Archive for September, 2013

The Physics of Sailing: CE and CLR

Posted on 18. Sep, 2013 by .

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As a certified sailing instructor I spend my summer teaching children, and adults, how to sail. As with any highly complex activity there are many concepts one has to understand in order to make a sail boat move. These concepts, at the most fundamental level, are things like understanding where the wind is coming from, […]

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The Wrong Name for LeBreton Station

Posted on 09. Sep, 2013 by .

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As the development of the Ottawa Light Rail network continues the transit commission continues to make decisions about details of the Confederation Line. One of these decisions is the renaming of the LeBreton Transitway Station to Pimisi Station. This name, meaning eel in Algonquin, is supposed to pay tribute to the Algonquin tribe who once inhabited […]

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An Inside Look At Car Sales

Posted on 01. Sep, 2013 by .

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For two months at the beginning of the summer I worked as a detailer at a car dealership. My responsibilities included cleaning up used cars that had been traded in and needed to be cleaned before being sold again as well as preparing some of the new cars that were going out for delivery. This position […]

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