I greatly enjoyed touring First Nations art at Simon Fraser University today on Burnaby Mountain. Thanks to John Preissl for guiding us!
There are a lot of good things happening on campus in making First Nations students accepted, safe and cared for.
We have a lot to learn from the first human inhabitants of where we live, and I try to recognize that and play even a small part. Each and every one of us, as we are able, in whatever capacity, can play small parts….
The last of the old food containers leave the kitchen today. We’ve switched entirely to glass and PBA-free containers. These will go into the utility room and garage for screws, nails, washers, nuts, glue sitcks, etc.
We covered a good chunk of the Skytrain system, heading up to Lonsdale Quay on the north shore, then all the way out to Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, back downtown for some lights, and then home to Burnaby. A long but fun day.
The recent strong winds brought this tree down across the trail behind our place. I made a good choice in not going for a ravine walk the other day!
The usual gang of cormorants at Lonsdale Quay had an interloper.
Mountain woman! Reflection on Seabus terminal window.
Yumi squeezed into this kids ride at the quay. I should have dropped a coin in : – ).
And I found an empty throne and claimed it. . .
We enjoyed a few pieces by the Vancouver Youth Philharmonic at the Aberdeen Centre.
Canada Place sails in holiday colours.
This was not planned, but I just hit 10,000 Tweets within days of my 10th anniversary on Twitter.
I recall it took me several attempts to get into the flow, starting and stopping several times the first year, and then it just kept rolling.
I have no idea if this is near average, low, or high. Don’t really care, just find the nice, round 1K/year average interesting.
We enjoyed the Lights at Lafarge in Coquitlam so much last year that we had to go again tonight. Free event, just minutes walk from Skytrain!
Love the nature/animals theme. . .
We took in the free displays at the Burnaby Heritage Village Museum late this afternoon.
So a day after Remembrance Day, someone that I follow on FB posted a Mussolini quotation, with zero qualification or explanation.
The hoary old “day as a lion vs lifetime as a sheep.”
Hello? He was a a fascist dictator.
Don’t people read ANY history?
You know all those ceremonies we had yesterday? All those men and women who died to protect our freedom and democracy?
One of their key opponents was Mussolini’s regime, eh?
It was sunny and clear for the always moving Remembrance Day ceremony at the Bonsor Cenotaph in south Burnaby, BC.
CP-140 patrol plane
My consumption of books has dropped dramatically over the years. Twenty years ago I’d read 100 books a year no problem, but in recent years sometimes I barely get through a book a month.
There are a number of reasons that added together have put that big dent in my consumption.
- The rise of social media, which eats up way too much of my time. Gotta put some limits there, eh?
- The end of the confining tyranny of network TV. Now with NetFlix, specialty cable channels, cable on demand, etc., it’s just too easy to find all sorts of interesting stuff to watch for hours in front of the tube, er, screen. And PVRs add to the media flow by storing a backlog of stuff I want to watch.
- An inability to say NO to volunteer commitments. I’m now down to being active on three boards, which is freeing up some personal time.
I noticed that following the injury to my ankle/foot recently, I read nearly a book a day over the last week. Hm. So it can be done!
It was also interesting to enjoy the interaction of reading. Active? I’m the kind of person who underlines, makes notes in margins. . .
With TV it’s more in one eye and out the other : – ).
It was a one-hour round trip on foot to the polling station and back, but I got my exercise while exercising my democratic rights and responsibilities .