Another date, this time AGO

Ok, so second date – he contacted me Friday night, after dinner and asked if I wanted to do something on Sunday. I replied in the affirmative and, after receiving a list of suggested activities, suggested my own – checking out an exhibit at the AGO. He obviously checked it out and asked if IContinue reading “Another date, this time AGO”

Elephants, libraries and windmills

I am up and out at a decent enough time – catch the morning yoga and the stretch feels soooo gooooood. Plenty of spine twists and deep breathing, the instructor does some more work on the Sun Salutation and I do my best to “work the edge”. I don’t know if this whole “edge” thingContinue reading “Elephants, libraries and windmills”

Power Failures and Elections

Slept in on Sunday and the weather upon waking was cold and rainy, again – Welcome May, Happy May Day! – and stayed that way. 3 power failures – one a flicker, the next 10 minutes, final one 45 minutes. Quiet, still, dusk, dim lighting, weak sunlight getting weaker and fading into night. Can’t findContinue reading “Power Failures and Elections”

Gathering rose-buds

(with apologies to Robert Herrick) Finding friends everywhere in the past few weeks and months. I am a really lucky person. It blows my mind to know that you are out there, reading me and thinking about these things that slip into my brain, out my fingers and onto screen. That time, space and distanceContinue reading “Gathering rose-buds”

The first paper cut is the deepest

(with apologies to Yusuf Islam) The best office I ever worked in was this place where everything single thing needed an MSDS. When I was first shown the binder where they were kept, I would flip to a random page, read out the item and note all the different ways someone could get hurt orContinue reading “The first paper cut is the deepest”

Follow ups

Happy Pride! Pride Toronto has reversed the decision and is now allowing the group “Queers Against Israeli Apartheid” in the parade. Some people are really upset about this, claiming the group is spreading a “hateful message”. I’m pretty dumb – I still don’t understand how being against apartheid is a “hateful message”. Clean up ofContinue reading “Follow ups”

More things I learned

From Wikipedia: “A black bloc is a tactic for protests and marches, whereby individuals wear black clothing, scarfs, ski masks, motorcycle helmets with padding or other face-concealing items and often carry some sort of shields and truncheons.[1][2] The clothing is used to avoid being identified, and to, theoretically, appear as one large mass, promoting solidarityContinue reading “More things I learned”