About Marc

Hi, welcome to my website. Take a peek and let me know what you think. As much as possible, I encourage you to comment on anything you see in this blog. I would very much like to know your experiences with anything that I’m blogging about. Or if you like, drop me a line at … Continue reading About Marc

Lamicall Tablet Holder

Apparently I’ve gone a bit mad for this stand. It’s called the Lamicall Tablet Holder I counted back and, since early 2019, I have ordered a dozen of these great little tablet holders. Every time I see it come on sale I think of another person or another use for these. Quality control is impeccable, … Continue reading Lamicall Tablet Holder

eMail to AOPA regarding why I am no longer a member

I have been a member of AOPA since around 2004 when I did my flight training. They are a worthwhile organization that lobbies hard for general aviation pilots and they do a lot of education and outreach. Over the years, the cost of membership has gone steadily up and this was fine with me, the … Continue reading eMail to AOPA regarding why I am no longer a member

Bright Side to Covid-19: Social Distancing is an Introvert’s Paradise

Obviously a pandemic like that being caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is nothing to make light of. However, that being said, the very effective “social distancing” that has been implemented in order to slow down the disease is, for me, a gift. I had to visit The Home Depot today in order to pick up … Continue reading Bright Side to Covid-19: Social Distancing is an Introvert’s Paradise

I have become a one-issue voter – Universal Health Care

I emigrated from a country that has universal (more or less) health care. It’s not something that I though a lot about at the time as I was much younger. When I saw my first few pay checks after things settled down I will admit to being absolutely astonished over how much of my earnings … Continue reading I have become a one-issue voter – Universal Health Care

So my Tesla Model X has a Little Known Bug

Back in early December (2019) I noticed that the regen on my Tesla was not what it should be. Basically, after overnighting in my garage on a 63 degree F morning, it would take about 25 minutes of my 40+ minute commute before I had full regeneration restored. On a cooler 37 degree night, I … Continue reading So my Tesla Model X has a Little Known Bug

UP Express Toronto is Low Key Excellent

I recently had the opportunity to try the UP Express in Toronto. “UP” stands for “Union (Station) Pearson (International Airport)” and was apparently conceived as a premium service to shuttle people from the airport through the city of Toronto via a couple of stops taking you as far as Union Station in the heart of … Continue reading UP Express Toronto is Low Key Excellent

Sears Home Services

*Update February 13, 2020*A representative reached out to me by phone and asked me to send some confirming documentation and she’d get that to the billing folks.Three days later, she again reached out to me by phone and left a voicemail confirming that the matter had been resolved.Hearing back from somebody in this day and … Continue reading Sears Home Services