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Archive for September, 2010

Offering hot yoga and skin care …with garbage on the side?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

There’s a storefront about three blocks from my house that has been bugging me for a few years now, and tonight I’m calling it out. The frontage I’m talking about is actually at the back of the building, a narrow 2-story structure that stretches from a frontage on a main street to another (secondary) frontage […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Dockside Green in Victoria, British Columbia : UnSprawl Case Study : Another article about Dockside Green (by Ken Pirie), but this one is really quite good: it covers Victoria’s history, how the city turned to tourism, the problems of dealing with brownfields/ polluted lands, and how Dockside Green fits into this picture as an […]

A toast, mistress!

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

In yesterday’s entry I mentioned that I went way outside my comfort zone the other night. What could that mean? …Probably not what some may think! I attended my very first meeting of Toastmasters International, specifically the Niteshifters chapter that meets at the University of Victoria. I’ve been interested in knowing what Toastmasters is all […]

Trespassing on Eden?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The week has been busy somehow, which is why I didn’t write a post yesterday (even though I did something wayyyy beyond my comfort zone last night – maybe more on that tomorrow?), and I won’t pretend to pen anything for the ages in tonight’s post, either. I’ll just say that I went to see […]

Cougar (in Victoria)

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Late Monday night, my next-door neighbor spotted a cougar on the patch of lawn in front of the townhouse across the street from us on Rockland Avenue. She had intended to move her vehicle from her property to my street (Pentrelew) around the corner, but the cougar – which did not appear frightened by the […]

Follow up on Education and Homeschooling

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

This is my third post this week on education – first, there was Waiting for Superman’s inconvenient truths about education on Sept. 8, followed by some more impressions on Sept. 10, Friday odds and ends. Today’s post is a message I sent to a friend of my husband’s, who wanted some more information about homeschooling. […]


Monday, September 13th, 2010

There’s something uniquely web-world weird about typing in the name of a long-ago friend into a search box – say, Facebook’s? – and discovering his/her Doppelgaenger: the person who has the same name and could – just possibly could be the person you were searching for, but could also be a completely different person altogether. […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Welcome to Public Art Online Portal page for the UK’s Public Art Online site: useful resource for public art news, case studies, research, planning, etc. tags: public_art reference Does Your Language Shape How You Think? – Fascinating article by Guy Deutscher about language, specifically one’s mother tongue, and how it shapes how we think. […]


Saturday, September 11th, 2010

It’s 9/11 and many of us have abiding memories – for me, I was in Europe (in Baden-Baden, actually), and we had to access internet at the public library to find out if a friend was on one of the planes. He was. Watching the events on my mother-in-law’s TV was compelling, but seeing the […]

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