Operation Morning Light: A Code Name for Radioactive Debris Collection

I have a story to tell you, but it goes back a few years, so make yourselves comfortable. It starts forty years ago this month, in January 1978, when the Russian satellite Cosmos 954 exploded on re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. It sent debris flying over 124,000 square kilometres of the northern part of the […]

How to Survive the Drive from Edmonton, Alberta to San Jose, California

Every year since 2009 I have driven from Edmonton, Alberta to San Jose, California in the winter, and then I do the journey in reverse each spring.  I don’t rush. I mostly keep to the speed limits (give or take about five miles per hour), I don’t drive in bad weather if I can help […]