I Remember the Day my Best Friend ‘came out’ to Me
I think it was in 1985 — I can’t be sure though — it was a really long time ago. We had been friends for quite awhile — since high school. I had been to his home many times and he to mine. We traveled on high school trips together. We played Friday night pick-up hockey at 11:30 pm. I had been to his family ranch outside of Calgary a number of times. We did lots of stuff together. Great friendship.
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I’m a Bit of a Science Geek
My children might argue that it’s more than a “bit”. I really love how science consistently works to validate ideas and increase our understanding of the world. And I love how it actually creates more questions than it answers — Science is a never-ending series of inquiries that delve deeper and deeper into areas of discovery.
Here’s a sprinkling of my passion for Science:
- My first degree was in Zoology;
- I was a Chemistry, Science and Math teacher;
- I enjoy reading all kinds of science articles and watching YouTube clips from people like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson;
- The study of brain biology and how it relates to learning fascinates me;
Public schools have been around since the mid 1800’s in our province. They have been a critical part of our societal fabric for a very long time. We knew that a strong public education system was critical to the health and success of our province. I found out some time ago with intrigue that Saanich was actually one of the first established school districts in the province. How cool is that? We were a trend setter here on the peninsula!