Category Archives: observations

No Pink Pussy Hats for Me!

It’s been a week since publishing my Women’s March in Vancouver blog, and I’ve realized that I didn’t elaborate on the concept of the ‘pink pussy hats.’ Why pink? The ‘pink’ of the hats bothered me, but I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Fresh, Freezing, Slippery Run

Should I go out or not? It’s 1 degree celsius – snow fell the day before, and partially melted, leaving a mess of slippery-slush this morning – that meant a cautious run. I go for it! The cold jolts me … Continue reading

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Tulum – A View to History

If Chichen Itza has the impressive pyramid and carvings then Tulum has the spectacular view and setting. With a population of about 1,000 in its prime, the inhabitants must have had a comfortable existence: the sea for food (and transportation … Continue reading

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Chichen Itza – Beyond the Ruins

My first reaction at Chichen Itza: “wow, that’s an impressive pyramid!” An open expanse of grass flows out from the central Kulkulcan pyramid (91 steps on each four sides) – where during the spring equinox – the sun hits the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Orangutans (and a little girl)

Toronto Zoo The ropes dangle in the glass enclosure housing a group of orangutans (a species of orange ape from Borneo and Sumatra). Long-armed and spry, the smaller animals swing recklessly – doing the ultimate monkey bar maneuver: gently gliding … Continue reading

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The Goal is to be an ‘Unreasonable Person’

My new best friend at the Vancouver city sign department: John. He moved a stop sign at my request. As a citizen of the city, I had made a difference. As George Bernard Shaw said: “The reasonable man adapts himself … Continue reading

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Discipline: the mysterious element that gets things done

What is discipline? Doing without excuses. Do something, not because someone tells you to do it, but because you need to do it. Is that discipline? There is no greater reason for doing it than getting it done. Not thinking … Continue reading

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