Here are a few of my favorite online haunts:
[This is the site I visit to fantasize about
living in Toronto again, which is almost
day during the winter]
Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts
[This is where I visit in the morning, when
I need a positive spin on things past, present
[This is where I go to see what Canadians
are up to, sometimes I even buy things from
the businesses listed there.]
Environment Canada Weather
[This is the site I visit every morning,
and before every road trip during the winter]
is one area of life where I find myself
completely out of step, with the social
environment where I am trying
to survive. It is how I "see" people.
For me there is a third gender, one
that everyone shares and to which everyone
belongs. I don't have a name for it,
and it was only this morning that I
was consciously thinking that my awareness
of people is almost entirely without
For me, there is something at
the core of being human that has nothing
to do with gender. Gender is a window
dressing, a cultural imposition that
can obscure and distort how the soul
interacts with and perceives the social
world. People, as I perceive them, are
souls. Gender, as I experience it socially,
is a superficial construct that interferes
Don't misunderstand me, I am fascinated
by differences between males and females,
old, wise and foolish and any other
polarity of difference our dichotomous
culture has defined. "We" have been
divided and are conquered. The structures
social life are on display
me, to be visited and observed, much
as I would tour an ancient city
not define how
I perceive others. When I perceive a
person I prefer not to know how much
money they earn, what they do for a
living, how much education they have
attained, how good looking they are,
how well dressed they are, what political
views they embrace, how much status
they have acquired.
I am really only interested in who they
are as a person, the quality of their
integrity, their soul, their mind.
I enjoy meeting people and wish for
a world where what I consider to be
truly valuable human qualities are
I can dream, can't I?
Attila and I have worked, between us, every
single day but one, since the middle of June.
We are both exhausted. I am taking a "break"
weekend due to my dental surgery this week.
I'll miss the income, but health comes first
and this surgery is not optional, nor is
it covered by a health plan of any kind. We
have worked long and hard to get together
enough cash to pay for the surgery.
is our dream to attain employment that allows
day's off work.
We miss one another terribly!
|RECIPES :: Cast
Ontario was hit by storms and tornadoes last
Thursday, August 20, 2009. When we came home
from work that day, this is what we discovered.
of a very tall pine tree snapped and fell
30 feet to land on my little trailer, a 1977
Airstream Argosy Minuet. The trunk of the
tree is in the foreground of the picture,
is 30 feet tall. The trailer was damaged
beyond repair. We will miss my little trailer,
Attila has removed the tree top. Yesterday
the insurance person was here to assess
the situation. Last night we removed our
personal belongings, all of which were amazingly
intact. It will take weeks, perhaps months,
to resolve the process of loss.
Many people lost their homes to this storm,
one young lad lost his life. We were blessed
loss was so insignificant by comparison.
By The Easy Chair
by Mark Mills
"Dreams grow holy put in action;
work grows fair through starry dreaming,
But where each flows on unmingling, both
are fruitless and in vain."
Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864)
Wind: SE 4km/h
Relative Humidity: 100%
Pressure: 102.14 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km