2018 Great Cycle Challenge

Hello,Great Cycle Challenge Canada

This June, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

My goal is to pedal 500 kilometres throughout the month.

Why am I doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in Canada. Over 1,400 Canadian children are diagnosed with cancer every year. It’s awful to think so many young lives are lost to this terrible disease.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

To show my support, I am taking on this 30-day challenge to support cancer research and give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

It will be tough, but it’s nothing compared to what these brave kids face every day as they battle this disease and fight for their lives.

So today, I’m asking for your support.

Please make a donation through my fundraising page to support my challenge and join me in the fight to save little lives.


All funds raised will support SickKids Foundation in their work to develop treatments and find a cure for all childhood cancers.

Thank you so much,


Beef Jerky

Old link I wanted to save.

Still a pain

Setting up a WordPress instance, I need to use PHP-SMTP for email sending. I knew SELinux was giving me grief!

getsebool httpd_can_sendmail
getsebool httpd_can_network_connect

Then to change the settings:

sudo setsebool -P httpd_can_sendmail 1
sudo setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 1

Mind your security.

2017 Christmas drink

Fall SangriaFall Sangria

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Cranberry Syrup
  • 2-3 oz Your choice of cider
  • Optional garnish: slices of lemon, orange & apple, cranberries

Fill shaker tin w/ice, add gin, Cointreau, Aperol, Lemon Juice, & Cranberry Syrup. Shake well until tin frosts over. Strain into tall glass with ice, top with cider.

Cranberry Syrup

  • 1 cup frozen/fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Combine cranberries, sugar & water in a small saucepan over med/high heat. Bring to a boil, stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Reduce heat to low, simmer for 8-10 minutes & strain.