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The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Market Urbanism: Urbanism for Capitalists / Capitalism for Urbanists Self-explanatory title. Interesting posts. tags: market_urbanism urban_development Author David Owen says dense cities benefit the planet | Vancouver, Canada | More on David Owen’s 3/17 talk in Vancouver, organized by former Mayor of Vancouver, Sam Sullivan: QUOTE Owen’s speaking engagement in Vancouver is being organized […]

Do you have a pet?

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I spent today at the USANA Cross Regional Conference in Vancouver. Lots of engaging, interesting speakers who spoke about the wellness industry and a changing economic landscape that makes individual entrepreneurship and business ownership increasingly important. The event continues tomorrow – more on that in a bit. First, though, I want to tell friends in […]

Dying Downtown Victoria BC Part 3

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Welcome to the third in a series of now three posts about Victoria BC’s dying downtown. Read the first one here (3/21/11) and the second here (3/22/11). As you can see in the second post, one of my commenters on Facebook remarked that for her, that stretch of Fort Street isn’t really downtown. I answered […]

Dying Downtown Victoria BC followup conversations

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Yesterday’s post (Dying Downtown Victoria BC) generated a fair bit of comment on Facebook. I decided to take screenshots of the comments and post them here. (However, since I haven’t had time to ask the people who commented whether they were ok with having their comments taken from Facebook’s walled garden into the open access […]

Dying Downtown Victoria BC

Monday, March 21st, 2011

If downtown Victoria BC storefronts were teeth, this city would need a new bridge. …Oh, wait. That’s a bad joke (see posts tagged with Johnson Street Bridge)… We are getting a new bridge. But as the following photos will show, what we really need is economic revitalization. This afternoon, I was walking down Fort Street […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, March 20th, 2011» Blog Archive » FOMO and Social Media This post could also be applied to glean insights into how the Sendai earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disasters were mediated (both in the mainstream and via social media). QUOTE FOMO [fear of missing out] is a great motivator of human behavior, and I think a […]

The Last 15 Seconds

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Tonight I saw The Last 15 Seconds, currently playing in Victoria at the Metro Theatre. If you have the chance, go see it. I will admit upfront that the subject matter made me a reluctant theater-goer, and I was almost sure I would dislike the play. The teaser says, “You have 15 seconds left before […]

It’s expensive.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Safety questions and radiation aren’t the only things to worry about when considering nuclear power. The question of nuclear’s huge cost (to build, maintain, renew) is the glowing elephant in the room.

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.: The Trouble with Bright Girls Important reading for ‘girls,’ irrespective of age (it seems): QUOTE Girls, who develop self-control earlier and are better able to follow instructions, are often praised for their “goodness.” When we do well in school, we are told that we are “so smart,” “so clever, ” or […]

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