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Late night out…

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Late night out with the GFs from high school – I’m pretty lucky to have friends like Kathryn Popham and Betsy Burke. Among other things, Betsy is now the first real live author I know who has a book on Amazon Digital Services: read her book The Laughing Madonna (Kindle edition) now. More on this […]

Tax deadline coming up

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I’ve put it off, but it’s due tomorrow (or Friday, after the Canada Day holiday on Thursday): property taxes. There are some things I’m happy to get for my taxes. But the state of those off-leash parks, with spear-grass (“the generic term used for any wild grass that has barbed seeds”) growing rampant and left […]

Talking to a deaf dog

Monday, June 28th, 2010

A while back, I posted that I was worried about my dog. He’s getting on (he’s 12 years old), and he has had some chronic health issues for years (hypothyroidism, eg.) Well, last week (after I got back from a week away), I noticed that he is really quite deaf. He seems to hear some […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Placemaking in Waterfront Cities « Project for Public Spaces – Placemaking for Communities Upcoming September conference in Norway on waterfronts and public space. QUOTE The important themes of the conference include creating “Multi-use Destinations”, forging an “Architecture of Place”, expanding the idea of accessibility and the role of transportation on waterfronts and the important potential […]

Royal jazz

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Another night out for me, and now it’s almost midnight – where’s my blog post for today? I got to hear Joshua Redman and his new collaborative project, James Farm Band, this evening. The concert, which took place at the Royal Theatre, was part of the TD Victoria International Jazz Fest. The musicians: Joshua Redman […]

What a head has Hedda

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Hedda Gabler, that is. Tonight I went to see Theatre Inconnu‘s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. The play is long and it’s past 11:30p.m. now – I won’t even pretend that I’ll come in under the midnight wire with a thorough blog entry about this play or any other topic today. I’ll venture this, […]

Hypericum, Hyperion

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

File this under “Strange things we remember”: tonight is St-Jean-Baptiste-Day, aka Midsummer Eve, aka a great huge party with torches and open fires in Montreal where I lived many years ago. Zoom in on a great throng of us trudging up Mount Royal, two “Anglo chicks” mixed in with the locals. The girls have a […]

Simple geography, crumpled folds

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Here I go, worrying about how we’d fare in a real West Coast earthquake, and then a couple of days after I leave the “back East” region, what does the Northeast do? They go and have a headline-making quake. Oh the irony… The strongest quake I’ve ever felt was in my apartment in Brookline – […]

Job markets

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

On June 20, the local paper (Times-Colonist) published a fascinating letter-to-the-editor by Reed Kirkpatrick, Connections everything in this job market. Kirkpatrick’s letter was a rebuttal to an earlier June 13 article by Maclean Kay, Rooting for the promised labour shortage. Kay’s somewhat rambling article eventually focused on a recent prediction about a coming labor shortage, […]

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