: General News

Of books and Leadership

Rudi Giuliani’s book Leadership has a section on need to getting into the habit of teaching yourself. From an educators point of view he has a great line about having a good understanding of ‘first principles’ as a way to guard against getting ‘dupped’.

Several times during his own book he quotes other texts that influenced him. Including at least 2 books on Winston Churchill. Noteably Churchill A Biography by Roy Jenkins
(Format: Trade Paperback · Published: October 2002ISBN: 0452283523 · Published By: Plume)

Canada Relies on Allies for Air Support

When Canadian forces in Kandahar come under attack, the skies above are quickly abuzz with the distinct hum of the Royal Air Force’s Harrier jets carrying 45-kilogram bombs.
When Canadian forces in Kandahar come under attack, the skies above are quickly abuzz with the distinct hum of the Royal Air Force’s Harrier jets carrying 45-kilogram bombs.Without aircraft of its own in Afghanistan, Canada must rely on other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization coalition for air support.”The Canadians are one of our biggest customers at the moment,” said Flight Lieutenant Scott Williams, a 29-year-old Harrier pilot from Wales.globeandmail.com : Canadians look up, way up, for support

Respect needs more than a flag

From Lewis MacKenzie in the globeandmail.com

I leave it to a Canadian soldier to have the final word. Having served in Afghanistan, he called in to a Toronto talk show on Sunday just after I had finished my interview. I wish I had recorded his name. To paraphrase, he said, “We wear the Canadian flag on the sleeve of our uniform, we salute it every day in theatre and if we are killed, it drapes our coffin. That is how the flag respects us. If the public wants to show its respect for us, give us the funding, the equipment, the training and the support to do the job you order us to do.”

I wish I had said it that well.

Amen, brother.

Support you Local Sheriff

Put your hand up for things you believe in.

There is couple James Garner movies that I just love – Support you Local Gunfighter and Support your Local Sheriff so I use that title as a segway to supporting my favorite things

I just recently joined the Conversations Network as a Donor because I use so much of the material from IT Conversations for personal and professional learning.

As a big user of podcasts I also donate to Slash Dot Review and TWIT

Recent appeals by other organizations have caught my eye including Creative Commons and Wikipedia

And there is a Federal Election happening in Canada so I have Chosen to support the party of my choice.

Welcome to My Site

Welcome to my Site. This will hold my personal content on various isssues.

With all the great Web 2.0 tools my content has been splashed at various sites include .Mac, Bloglines, Flickr,del.ico.us. So I am hoping to get is all tied together here.

With all the great Web 2.0 tools my content has been splashed at various sites include .Mac, Bloglines, Flickr,del.ico.us. So I am hoping to get is all tied together here.