Read More »Working Out at Home
It took me quite awhile to work out how to DO a home gym in a practical way that didn’t require something huge/expensive, like a squat rack. It took me a long time to get to where I’m actually happy with my overall fitness routine, and I’m actually seeing significant gains now, which tells me that I’m on the right track.
Read More »Ontario Stage II Opening
I’ve read some great stories recently about successes with the Contact Tracing in Ontario: springing wide-spread testing on whole buildings where you know there was a case, to catch anyone else who might be infected before it spreads further.
Read More »SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch: tomorrow
There hasn’t been anything like this IN MY LIFETIME, humans boarding a new rocket to space for the first time. And IMPORTANTLY, under the new “NASA is just a commercial customer” scheme, anyone (rich enough) can book tickets to space.
Read More »The New Normal
Ontario is making some very small moves to “open up” the economy again, because we are seeing consistent downward trends in the number of new cases & deaths. That’s great, and I’m super happy about the finally declining numbers (only several weeks later than I predicted), but what’s the new normal actually going to be LIKE?
Read More »Painting Process
Most of my paintings to date are basically paint-by-numbers, trying to fill in the various areas with color & texture that makes them match the target image. It’s inexact, and especially for texture, there is a lot of experimentation and failure (see: water for The Return), but it’s typically fun, and progress is fast – the entire painting can be done in 3-5 two hour sessions, each of which adds satisfying levels of new awesomeness.
Read More »Coronavirus Ontario Long Tail & Reopening Thoughts
Lots of people are talking now about when and how we’re going to be able to unlock and get “back to normal”, so I figured I’d join that chorus.
Read More »Paintings on Canvas: Outbreak & The Return
After my last two attempts, I decided that I’ve become skilled enough to stop painting on art paper, and move to actual canvas.
Read More »Ontario Coronavirus Futures
Today’s disturbing Ontario numbers – 380 new cases – have to be understood in the ‘more testing’ context, obviously wider testing is going to uncover newer/more cases. What’s ALARMING about the number isn’t so much the size, as the fact that the test positive rate was so high.