‘Look busy.’

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mtrudeau poster2016-06-02–Margaret Trudeau speaks at the Highland/Best Western as a fundraiser for The Guesthouse Shelter, 7pm. There will only be a total of 450 tickets sold with net proceeds going to the shelter. For more information and for tickets, go here.

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riverrum20162016-05-31 [speakers] & 2016-06-02 [march]–Join Grassy Narrows First Nation for River Run in Toronto ‘to call on Ontario Premier Wynne to finally clean up the 9,000 kg of mercury that were dumped in our river in the 1960’s.’ (tx, sh).

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Deerfire high res editthe fires in ft mcmurray are a tragedy, not only for humans but, as susan pointed out, for animals too, especially for migratory birds this time of year, many of which seek to build nests in canada’s boreal forest, now burning. (if you look closely, you can see deer.)

Four stroke cycle compressioni hear, in cars and trucks and chainsaws and leafblowers, the internal combustion engine (which i think of as the infernal come-bustin’ engine). it supplies power, but to get it do we die a slow death with nuclear (because we don’t know what to do with radioactive waste) or fast death with climate change (because we don’t know what to do with emissions)? we need to transition to renewables. but how? won’t happen overnight.

Asparagus (4700749283)soon, local asparagus, and strawberries–the best!

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ramsey lewis5361hr_rgbJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#76.  Ramsey Lewis, The In Crowd.

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RED-Winged Blackbirdred-wing blackbird.

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the-cat-came-back from nfbNFB, The Cat Came Back. The Fred Penner version.

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kaia kater--screencap by pkl--from cbcKaia Kater–banjo with a social conscience–[read][listen].

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little birdieLittle Birdie, slower[Sarah Nichols] faster[Pete Seeger].

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Pharis Romero, ason RomeroPharis and Jason Romero, Lost Lula.

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kittycat-howe-2010Howe Gelb, Every Now And Then.

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jose-gonzalez1José González, Live.

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ChieftainsThe Chieftains, The Timpan Reel.

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Carla-Bley-supercropThe Banana Quintent With Carla Bley And The Lost Chords.

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blackfly from nfb.caWade Hemsworth, Blackfly.

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bach2Bach, Piano Concerto No. 1.

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6marimbas from yt screencap by pklSteve Reich, Six Marimbas.
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Monday, 2016 May 9

food unwrappedwatched food unwrapped.

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James Matthew Barrie00‘Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.’–James Barrie (1860-1937, author of Peter Pan).

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Tuesday, 2016 May 10

Carpenter portrait of Ada Lovelace - detailwatched calculating ada: the countess of computing, about ada lovelace (1815-1852), whose work included ‘what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. as a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer.’

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Wednesday, 2016 May 11

Salvador Dali A (Dali Atomicus) 09633uIt’s the birthday of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989). ‘Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work…. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.’ More…

Trio-03during the day susan took mary to parry sound and in the evening vivien to a concert by trio d’argento.

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Thursday, 2016 May 12

Jesus is coming.. Look Busy (George Carlin)It’s the birthday of comedian, actor, social critic, and author George Carlin (1937-2008–in the photo he’s saying, ‘Jesus is coming. Look busy.’). He said, ‘I do not support the torture of animals, such as that which goes on at rodeos: cowardly men in big hats abusing simple beasts in a fruitless search for manhood.

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the_agenda_logowatched the agenda (optimized decisions, black box society, losing the signal).

Friday, 2016 May 13

Yesterday was the birthday of author and conservationist Farley MowatFarley Mowat (1921-2014–after whom the dog in For Better Or For Worse, Farley, was named). ‘He had numerous pets as a kid: the usual cats and dogs, but also a squirrel, an owl, some insects, and an alligator. He’s best known for his books about the Canadian Arctic’, such as Never Cry Wolf.

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Saturday, 2016 May 14

2016IMBDPosterWebInternational Migratory Bird Day.

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daisy ridleysusan to toronto. chloe, cady and gavin. and arthur. cady and gavin made mashed potatoes and yummy vegetarian loaf and chloe made black forest cake. we watched star wars VII: the force awakens.
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Sunday, 2016 May 15

Pear blossomsin the morning, bob and i talked about math and operations at the guesthouse. bob made coffee. karen and i talked too and played scrabble. she heated up last night’s leftovers for my supper before she left.

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