WARNING: May bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your face.

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know that my father and stepmother have relocated to Livingstone, Zambia where they are creating a musical theatre program to employ local performers and generate revenue for the community [Webpage / Blog / RSS]. I am very pleased to note that […]


Update from Africa.

Many regular readers of this blog may recall that my parents were planning to move to Zambia to launch a musical theatre program aimed at providing employment for local artists and generating revenue for the local community. Well, they’ve been there for a few months now, and a lot is going on. You can […]


235 years in Canada.

Some of you may recall my answer to the question Am I a MacGregor? was What’s the point? I am not Scottish, I am Canadian, and I am perfectly happy with that identity.

I still do not have an answer to the MacGregor question (nor have I been looking for one), but I did […]


How much good can one blog post do?

Readers of this blog will be aware that I am experimenting with blogging as a mechanism of public outreach in science. This time, I want to try a different experiment. Specifically, I want to see how much good can come from a single blog post.

Here is the story. In November, 2006, my father […]


Am I a MacGregor?

The name “Gregory” is used as both a first name and a surname, and I wish I had a nickel for every time someone said “No, your last name” after I told them my name was “Gregory”. Jokes about having two (actually, three) “first” names have been a staple in my life as well.

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