Gear Review: NANOspikes

After two long walks wearing NANOspikes on icy pathways, our first impressions are highly favourable. Fit is not quite forgiving as other Kahtoola producsts, so try before you buy, if possible. Given the one year warranty, it’ll be interesting to see how they hold up over the coming years.


Nearby Nature – January 2015

The start of a New Year seems an ideal time to start a new blogging habit. So for 2015 I’m adding a new monthly blog post to the mix. The inspiration for this new series is a recently published paper titled One thousand good things in nature: Aspects of nearby nature associated with improved connection…


Creativity, Connection, Collaboration

I’ve noticed that the words creativity, connection and collaboration seem to be grouped together in a lot of different contexts these days: the workplace, schools, politics and even everyday life. My 2014 Beakerhead experience prompted me to consider the threads of creativity, connection and collaboration in my day-to-day activities. For the past few months, I’ve…


2014 Lego Holiday Sets

As in 2013, Lego offered two holiday “bonus” sets in 2014: one in October and one for “Brick” Friday in November. Mr. GeoK timed his online Christmas Lego shopping to take advantage of both offers. K and I sat down to build them one Sunday morning in December, starting with set 40106 – a mini…