Geek on Wheels

Random rolling ruminations

Invictus 2017 and a brush with royalty

The Invictus Games. This was an event I had to be involved in for many reasons. I just didn’t expect it to end with a once in a lifetime event. I won’t bore you with how I got involved, the training or how everything went right on the IT Help Desk side of the games. We were bored, which was good as everything worked as it should and very little.. Read More

A dream comes true…now the hard work begins

I’ve tried to write this post for a while now, but I’ve had a lot of trouble expressing how important this is to me. How do you capture, distill and share the emotions of getting back to something you love when you thought it was done forever? Well, let’s start with a classic. Keep it simple stupid (yes stupid would be me). I rode. It’s that simple. I rode. I had two short.. Read More

Part of paralysis I never expected – pain

I’ll be honest as I write this one tonight. I’m doing this to distract myself. I’ve probably written a similar post in the past, but right now I don’t care. I don’t care if this one doesn’t get as many views as my last (thanks for that everyone btw). So, I won’t blame you if you skip this one and I apologize in advance if there is a slight tone.. Read More

Disabled from the eyes of youth – their perspective

A few months ago, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law shared a story about their son Liam, who just turned 5 not long ago. They were showing him pictures from their wedding and he stopped them when he saw a picture of me. Their wedding was in July of 2010, just a few months after my second spinal cord surgery, which we thought had been a complete success. They asked me to.. Read More

A picture of a storm is worth five headaches to come

Yep…been a while again. I’m working on it. Last night we had the first real good dumping of snow to hit Toronto this year. It wasn’t a massive storm by any measurable level, but as the first good dumping, you know it was going to bring the Monday morning work rush to a standstill. It’s a day that virtually guarantees I’ll be working from home and I often joke with.. Read More

A Geek’s look at Coke “Life”

So. Coca-Cola Life. Ok let’s get this out-of-the-way right off the top. I am a Coca Cola connoisseur. It comes from growing up as a full on geek, where we would finish off entire 2 litre bottles EACH of it during an all night RPG session. Hey, you try to be the storyteller for a Vampire: The Masquerade game that started at 4pm and is still going strong at 4am.. Read More

The Wheelchair Challenge – how would your workplace do?

The summer of 2016 has come to a close and it was a break from blogging for me, but I’ve been working on a few ideas and projects during that time. One of them has come to a great conclusion in the form of my first Wheelchair Challenge with Stantec, a major design and architectural firm in Toronto (and globally). A few brave souls from their staff volunteered to take part in.. Read More

Dear Mr. Trump – Accessibility is not charity

WARNING! Language to follow! Ok, once more bear with me. I’ve tried. I’ve REALLY tried to not be political in my blogging. This hasn’t always been easy, as my friends will snicker and choke knowing that I am an incredibly opinionated bleeding red Liberal (not to confuse my American readers, the colour for the left and right are reversed north of the border). I’ve never met a debate I’m not tempted.. Read More