P Is For Poison

Tuesday, 2014 June 3

Poison• a crappy afternoon, but sue came to my physical rescue. we watched the leaders’ debate, then a post-mortem, followed by pain, pus, and poison (poison).

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Wednesday, 2014 June 4

gashlycrumb3Before Tim Burton, there was Edward Gorey….

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Thursday, 2014 June 5

W.B. Yeats (6435353487)WB Yeats said in a 1931 interview that ‘Byzantium was the centre of European civilization and the source of its spiritual philosophy, so I symbolize the search for the spiritual life by a journey to that city’ in the poem ‘Sailing To Byzantium‘.

Tulips 007• we watched kathleen wynne present her party’s platform, followed by a post-mortem, then high art of the low countries (boom and bust).

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Friday, 2014 June 6

bonn-cc-talks-protestUNFCCC delegates, in Bonn this week as a prelude to next year’s COP in Paris, were met by youth activists. Tcktcktck.org reports that, ‘playing on Game of Thrones, the young campaigners held banners showing the criteria countries must pass through to reach the “Climate Throne”: a global climate deal in Paris 2015.’

joe-btfsplk-from-wp• sometimes there seems a small, personal raincloud overhead, sometimes a rainbow, sometimes it all makes sense, and sometimes it makes no sense at all.

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Saturday, 2014 June 7

Lana del Rey cropped Warner writes that Lana Del Rey (pictured) ‘states that the “issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept.” I think she’s kind of right. Feminism is about equality and equality is a pretty obvious thing that every human deserves. Inherently, the concept isn’t that interesting. The fact that it’s still such a huge fight though, well, that’s interesting. And perplexing. And frustrating. But would a fight like that resonate for Del Rey whose identity and brand seems to be that of a blank slate?’

snake-river-from-greatcanadianrivers.comwe watched muse of fire: a shakespearean road movie and great canadian rivers (the snake).

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Sunday, 2014 June 8

Long-WODHeader2-from-WorldOceansDay.orgIt’s World Oceans Day and the start of Rivers to Oceans Week, a good time ‘to contemplate humanity’s evolving relationship with the source of all life.’ (tx, sh)

anaphora-repeat-from-poetryfoundation.orgAnaphora, writes Rebecca Hazelton, ‘can be used to demystify poetry, to encourage concrete details rather than abstractions, to combat “I can’t think of anything else to write about” syndrome, and to encourage bolder experimentation with metaphor.’

vanier-from-jean-vanier.orgVanier reassures us: ‘You are not all alone. You are a part of this beautiful universe where each element has its place; each one is important. This world has existed for millions of years. The sun rises every morning and sets every evening. The stars shine brightly far above the clouds and the storms. They are so beautiful and so marvelously arranged! You are a part of this immense and marvelous universe!’

Monday, 2014 June 9

zero-plastic-week-logoIt’s the start of Zero Plastic Week. Here are some tips, tricks, and recipes (Dutch on top; for English, scroll down).

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Ancient Worlds_Greek temple-from-tvo• we watched the election agenda (economy) and ancient worlds (the greek thing).

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Deep Funk 45Authentic 60s-sounding funk from the 21st century from Kings Go Forth. (tx, ta)

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Fiona Apple 2012Here’s a good version of Across The Universe by Fiona Apple. Rufus Wainwright does a good one too. The original‘s not bad either. (tx, rb)

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Preview

zero-plastic-week-logoZero Plastic Week continues, June 10-15.

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water-trees-from-zerowasteconference.caOntario’s first Zero Waste Conference will be held on August 10 and 11 at Lakehead University in Orillia. (tx, gm)

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