October 30, 2009




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 every single 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 and future.]

Living Local
[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]

It is raining today. Most of the leaves have been stripped from the trees, all but the oaks have shed their summer finery. Today the oak leaves are drenched and drifting to earth.

When it rains the strength of our new high speed internet connection becomes very weak, one bar, and sometimes disappears altogether. I have read on forums that this is unacceptably slow, but coming from a dial up connection, it seems like the speed of light to me!

My thoughts are free to wander again, and oh my how they wander. Today I am thinking about reality, that shifting veil that cocoon's life on earth.

Here is where my mental walk took me this morning.

The absence of standards of absolute and universal application.

Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity:
"...all motion is relative"

"...By state of motion we understand parameters defining the motion, that is direction, velocity, acceleration..."

Hmm... hard to imagine maintaining life, physical, social or otherwise, without motion.

A Consequence of the Theory of Relativity:
"...mass and energy are equivalent and interconvertible"

"...two things to be converted into each other"

Somehow, when all these concepts are poured into my stream of consciousness, I come to the conviction that modern humans are terrified of the possibilities afforded by relativity. For me all of the above concepts are interconnected, but I do not feel inclined to quantify my observations, or to bend them to the currently popular modes of logic. I'm not sure if my conviction constitutes a philosophy; but it certainly explains a lot of the seeming insanity of human behavior.

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Worldly Distractions

Canadian Shield Rainy Day
Another rainy day on the Canadian Shield.

Autumn Allegro

By The Easy Chair
I've been reading text books and study notes for a month now. Time for a trip to the library for something lighter!

Gather leaves and grasses,
Love, to-day;
For the Autumn passes
Soon away.
Chilling winds are blowing.
It will soon be snowing.
John Henry Boner

9 C
Condition: Rain
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Tendency: steady
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 9.0C
Dewpoint: 7.9C
Humidity: 93 %
Wind: SE 22 gust 31 km/h

Page by Page: A Woman's Journal
by Maggie Turner

Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made with a camera by exposing film to light in order to create a negative. The negative is then used in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive paper.
Source: University of Arizona Glossary

Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes the music of its language with its subject. To read a great poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of its sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios

Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse, a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself. Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony, false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book, Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing

A Blog is an online journal created by server side software, often hosted by a commercial interest.

"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms."

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