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Snowbird of Paradise

An Albertan who spends winters in California.

Garden Pets

Two snails (which may be Helminthoglypta dupetithouarsii) have taken up residence in the bird of paradise plant on my patio.  They are helping me to figure out how to use the macro feature on my camera because they pose for me!  I used my Olympus Digital Camera OM-D E-M10.

Logo suit

Not My Strong Suit

I saw a man’s suit the other day that was made up entirely of the logos for the Golden State Warriors basketball team. It is strangely reminiscent of the David S. Pumpkins suit from a Saturday Night Live skit, and is possibly the ugliest suit I have ever seen. […]

Theatre audience laughing

Executive Orders: The Musical

One day perhaps someone will write a musical of the short-lived Trump presidency and I will go to the theatre and laugh along with everyone else. In the mean time, things have been very strange. The weekend before last, America’s reigning xenophobic populist signed the executive order banning […]

Milo Yiannopoulus by @Kmeron via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Agent Provocateur?

Last  Thursday, students at the University of California at Berkeley protested against a scheduled speech by Milo Yiannopoulus. Milo is a right-wing writer for the populist Breitbart News, and he has made a career out of provoking conflict. He thrives on it. Most recently he incited online abuse of the […]