Monday, January 31, 2011

The Cure For Winter Blues

Trust me, by Thursday you'll be ready for some warm summer flash-backs and tales of adventure on the Great Lakes. If that's not enough to tempt you, throw in some wine, cheese, music and warm company. Hope to see you at the Urban Voyageur Show Opening, this Thursday at 7 PM at the Voulez-Vous Café. Bring your paddle.

Poster by William Self
Image by PhotoFunia
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Agile Programming

Agile Programming, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

One of the joys we have in being human is in exercising our freedom to choose and to take each case as it comes to us. We are not robots who are forced into behaviors by their programming. We see things; we think about things; and we choose our course of action or beliefs appropriately. And as long as that remains true of us, we will live every day of our lives on one slippery slope or another. There is no reason to fear this.

[Real Life Preacher]

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rack & Ruin

Rack & Ruin, originally uploaded by Michael Mitchener.

One of Toronto's unlikely treasures is the Leslie Street Spit also known as Tommy Thompson Park. This park is only open on weekends and holidays and doubles as a dumping ground for clean rubble during the week. Over the years, a large spit of land has been built out onto the lake and developed its own ecology. It's a fascinating place to spend a few hours hiking, cycling or jogging. Check it out.