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Innovation magazine, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

From 2015 to 2017, I  managed and edited the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (formerly APEGBC) magazine, Innovation. View past editions View association news articles I wrote for APEGBC News.

Chanterelle mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of a mycorrhizal fungus. Photo © Charle de Mille-Isles via flickr/Creative Commons

Scooping the dirt on soil

November 29—Celebrating a three-tined tribute to the stuff that makes gardens grow seems odd at this time of year. But Global Soil Week, punctuates the end of the U.N.’s International Year of Soils and ends in a trifecta with Saturday’s World Soil Day, relates as much to winter here as Read more →

Seeing a patient. Photo © Seattle Municipal Archives

Hollywood dramas influence real-world medical practice

I recently asked Nature Boy when he had last seen a doctor. He answered, “Not since the final season of House M.D.” Other British Columbians share a similar rate of exposure to medical practice. Most of us are more familiar with characters who take medical license on TV than with Read more →

Carolling. Photo © Dwight Sipler, via flickr and creative commons

Consider the messages in holiday carols played in minor keys

“This qualifies as a barbaric cultural practice,” Nature Boy said the other day when we were grocery shopping. “I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels deep and lasting psychological distress at being subjected to holiday carols non-stop from November 1 through December.” He paused to survey the candy-cane Read more →

Museum Artifact Labels, Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Defenders Exhibit Canadian Museum for Human Rights This exhibit features Canadians and others who have contributed significantly to human rights through their work and personal lives. View samples of my writing for this exhibit.  

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