doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts


  • A great map creation tool

    I have to give a big shout-out to Miguel Guhlin for this lead. It came out in this morning’s TCEA Education Newsletter. Those that know me know that I’m a sucker for any good mapping tool and this one put me over the top. There is a little American bias in the menus but I… Continue reading

  • Let’s go on a trip

    WARNING – if you’re like me, this could be a real time suck! Aren’t we all ready to do a little travelling again? As we know, it isn’t going to happen anytime soon. I even heard rumblings that the stay at home order might be extended later this month. Fortunately, we have the internet and… Continue reading

  • All hits, all the time

    Well, maybe … After writing my blog post on Saturday for World Radio Day, I went on a bit of a nostalgic tour of the radio stations that I’ve followed as I moved from place to place. Here they are, and their current format. CKLW – the information station WCAR – sports radio CKNX –… Continue reading

  • Shifting over the years

    I still remember the lesson in Geography in high school. It was about the tectonic shift. I don’t recall any video or other proof that this was real. We just took his word for it, I guess. We probably had a textbook too! All I can remember was thinking that some day we might end… Continue reading

  • Pounding the streets of St. Marys

    It couldn’t have happened better if it was planned! As regular readers know, yesterday I was inspired to look back on My Childhood Community as inspired by Zoe Branigan-Pipe’s Twitter messages on the weekend.  It was a fun look back at things. Daily, I’m in contact with Former ECOO President Peter McAsh and a while… Continue reading