Winter’s Heat

<note to self>

pasta saladi try to be buddhist-like and practise non-violence towards other animals, but i draw the line at flies. oh, and mosquitoes. i used to be vegan too, but no longer, just vegetarian. maybe i should’ve waited for the ontario human rights code, which now recognizes ethical veganism, for religious and non-religious reasons.

however, whatever your religion or whatever your diet or wherever you live, you could be affected by a pipeline. i just watched rick’s rant about them , and i disagree with him; i think it has a *lot* to do with montreal–and anybody else who lives near a pipeline, cuz pipelines leak.

also, there are other ways of making money than digging bitumen out of the ground and shipping it–if canadians would only hear that in a rant.

thischanges-everything-but why are we ranting about pipelines? david suzuki wonders too. and the cbc has a new doc, this changes everything (which, if you live in canada, is online), based on the book of the same name by naomi klein. but some things don’t change, like canadian winters. yet even in the dead of winter you can source carbon-neutral natural gas from bullfrog power. or you could source heat or power in even greener ways. (tx, sh)

so why do i choose to be a vegetarian? to eat more healthfully. to lighten my footprint on this earth, cuz eating meat, especially beef, uses a lot of the earth’s resources. everything is changing. afterall, we are what we eat.

Music

charlie parker yardbird steJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#90. Charlie Parker, Yardbird Suite.

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carla bleyCarla Bley (1936) And The Lost Chords In Europe, live at Dortoir des Moines, Abbaye de l’Epau, Le Mans, France, May 11, 2007.

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sharon shannon 2Sharon Shannon (1968), Cavan Potholes; also, The Bag Of Cats.

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cpe bachCarl Philipp Emanuel (CPE) Bach (1714-1788) Flute Concertos And Sonatas.

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Johann Christian BachHis brother, Johann Christian (1735-1782), Symphonies.

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aztec cameraAztec Camera’s more acoustic version of Jump.

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Tuesday, 2016 January 26

JacksonBeardyProfessional Native Indian Artists Incorporated (PNIAI)[l], better known as the Indian Group of Seven, 1973-1975.

Jackson Beardy (1944-1984)

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Left to right, top to bottom:

Flock, Three Birds II, Rebirth, Three Birds, Waterbird, Our Language

Flock by Jackson Beardy

Three-Birds-II-1024x788 by jackson beardyrebirth-sm-800x614-by jackson beardyThree-Birds by jackson beardy.

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Waterbird-250x168 by jackson beardyour-language by jackson beardymore…

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human voicereading about scalable vector graphics (svg), a new html tag, which i hope to use artistically. watched the rick mercer report, this hour has 22 minutes, and mysteries of the human voice.
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Wednesday2016 January 27

leaf budreading about silver–‘we learn to cherish all the glints of silver strewn on the paths we travel’ (109)–and orange–‘a brash color brought down to size’ (123) in Life In Color–also jackson beardy. watched how nature works (waterworlds) and natural born hustlers (sex, lies, and dirty tricks).

Thursday2016 January 28

jackson pollockToday is the birthday of Jackson Pollock (1912-1956).

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ARCHIV - Ein Clownfisch (Amphiprion clarkii - Archivfoto vom 30.08.2005). Sprechen wie der Filmfisch Nemo können echte Clownfische zwar nicht, durch die Bewegungen ihrer Kiefer und das Aufeinanderreiben der Zähne erzeugen sie aber verschiedene Zirp- und Knackgeräusche. Die Laute erinnern an eine knarzende Tür, berichten Forscher im Fachblatt Science nach einer Untersuchung. Foto: Ahmad Yusni (zu dpa-Meldung vom 17.05.2007) ACHTUNG SPERRFRIST 17. Mai, 20.00 Uhr +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

watched david attenborough and team embark on a unique journey through the great barrier reef. susan went to the mcg potluck.

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Friday2016 January 29

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Though unseen with the naked eye, with microscopes we can see tiny creatures which ‘reproduce endlessly. They live and die, our long unacknowledged companions on this planet. Only now, with advanced optics do we begin even to see their exquisite symmetries. [And with telescopes we see that] wild forms of gas, light, and color have existed for millions of years.’ Life In Color (183).

The Postman Always Rings Twice

watched the original the postman always rings twice (1946). pretty ridiculous. wonder if the remake (1981), with jessica lange and jack nicholson, was as ridiculous.  missed more serious stuff: the agenda (child welfare unfair for first nations and human rights tribunal, about last week’s historic ruling from the canadian human rights tribunal that canada discriminates against first nations children on reserves).

Saturday2016 January 30

plantsGreen means we can breathe [think of plants’ photosynthesis, which changes carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen]…. A thriving green signals life in the world.’ Life In Color (197).

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Buddy_Holly_cropped--pdsusan went to a buddy holly (1936-1959) tribute.

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Sunday2016 January 31

Rain_on_grass2-from wc‘A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. We should be blessed if we live in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass’.–Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), quoted in Life In Color (253).

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grey v by jack bush 1967worked on
homage to jack bush. (pictured is grey v by jack bush). enjoyed the simple delight of bread baked this morning, on our anniversary. also, home-made curried sweet potato soup. later, watched walking through history (king john’s ruin) and the lost kingdoms of central america (teotihuacan).

Monday2016 February 1

fall river leaves‘The first paint was mud and the first pigment was brown ocher…. In these ancient paintings, the color palette runs from iron oxide orange to burnt wood charcoal, in a universe of color within the range of btown. For a painter, brown is a dark end…. In the natural world, though, brown is … a necessity in the cycle of life and the planet.’ Life In Color (259).

soilspeaking of brown, watched the agenda (countries in conflict–we specifically wanted to watch the piece about soil having the potential to fight climate change, though we learned a little about middle east politics too) and empire (making ourselves at home). started a game of scrabble.

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