reflecting on my core values, and shamelessly self promoting myself. I'm on a podcast, got interviewed for a sweet new website, I opened a store online, and I'm teaching a workshop on comic making!
Apparently electricians are crazy. They work with electricity, a dangerous form of energy that can kill you! They magically put life into things and go home at the end of the day as though they are JUST average bears. They risk their lives, so the rest of the world can have lights on at night … Continue reading ELECTRIC SHOCK AND HOW TO AVOID IT
I’m working under the 500kv lines. Atop a mountain looking over the mainland this time. Above the city of Coquitlam. I can look across the way and imagine the outline of the water treatment plant I was working on a few months back. Mostly I just see the mountains of trees yonder, with a clear … Continue reading WORKING UNDER INDUCTION
When I plan my day, I have the distant future imbeded in my peripheral vision. When I walk the dog, I look ahead of me down the side walk, and I march her along next to me, like a slave driver. She is good to me, my dog. She reminds me there are other directions. … Continue reading Tunnel Vision
Out on the work site, up a ladder, I'm wiring an LCC panel. The print is easy to follow, and all the cables are well labeled so my mind is able to drift around in thought. I'm thinking about AED's (automated external defibulators). In my electrical apprenticeship program, it was stressed repeatedly, (and this question … Continue reading First Aid, AED’s and Electrocution