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A wolf among the lambs: Riding Harleys in Niagara

A wolf among the lambs: Riding Harleys in Niagara

Those who know me well likely consider me a bit of a riding snob. Since getting my license (and occasionally before) I have always ridden sportbikes. I enjoy the video-game-like sensation of staying hyper-alert, body poised for quick reaction, zooming and dancing up...
Looking Forward to GROWing

Looking Forward to GROWing

Vancouver is the scene of a wonderfully diverse and burgeoning technology economy.  One effort I am making to shepherd this along is with a film I’ve been producing in partnership with the Vancouver Film School, Microsoft Canada, BCTIA, VEDC, and BC Innovation...

I’ve been busy

But I have actually been blogging.  Cheating on you, in fact, by writing over at the AppSocial web site.. which is our startup. Here are two articles from Today, even: The iPhone has leapfrogged Windows Mobile Bang for the buck How did the City of Vancouver spend a...

Ian Bell on the CBC reading William Markle Pecover

If you read this year’s Remembrance Day posts [1,2] you will be familiar with the passage that I read on air for CBC’s On the Coast on November 11th.  My Great Grandfather survived Vimy Ridge largely unscathed, until he went back there in the 1980s and...

William Markle Pecover – On Being Bombed in Britain

In the second of this series honouring Remembrance Day, my Great Grandfather William Markle Pecover submitted a very angry piece to Winnipeg’s daily Free Press Evening Bulletin, forerunner of the Winnipeg Free Press, which published the story on Sept. 22, 1917. ...

William Markle Pecover – Memory of Vimy Ridge

In Honour of Canadian Remembrance Day, which honours the Armistice of November 11, 1918 and the service of soldiers before and since that bloody war, I am republishing two excerpts from the collected memoirs of my Great Grandfather, a veteran of two world wars, and in...