Month: August 2019

Canadian geography: Vancouver Island fauna: are there coyotes here?

Self-tutoring about animals on Vancouver Island: the tutor checks if coyotes live here. Apparently, coyotes do not reside on Vancouver Island. Source:

Health: bursitis

Self-tutoring about joint health: the tutor does some research about bursitis. I mention in my post from Aug. 15 I’ve been nursing a shoulder injury. It may have happened around Aug. 7 I’m told the X-ray suggests bursitis, tendinitis, and

Canadian geography: Acadian forest: eastern white cedar

Self-tutoring about the Acadian forest: the tutor mentions eastern white cedar. Eastern white cedar typically grows 40 to 50 ft tall (12 to 15m). It reminds one of the cedars we have here on the West Coast, just much smaller.

Canadian geography: Prince Edward Island, part 1

Self-tutoring about Canadian geography: the tutor researches and reminisces…. I lived in PEI from ’76 to ’80. It’s a unique place, famous for potatoes, lobster, and its red soil. I saw lots of all three when I lived there as

Pain relief, part II: NSAIDS: why they can affect the stomach

Self-tutoring about pain relief: the tutor looks into the connection between NSAIDS and the stomach. Apparently, NSAIDS work by reducing the production of prostaglandins, which are chemicals the body makes in response to injury. Prostaglandins cause fever and inflammation, along

Politics: the Trump presidency, part 1

Self-tutoring about US politics: the tutor reflects about the Trump presidency. With unemployment and crime very low, why are some voters seemingly unhappy with Trump? Donald Trump is not a politician: he doesn’t just say what people want to hear.

Health: medical care in CR

Self-tutoring about health care in Campbell River: the tutor shares…. Typically, years pass between my visits to any health care facility. Occasionally, however, a health problem is too big for me. Such is the case with my injured shoulder. Today,

English: what is a haversack?

Self-tutoring about English: the tutor mentions a find. Haversack: a one-shouldered carry bag. Source: Mish, Frederick C. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

Philosophy: likelihood

Self-tutoring about possibilities: the tutor mentions an idea for contemplation. Today, in the car, a song from around 2005 came on. It’s not one I like, and even if it was a hit, that was 14 years ago. It comes

Home computer use: application key aka menu key

Self-tutoring about computer use: the tutor mentions an observation. This morning I noticed a key between the right Ctrl key and the right Windows key. It has a little arrow pointing among some lines. What is it? Apparently the key