Chris Hadfield at the Orpheum in Vancouver

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was in Vancouver tonight at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre to sing, talk, and share stories, pictures and videos of his early life, his successful launches into space and his missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He looked extremely natural and genuine on the stage, and answered questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. . . . → Read More: Chris Hadfield at the Orpheum in Vancouver

An ode to Pulp Fiction Books, and used book stores in general

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One thing I’ve always loved about Pulp Fiction Books on Main Street is the two sets of shelves that flank the front door. Each cubby hole houses two books — one facing the window, the other turned to the store. The selection of books on display seems to change pretty frequently, and often lures . . . → Read More: An ode to Pulp Fiction Books, and used book stores in general

The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book – Review

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The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

Recently I was asked by someone what book I would bring with me if I was going to be stuck on an island for eternity. I thought about it for a long while before deciding on The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book. I had toyed with the . . . → Read More: The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book – Review

Did Einstein ask questions at school? or The power of curiosity.

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In Ian Gilbert’s ‘Why Do I Need a Teacher when I’ve got Google?‘ we are treated to a highly readable and consistently humorous take on what has seemingly already become an outdated phrase: “21st century education”. Through the hook of a relevant and timely question in the title, Gilbert explores the history and evolving role . . . → Read More: Did Einstein ask questions at school? or The power of curiosity.