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Archive for June, 2005

Same-sex marriage

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Last summer I went to Saltspring Island for the wedding of a friend. She’s originally from Canada, but we met at Harvard in the late 80s. Now she lives in California. She and her partner came to BC to be married because same-sex marriage is legal here — was legal here last year, and is […]

More small (and bigger) solutions

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Way back at the beginning of the month, I went to an event at the Royal BC Museum that showcased sustainable energy. Highlight was without a doubt a presentation by Guy Dauncey, whom we were lucky enough to hear even though we didn’t know he was giving a talk. I’m glad we didn’t miss it […]

Wanted: small solutions

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Our neighbourhood has had two power outages in the last 2 days, each starting in the morning and lasting about 2 hours. I didn’t check BC Hydro‘s website after the first outage on Saturday, but when I looked just now, today’s outage was caused by “Bird contacting our wires.” Gee, downtown Victoria, on the ocean, […]

If you peel an onion, can you put it back together again?

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

Brief observation on blogging: as though it were meant to turn a person into a reverse onion, writing off the top of your head in public (blogging) adds another sometimes tricky layer to the life. Let’s say you allow gaps in your blogging habits to grow, let’s say you don’t know if anyone even notices, […]

Salaries: corporate creep in the arts

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

Why I torture myself with reports like this is …due to couldas, shouldas, wouldas. A few days ago — and I can’t remember the context — I came across this little item: that the Tacoma, Washington Museum of Glass paid its founding director Josi Callan US$282,342 “in compensation, in addition to $33,934 in health, retirement […]

Carrying a torch for the holidays

Friday, June 24th, 2005

A neglect of holidays has become the norm in my life lately, and I can’t quite figure out whether there’s something else going on, or whether I’m just reverting to my old curmudgeonly self. The child-me was a sight to behold: I hated all holidays, never had a party for my birthday (how could I, […]

File this one under “Eat My…”

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

…Shit.” We all know that newspaper links in blogs can be iffy, since they tend to deteriorate or get locked up behind a user-fee wall. But here’s an item from the Globe and Mail, repeated more or less in the Hindustan Times “Health” section (and elsewhere), that made me wonder just what kind of animals […]

Duke Point Power Plant a no-go

Friday, June 17th, 2005

The Duke Point Power Plant in Nanaimo is finally nixed for good. Nanaimo Mayor Gary Korpan also criticized Hydro’s handling of the project, which he said has cost tens of millions of dollars. “It has been a total waste of everyone’s time, money and worry,” he said. “How B.C. Hydro management has any credibility in […]

Some (mechanical) balls

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

I see way too much work stock-piling on my plate, but just to make sure that there’s something happening on this blog: …And now for something completely different (sort of, since I blogged another wrist-watch/ pocket-watch fetish item before): Take a look at this beauty, the L’Esprit des Cabinotiers: How would you like to have […]

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