#138. Cocteau Twins, Heaven Or Las Vegas.
‘This list, of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present, is an intervention, a remedy, a correction of the historical record and hopefully the start of a new conversation.’
The Chris Ingham Quartet, Heart And Soul.
Joni Mitchell, All I Want & For The Roses.
Stanley Clarke, Vulcan Princess/ Yesterday Princess.
Duke Ellington, Golden Cress.
Anouar Brahim, Bahia
Buxtehude, Prelude and Fugue in F Major.
Terence Blanchard, Tiny Desk Concert.
Monday, 2018 January 29
‘It is easy enough, and always profitable, to rail away at national enemies beyond the sea, at foreign powers beyond our borders who question the prevailing order. But the moral duty of the free writer is to begin … work at home.’–Edward Abbey (1927-1989)
in the morning i went to huronia optical and was tested by dr kzufmnn. shannon then fixed my glasses. in the evening we both read.
Tuesday, 2018 January 30
‘There are … swamps and woodlands in many areas that are waiting to be explored if only we would let our children get their feet wet, catch a water snake, and get up close to a dragonfly. You don’t need a Wye Marsh [a local marsh, pictured] in your backyard to introduce children to nature study. You just have to get out there where the blackberries are real, not electronic.’ 139, The Birds Of Georgian Bay.
watched rmr, 22, and human universe.
Wednesday, 2018 January 31
‘Here was one of those disciples of Tolstoy in whom the teacher’s restless thoughts grow shallow past redeeming and settle down to a long, uncomplicated rest.’ Dr Zhivago, 52.
watched nature (animals with cameras).
Thursday, 2018 February 1
The Global Development Update writes that ‘at first glance, 2017 may have seemed like a bad year. Wars in Syria and Yemen raged on, nationalism swept legislative bodies the world over, and natural disasters claimed countless lives. Look closer, however, and the facts tell a different story. The number of people living in extreme poverty fell by 217,000 every day. More than than 85% of the world’s citizens can read, and simple interventions such as vaccinations and breastfeeding saved millions of lives. These examples and more offer a few reasons to be hopeful about 2018.’
watched rise of the continents (africa) and the agenda (the psychology of power).
Friday, 2018 February 2
it’s world wetlands day. in the wye marsh we have a world-class wetland. watched georgia o’keeffe.
Saturday, 2018 February 3
‘Women in music don’t need to “step up”. Women have been stepping since the beginning of time. Stepping up, and also stepping aside.’–Pink.
Sunday, 2018 February 4
The Toronto Field Naturalists report ‘wonderful news! On Jan 31, 2018, Toronto City Council voted to request that the Federal Government consider the Toronto Islands for designation as a Bird Sanctuary!’ (tx, sh)