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Its one hot week

Posted by Fork , 15 July 2011 - - - - - - · 221 views

I made it to my room after a long ride in a chartered bus to our  'hotel'.  It was barracks used by the Soviet exchange officers Iraq used  during the war.  I followed the group into the elevators - my room was  on the 10th floor of the 20 story apartment complex.  I was roomed with  Andy from Regina - like me army sigs reserve, Al - Airborne - a...


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A little green, but full of spit and vinegar!

Posted by Fork , 20 October 2006 - - - - - - · 179 views

In 1988 I was deployed with over 500 Airborne and Special Service Force (my unit) into Iraq during the end of the Iran/Iraq war with the United Nations UNIIMOG force.  It was apparent that the past two decades of Liberal government had neglected the army and the equipment we were using.  

How did we get there?  Had to borrow a ride on American C-5 Galaxies...


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A four letter word...

Posted by Fork , 18 April 2006 - - - - - - · 152 views

It's the final week of my MBA session #1.  Struggle, vs excitement of the pressure, vs the hard 2 years that lay ahead for me.

The ever constant threat of failure hangs overhead.  This is a pressure filled MBA program.  Lots of work, papers, assignments, deadlines, quizes. The fear of failure looms overhead. Fear of letting people down. Fear of working...


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What's in a steak and not in a TrackIR

Posted by Fork , 22 February 2006 - - - - - - · 414 views

The ever proverbial steak.  In my case, Alberta AAA beef, new york cut, free-range fed, non-steroid, non-hormone, plain old-fashioned beef. The slab of cow. The clunk of sweet delicious. Lots of ways we can describe what we call a steak.

At 7pm, Paddles came over for supper to try out the loaned TrackIR2. Included in the festivities were baked peppers,...





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