Phillimore Point Galiano Island Summer 2016 Bird Inventory

The following 24 birds were observed and identified at Phillimore Point on Galiano Island in British Columbia Canada during the summer of 2016. Some were spotted eating out of the feeders in my backyard garden while others were hanging out in the trees around my cabin while other seabirds were seen soaring over or floating upon the Read More …

#BookWorms & #WordNerds Unite on Galiano Island for 2016 Literary Festival

One of the most interesting events I’m involved with over here on Galiano Island is our upcoming Galiano Island Literary Festival. Last year I attended all the sessions and made photos of the author’s and guests and shared them online on behalf of the Galiano Island Books. We’re gearing up for this years festival and Read More …

Folsom California Christmas Bird Inventory 2015

The following birds were viewed and identified in Folsom, California between the dates of December 24-27, 2015. Some were spotted eating out of the feeders in my mother’s backyard garden while others were hanging out over the fence in the wetlands greenspace along the Humbug Willow Creek Trail behind her suburban home. I used The Audubon Read More …

Aerial Photography: Combining my loves for flying and making photos!

For the past few years I’ve been learning to fly airplanes. Simultaneously over same past several years there has been a revolution in powerful cameras mounted miniature remote controlled helicoptors (DRONES or DOVES) specifically in the area of aerial photography and videography.  This Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology has become cheap, user-friendly and safe. How lucky am to Read More …

What is the unique value that female artists bring to electronic dance music?

By combining ecstatic energy and feminine artistry, talented young women in the electronic dance music scene are harbingers for the emerging paradigm. Friends of mine have been working for a couple years on a feature-length documentary film about girl DJs and music producers called Amplify Her. The film is making great progress. Productions is complete Read More …

RECAP: 2015 King Fisher Galiano Island Salmon Classic Fishing Derby

Sunshine, whales, great BBQ, bonfires and winter Chinook Salmon weighing in the mid-high teens. What more could a group of fisherpeeps want? Big prize money, a bunch of money raised for charity and a fun laid-back island vibe? Yeah, the 2015 King Fisher Galiano Island Salmon Classic fishing derby at Montague Harbour Marina on Galiano Island had Read More …

Engineering Serendipity interview w/ Chris Coldewey

To say that a few things have fallen through the cracks around here over the years is a bit of an understatement. With the explosion of options for social networking, posting things online and keeping in touch w/ people there’s been many posts that I’d ‘meant to’ write that never saw the light of day. Well, Read More …

Media Literacy & Digital Storytelling Workshops w/ the Youth of Galiano & Penelakut Islands

For the past couple years I’ve been involved w/ a rad organization called AMES that provides Digital Storytelling & Media Literacy workshops & programming for school age youths. Last year we launched a project called SalishHarvest.com and this year we’ve been working on a new project called Digital Foraging. The Digital Foraging project aims to document the stories Read More …

The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

For the first time in years, I’m making some crucial updates around here. This website sat for many years, untouched. 12 years in fact since I launched this site and started blogging. It held up pretty well all things considered. It’s been online consistently since then with the exception of 2 small hacker outages. Time Read More …