Para Normal

<a couple of notes to self>

one kinda serious–

qmare the needs of people more real than quantum mechanics? and if quantum mechanics is real, can people and other things, like animals and mountains and trees and rivers, be too? do the immediate needs of someone in physical pain or mental anguish outweigh some abstract concept? can it be both? that would be, uh, quantum mechanical…

and one not so much–

clara schumanni don’t like the new songza, which is now google play music, because it has ads in the middle of streams. there you are listening (or not), and something completely different comes on. think about it. you are enjoying a nice hot cup of tea, listening to clara schumann, when a strange, disembodied voice interrupts. there goes the pleasure of your tea. i think i’ll take my chances with youtube. mind you, the cbc has dozens of streams too. maybe this is an opportunity, more than a liability. much depends on how you look at it, i guess.

Music

louis armstrong c 1930Jazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#89. Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), Stardust.

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American jazz musician and composer Miles Davis (1926 - 1991) playing the trumpet. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

New Miles Davis (1926-1991) movie trailer (tx, cm).

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anne ledermanian bellAnne Lederman (‘a national treasure’), Come From Every Way: Canadian Songs of Immigration and Survival, who comes to the Midland Cultural Centre 2016-02-21, with Ian Bell.

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basia bulatBasia Bulat (1984) has a new album, Good Advice. You can listen for free for a few days at http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2016/2/First-Play-Basia-Bulat-Good-Advice.
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mercedes sosa and joan baezJoan Baez (1941) And Mercedes Sosa (1935-2009), Gracias A La Vida (tx, lf).

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Jane Bunnett and MaquequeJane Bunnett (1956) and Maqueque, live at Hugh’s Room.

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tedeschi trucksThe Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Back Porch Sessions.

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Tuesday, 201February 2

Eddy_CobinessProfessional Native Indian Artists Incorporated (PNIAI), better known as The Indian Group of Seven, 1973-1975.

Eddy Cobiness (1933-1996) ‘He began with realistic scenes and then evolve[d] into more abstract work.’

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CANADIAN PELICANS; WATERCOLOUR, DATED '93 by eddy cobinessowl woman by eddy cobinessunknown by eddy cobinessunknown2 by eddy cobiness.

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wetlandIt’s World Wetlands Day. ‘Fishing, rice farming, travel, tourism, and water provision all depend on wetlands.’ We have several nearby: The Wye Marsh, The Tiny Marsh, The Minesing Swamp, and more.

The Secrets of Quantum Physicswatched rick mercer, 22 minutes, and the secrets of quantum physics (einstein’s nightmare).

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Wednesday2016 February 3

yellowYellow often transcends the mundane world. The sun in the sky, the warbler flashing by, the aspen leaves ashimmer atop tall trees. Yellow rises, like heat and light. Yellow is color’s lightest and brightest–happy and optimistic.’ Life In Color (273).
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orcawatched national geographic (kilimanjaro), nature (saving luna), and nova (creatures of light).

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Thursday2016 February 4

440px-Self-portrait_at_the_Easel_Painting_a_Devotional_Panel_by_Sofonisba_Anguissola-1556watched the nature of things (the eagles next door), the great barrier reef (part 2, with david attenborough), and the story of women and art (renaissance–pictured is a self-portrait by sofonisba anguissola, 1532-1625, painted 1556).

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Friday2016 February 5

A Malaysian golden gliding frog (Polypedates leucomystax). (Image ID: ANI025-00392)

Nature rarer uses yellow
Than another hue
Saves she all of that for sunset,
–Prodigal of blue…
–Emily Dickinson

explorers-logoanniversary dinner and a delightful surprise at our favourite restaurant.

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Saturday2016 February 6

svgSVG [new in HTML5] is for 2-dimensional vector graphics. For a 3-dimensional format lookup X3D.’

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the sea's strangest square milewatched the sea’s strangest square mile (pictured are fish), para normal, and coast (caves and coves).

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Sunday2016 February 7

heraclesafternoon at karen’s with chloe and marco. evening, watched walking through history (the duke of monmouth) and treasures of ancient greece (the age of heroes).

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Monday2016 February 8

2013 06 03 0353 ColletesOR (10541204636)watched the agenda (infectious disease and the science of bees) and empire (playing the game).

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