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Archive for February, 2005


Thursday, February 10th, 2005

Let’s say you’re newly elected to a neighbourhood association board, and you learn that ~70% of residents in your neighbourhood are home-renters, not home-owners, and that your neighbourhood association membership consists of just a very few home-owners. (All those mansions the neighbourhood is famous for were converted to apartments long ago, and we all live […]

Are we fast enough yet?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Yesterday morning I participated in this intense school board review meeting, chaired by our intense (“talk softly but carry a zinger of a mind”) district superintendant. I found it interesting that “sustainability” was a key theme which recurred throughout the morning. At one point, the district super noted that technology doesn’t always help us into […]

Nature, Biomimicry, Economics, etc.

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

If you live in Victoria… Betty Krawczyk will be speaking at the Central Library (main downtown branch) on Wednesday February 16th at 7 pm. This month’s Focus magazine has another batch of great articles and interviews. For the time being, the interview with David Suzuki (conducted by Focus‘s editor, Leslie Campbell) is online here. It’s […]

Fly Like an Eagle (with apologies to the Steve Miller Band)

Friday, February 4th, 2005

When my husband travels on business — as he did this week — there is one upside: we get to discuss whatever we want at the dinner table. When he is at home, he squashes certain topics, or at least tries to. For example, we can’t mention blood. Or diseases, especially the infectious variety. Hospitals […]


Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

I’m so fagged out I considered just blogging a picture of my dog, captioned My yoga instructor, which I posted to Flickr yesterday. Would it be unseemly and too revealing for me to say that I think I must still be suffering from the anemia my doctor diagnosed …when?, several months ago? I’ve taken my […]

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