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Archive for April, 2003

On the road

Thursday, April 24th, 2003

Betty Krawczyk and the Women in the Woods began blockading a Walbran Valley logging road on Earth Day, April 22. Posting on Victoria Indymedia, one of the protesters, Justine Starke, reports that “Five Weyerhaeuser representatives tried to drive through the human blockade in the Walbran Valley” this morning. The logging corporations are looking to a […]

Should I go there?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

I haven’t written often about my personal world, but today’s experience was so surreal that I’m going to go in character by being, blogwise, out of character. I live in Victoria — it’s on Vancouver Island. An island, that’s a determining fact. It’s difficult to find doctors here. Canada has a nationalized health plan, which […]

The bad feng shui of monumental clutter

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003

It’s the weirdest thing: images seem to disappear off the web, or perhaps are never posted in the first place. Yet I do know that there exist pictures — which I couldn’t find — that clinch the argument that Friedrich St. Florian’s design for the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington DC […]

For Earth Day: Don’t Panic (maybe)

Monday, April 21st, 2003

’If you would care,’ said the girl with the strident voice, ‘to examine the agenda sheet…’ ‘Agenda rock,’ trilled the hairdresser happily. ‘Thank you, I’ve made that point,’ muttered Ford. ‘…you ….will …see …’ continued the girl firmly, ‘that we are having a report from the hairdressers’ Fire Development Sub-Committee today.’ (…) ‘Alright,’ said Ford, […]

Pretty to look at, pretty stupid

Sunday, April 20th, 2003

A while ago, I wrote a piece comparing Eric Blumrich’s animations to Gericault’s 19th century painting, The Raft of the Medusa. But if there’s a modern-day Gericault, there has to be a modern day Bouguereau: he was one of mid-19th century Paris’s el painters supremo, extremely talented and much revered and hyped by the ruling […]

HaidaBucks in Seattle newspaper

Saturday, April 19th, 2003

Quick update on the scuffle that Starbucks is instigating against HaidaBucks. Click on title article for a link to an April 16 Seattle Post Intelligencer article. The Vancouver Sun had noted that HaidaBucks serves Seattle’s Best Coffee, a Starbucks rival, but the Post Intelligencer reports that on the 16th Starbucks bought that company. It kind […]

Spinning a democratized Middle East

Friday, April 18th, 2003

David Olive has a great column in the April 13 Toronto Star that explains how “Not since Vietnam has mendacity so thoroughly characterized both the goals and methods of U.S. foreign policy.” He covers a lot of ground, including a comparison of administration rhetoric to reality. Colin Powell, for example, recently asserted that the US […]

Abundant Play Dates: Can the Games Begin?

Friday, April 18th, 2003

Walking at the beach today, a frisky, playful dog I mistook for a puppy jumped all over Jigger, my Cairn terrier, and the two spontaneously struck up a playdate. This happens all the time in the mile-long stretch of Dallas Road that is Victoria’s official off-leash area (there are many unofficial ones). It turned out, […]

Free (unpaid) labour – free speech = new economy

Friday, April 18th, 2003

AlterNet has a transcript of the speech Tom Robbins gave a couple of days ago (April 15th) to the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Robbins’s emphasis is on the loss of civil liberties within the US, the dumbing down of the political stakes and rhetoric, the climate of fear this has created amongst the […]

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