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Raining in Victoria

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Went to see It’s Raining in Barcelona and came away wishing for something better. Not funny enough for comedy, but not deep or rich enough for tragedy. Really made me wonder why this theater company chose to produce this particular play: what was in it for them? The acting didn’t carry, I’m sorry to say, […]

Continuing with blogging ‘lite’

Monday, August 30th, 2010

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’m currently smitten by the idea of blogging ‘lite’ – sort of like using tumblr or simply collaging various bits and pieces. To that end, tonight’s post falls into the “what I had for breakfast” category, except that it’s “what Fringe Festival play I saw tonight”: The […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Creating Online Tools for Creatives (Technology Review: Videos) On Aviary, by Avi: QUOTE At his startup’s headquarters in New York, Avi Muchnick, a 2010 TR35 member, explains where the inspiration for his online multimedia editing suite, Aviary, came from, and how people can use it to share work. UNQUOTE tags: creativity mit_techreview video avi_muchnick Larry […]

Nation of know-nothings: “intervention, now” time

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Sometimes I think it would be great to have just a tumblr, a sort of Walter Benjamin 2.0 version of blogging (see Benjamin’s Arcades Project). But I can repurpose my blog to the same ends, I guess (quasi-surrealistically), and just post this one paragraph from Timothy Egan’s excellent column, Building a Nation of Know-Nothings: It […]


Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Victoria Fringe Festival is now underway and promises to deliver some fun theater. Early this evening I attended Theatre SKAM‘s production of Smalltown: A Pickup Musical, which was performed (as per the advert) out of the back of a pickup truck in a small pocket park on Caledonia Avenue. It’s a good piece, although […]

Confused immune system?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I’m still reading Ray Strand‘s fascinating book, Bionutrition, and just came across Chapter 8’s closing paragraphs about diseases related to oxidative stress. I was really struck by Strand’s ideas about self and non-self in relation to our immune system. Let me elaborate:  Chapter 8’s final section addresses autoimmune diseases like MS, IBD, Crohn’s, and Rheumatoid […]

When will Victoria get it?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Keith Norbury’s in-depth article on Victoria’s Inner Harbour ran in last Sunday’s paper (see Seeking a new vision for Victoria’s harbour), and I have the honor of being quoted in same: “I think the key word for the harbour is land use,” says Yule Heibel, an art historian who has a keen interest in urban […]


Monday, August 23rd, 2010

I’m reading Ray Strand‘s book, Bionutrition (first published in 1998, revised edition 2009). I’m finding it to be a compelling read, even though I can hear cynical voices piping up to deride nutritional supplementation as unnecessary. The skeptics say you can get all the nutrients you need through your diet. But is that really true, […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Bedbugs Aren’t Just Back, They’re Spreading : NPR Bedbugs! (Note: I’m not posting a picture; google images for the critters, ’nuff said!) QUOTE “I find all bugs mysterious, wonderful. These ones I tend to find a little bit despicable. But they’re fascinating in their own regard. “This business of feeding on other people — the […]

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