The little guy is now just past 6 months old and seems to be moving more and more.  Right now he is able to spin around in circles on his tummy, and flip back and forth.  I’m not sure how much time we have until he is able to crawl forward–but I do know that I am not mentally ready!  I mean, that will change the whole game!

Until that happens we are closely monitoring the situation (sounds very  aloof doesn’t it).  We are hoping he can crawl sooner than later, but at the same time know that our little guy will be will never be same once he starts tearing around the house.  Time goes too fast sometimes.


Been a crazy few weeks.  First I was off on a business trip for three days.  Now this week, my wife and son are going to be going to the U S of A to do some shopping.  I missed his first tummy spin last week–I hope I don’t miss anything new this week.

I’ve decided to make a separate blog for some of my political commentary.  It’s called Engineering Politics.  This way it won’t get in the way of my new daddy blogging.  Although it can overlap, like the current conversations about the banning of BPA–a sometime ingredient in plastic baby bottles.

A great pictorial essay from Wired.com. Anyone who knows the printer/copier/fax scene from Office Space will like this.


I had to change the G-man’s diaper today–the first time since he has really been eating the rice and oatmeal cereal.  Wow!  My wife warned me about this, but I don’t think I was prepared.  Just wow.

I consider myself an engineer with quite a large interest in politics.  I have thought about running for office in the past, but time commitments, and my negative impression of the party-style politics has kept me out of it. 

But maybe it is time I start to take a very serious look at giving it a go.  In North America, it seems that the lawyers are the most successful politicians.  I can’t remember the last Canadian Prime Minister that was not a lawyer in their previous life.  Looking at this article, it seems that the rest of the world does not look at things that way.  Good or bad, engineering graduates are given a chance to really speak out about the future of the nation.

Definitely something to think about.

Bachelor Days

My wife and the little guy are away visiting the Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. in Southwestern Ontario for the week.  I’m excited to have some time on my own to get work done both here at home and at the office.  Bachelor life again–without the wild parties.  At least I’ll have sole control of the TV!  

 But it is only night one, and I’m already missing them.  I’ve never been this far from the baby, and it’s been years since I’ve been away a whole week from my wife.  We’ll see how this goes.