Tag Archives: Life

The role of luck in life success

“In the last few years, a number of studies and books…. have suggested that luck and opportunity may play a far greater role than we ever realized, across a number of fields, including financial trading, business, sports, art, music, literature, … Continue reading

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Confessions of an ADD scientist

I have very deep admiration for scientists who attack a subject from numerous angles, and persist for years or decades, perhaps even a full career unravelling the mysteries of a particular system. Charles Darwin comes to mind, of course, although … Continue reading

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Pet peeves: The increasing list of things that annoys me as I become a grumpier old man.

The other day I got myself in the unenviable position of having to wait for a BC Ferry from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to Nanaimo for four hours. I missed the 5 o’clock ferry by minutes, and then the … Continue reading

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When is the time right for retirement?

Fourteen months ago I retired at the age of 65 from my position as Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia. It was with some trepidation I did so, because in addition to retiring, I also moved with my … Continue reading

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About me

I was born in Norrköping in southeastern Sweden, and it was there I developed my interest in nature. At age 11, my family moved to Piteå, a small town on the Gulf of Bothnia coast in northern Sweden known to … Continue reading

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