Author Archives: Richard

2013 Grand Prix du Canada

Since I joined the Motorsport Club of Ottawa in 1997, I have wanted work at the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. In our club’s 50th Anniversary book, there were many photos of MCO members working at the … Continue reading

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I did something stupid

Tonight I did something potentially stupid, but it was awesome. As I was leaving the office (March at Terry Fox: map) this evening around 8:30 PM I heard a noise in the area beside the building and it sounded like … Continue reading

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Drove to Nova Scotia

I spent this past weekend helping move my mom from St. Thomas, Ontario back to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The major task was to drive her car down; she had hired a moving company to move the rest of her belongings. We agreed that the … Continue reading

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Planetary Conjunction

Venus at bottom, Mercury at the top, Jupiter on the left, Earth in the foreground. Four of the 7 visible planets in one shot. We won’t see a closer grouping until 2026.

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Bob Armstrong 1948-2013

I am deeply saddened by the lost of long-time racer and instructor Bob Armstrong. I had been looking forward to seeing him at the CASC-OR Race School next weekend. He was a one-of-a-kind person. He was so generous with his time at … Continue reading

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Viva Las Vegas

My good friend Don and his fiancé Ke invited Rosa and me to their wedding in Las Vegas. Rosa was not able to go due to work commitments. I almost did not go either. Three days before my flight, I hurt … Continue reading

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Six Weeks in Jakarta

In mid-January, I was asked to plan a 4-week stay in Jakarta for a project for a special customer. I would be assisted again by the Head of Sales and Ashish, a verification prime from India. As I had previous … Continue reading

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I am the zoo

I am the zoo. I’ve been working at the Museum Transportasi at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in Jakarta, Indonesia for the last week. Every day there are scores of people visiting the museum, and every day someone wants to take a … Continue reading

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St. Thomas

I visited St. Thomas this weekend. It was to be a visit with my mom, my youngest sister and one of my nieces. However my sister was called away to Nova Scotia at the last moment and my niece went … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt

I have to say that the simple B&W photos of Brad Pitt in the new ad campaign Chanel No. 5 perfume are fantastic. In the Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Buenos Aires), there are huge posters of the ads down the length of … Continue reading

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