Sorry for the dead-time on the site; in between extremely major dental issues, not one but indeed both computers flaming out and requiring repairs, and everything else I normally have to deal with, this past week has been hectic. I’ve got a lot of stuff hopefully getting this site back up to speed in the next couple of days, I promise.
In the meantime, however, if you are really jonesing for something written by a Canadian with the last name of Bird, go read my little sister’s article on working in a tar-sands camp. It is good. Your life will be enriched as a result.