To compensate for the lack of articles I've been posting on this website, here are two links to recent pieces (click on the titles below for access) I've written about topics/experiences that form a fundamental part of my life (outside of AUVs!):
1. HCLN Yearbook 2018 - Finding My Voice - I've been an Adult Literacy Tutor with the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN) for almost ten years now. Here in Halifax, public libraries offer free tutoring for adults (age 19+) who have been out of school for at least one year and who do not have a high school diploma. On page 22 of the yearbook, I've written about my feelings as a tutor and why I think this program is so important. (I love clichés - they're clichés for a reason! - so here's a great one for the occasion: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.")
2. Science connections - This summer, I spent three weeks in Cabo Verde, a small island nation on the west coast of Africa. Although short, my experience there was so memorable that I want to share it with everyone, but I'm still undecided on how to best achieve this. Meanwhile, you can read a bit about it and see some (amazing) photos in a news article published by Dalhousie University.
View into what must be one of the most beautiful places on Earth
(Ribeira da Torre, Santo Antão, Cabo Verde)
I definitely did not foresee being so long between posting updates. Unfortunately, I had thought that Fall 2017 would be a "little training cruise" - take (and teach) some courses, do some research, and in between, double the size of this website. However, this turned out not to be the case. Since I'm also working on a paper (more like a lengthy treatise at this point), I'm also hesitant to post too much before I've finished writing. Regardless, in the coming days I will be posting some new graphics and thoughts about AUV technology, in particular. Finally, thank you for visiting - although I haven't worked on this site for many weeks, my following has actually increased - so either there are lots of tech geeks out there or lots of spambots. I'm hoping the former.
*Sulu, in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Though (almost) ever-present on my mind, I haven't updated this site for over a month. My excuses: study-related travel, summer (a very short season in Nova Scotia), and preparing a new course for Dalhousie students: FIGS 0004: The Ocean. In a shameless act of self-promotion**, I've created a short description about the unique benefits of this course here, or you can shortcut directly to the website here.
*I decided to continue the Star Trek theme for update titles - hey, if the shoe fits...
**Seriously, though, the themes for this course are very closely related, and there are many resources and ideas that I haven't had a chance to migrate to this site - so check it out!
Lately, I've been working on re-organizing the structure of this website so it makes more sense, as I sort of jumped into this and made up the structure as I went. This work, coupled with travel and paper writing, means that I haven't been able to post nearly as much as I'd like. Please bear with me, as I promise I do have much more to add! And as always, your ideas and input are welcome.
*Yes, TNG is unquestionably the best.