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Category Archives: Complexity

Not Thriving, but Surviving Challenging Times

Just a reminder that this blog has moved to; http://www.cammather.com There is a new post up today at http://www.cammather.com/current-events/not-thriving-but-surviving-challenging-times If you want to continue to receive notifications of new posts, please be sure to subscribe at http://www.cammather.com. This is the 3rd and final notification that you will receive about this move. Advertisements

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And Then I Called the CEO At Home

By Cam Mather A while ago I talked about my greatest bit of activism when my daughters were younger (that post is available here.)  It involved a local water skiing night at our cottage that had been a fun event when I was young that both men and women from the Canadian Water Skiing Team …

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At War With My Hot Water Heater

By Cam Mather Alternate Blog Titles; Do we really need THAT many buckets in the living room?? or “The Dreaded Whoosh of the Hot Water Tank” I loathe my propane hot water tank. With a vengeance. When I hear it come on I feel like I’ve been kicked in the gut on one of those …

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Our eBooks Have Finally Arrived!

By Cam Mather Well it’s only taken what – 2 years? Our books are finally available as e-books! “So what took you so long?” Don’t get me started. It’s been a long and winding road. We opted to keep the e-book conversion “in house” because  I wanted to be in control of our e-books so …

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I Quit Facebook

By Cam Mather Facebook sucks! I don’t even know why I joined, but after being on it for a while, I think it really bites. Most of all, I’m creeped out by all the data Facebook keeps about me. I have no doubt there are numerous other ways I’m being tracked on the web, but …

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DVDs Still Work for Me

By Cam Mather I live near the Village of Tamworth, which is home to the greatest video establishment on the planet, “Village Video.” Tim Kidd is the owner of Village Video. I have blogged about Tim before because he is an integral part of our community. He is a volunteer firefighter. This is very important …

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And Then I Put a New Engine In It….

By Cam Mather I’ve always wanted to be one of those “guys” that just “swaps” out an engine when it’s giving him trouble. Kind of like the NASCAR pit crews after a big wreck of a crash, who are able to rebuild the car in minutes and get it back on the track after only …

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Quantum Physics and A Brief History of Time

By Cam Mather Lately I’ve been reading “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking. Oh sure, it’s pretty intellectual stuff, but that’s just me. Intellectual. I also love that ABC show called “Wipeout” where contestants get whacked with foam rubber boxing gloves and try to leap across big red rubber balls but inevitably fall …

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City Living is Like Life on a Cruise Ship

By Cam Mather As I watched the news reports last week about the cruise ship floating aimlessly with no power, I was thinking about how life in the city for most people is like living on a cruise ship. In a city, and on a cruise ship, everything is provided for you. Food, water, electricity, …

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Documentaries vs. Hands-On Workshops

By Cam Mather Recently I was invited to become involved with a documentary that is being made for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, for my American readers.) I turned them down.  It must seem weird for me to turn down a chance for shameless self-promotion but my dealings with the producer left a bad taste …

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