Author Archives: klidston

Savage Pete

When Vancouver hosted the Olympics, students at UBC got a two week reading break since the school arena was hosting some of the hockey. Many students took advantage of the double long break to head off on adventures. Myself and … Continue reading

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Galloping Goose!

As a child, word of the Galloping Goose evoked magical pictures in my mind. Awkward aviary ambling ardently along with flightless wings flapping foolishly. (I worked on that sentence a bit.) Truly though, I’d imagine it was named for a … Continue reading

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Practice makes perfect

I’ve developed a new habit. It’s not so much new as it is a variation on the old. It’s spending excessive time on the internet. Except NOW instead of re-reading webcomic archives and watching funny youtube videos, I practice math … Continue reading

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Privilege

I’m just starting to learn about privilege in a social justice class, . I found this article recently called “The Distress of the Privileged.” It is written more so to minoritized groups, but reading it helped me understand my privilege … Continue reading

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Dreams Dashed!

So the one run I’ve done so far for this triathlon training caused knee twinges by the end of 20 minutes (I did a walk/run at a 1:1 ratio). I also started feeling the odd twinge while cycling to or … Continue reading

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“Swimming”

I suppose I shouldn’t put quotes around the word, since I’m pretty sure I managed to do a reasonable facsimile of backstroke and breaststroke. Considering that for most of the time I was attempting front crawl though… Coordinating my arms … Continue reading

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Bike-venture!

I have not exercised since mid-June. My five-week live-in job as staff on the Laval University campus of Shad Valley didn’t present many opportunities for free time, let alone exercise, and my two days off were spent in blissful uninterrupted … Continue reading

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