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The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton
Good morning and happy Canada Day!
I am posting this from the cabin were we are chilling out this weekend. It’s been a weekend of good food, lacrosse, taking photos, and getting some swimming in. A great way to celebrate being Canadian, even if we didn’t make the World Cup.
So to celebrate this country that I call home, here are some facts about Canada that you probably didn’t know.
Jerry and Gloria gave me some cash for my birthday which was nice. They told me to ignore dad and just get whatever I wanted. I really wanted a compound bow and arrow which didn’t go over well with dad. He pointed out that we didn’t have anywhere at the cabin or in town where we could be sure it would be safe. He was right.
So I really wanted a Sigma 70-200 f 2.8 lens for my Pentax but that is $1000 so that isn’t happening either. I had also been looking at some Black Rapid straps for my camera. Dad saw that Case Logic’s version were being blown out at The Source and got me one there. It even has an exciting promo video.
He also got me a new case for my Sony Xperia J while he was out. That was cool.
After looking around, I got a double CD of Led Zeppelin and Coldplay’s new album.
Happy Father’s Day to the second best dad in the world. I know Darth Vader was a Sith Lord and everything but he did help Luke defeat the Emperor which has to count for something. Of course he also severed Luke’s hand. That isn’t good. Maybe Jordon is number 1 after all. Well let’s do this. Jordon is the world’s number 1 dad and Darth Vader is 1b. Then again he (Vader, not Jordon) force choked Padme leading to her death. So yeah, he’s off the list (Vader, not Jordon).
Back to Jordon. We are at the cabin this weekend celebrating all things dad. We went for a long photo walk north of the lake (there is not much south of the lake until you hit Saskatchewan Beach), played some badminton, lacrosse, and ate some fine food.
For Father’s Day Oliver and I gave him a book on photography (he needs to step up his game), a book on walkable cities (Dad is raising urbanists) and a podcast attachment.
Anyways, Happy Father’s Day! Oliver and I think you are the best, even if you don’t have a lightsaber.
After the ceremony, we came home and ordered in some late night pizza while they gave me a couple of nice gifts. Dad & Mom gave me a Strider framelock folding knife while Oliver gave me a new watch.
Strider makes the knives that the U.S. Special Forces use which means that it should be tough enough to take camping with Uncle Lee, Aunt Brittany, and Camden. If the zombie invasion or a bear attack happens, I am not sure Lee will able to fend it off by himself. I am not saying that I am going to help Uncle Lee fight a bear but if it comes down to it, I may toss him my knife.
The watch is a Coleman digital watch. I have some really nice dress watches but nothing to bang around with or fight off zombies with. It’s nice and it will get a lot of use.
Grade 8 isn’t done quite yet. We have one last adventure and that is up north for a canoe trip. I can’t wait. Maybe that is why I wasn’t excited about After Grad, we still have one last great adventure with some great friends.