Friday – A Fishy Day

[date Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM]


Catholic or not (Fish Friday myths and reality statements abound on the Intertubes), the expression “something’s fishy about this”, or as Shakespeare stated “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” usually means a corruptness is in the offing.

Had Shakespeare expressed the sentiment slightly different (something fishy in the state of Denmark) it would allow a different interpretation, for who is the national symbol of Denmark? You got it, the little Mermaid –

Certainly fishy-like, but more of a unique or pleasant surprise….. nay, not strong enough. More like a bloody miracle!

It is with this thought in mind I present to you a sign. A sign of a miracle. Perhaps, indeed, a miracle itself!

Here is an incredible bit of video (from ) of Austrian MP Ewald Stadler addressing the ambassador of Turkey –


A must see on this fishy Friday.

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Sunday – Loose in the Land of Loonies

[date Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 2:19 PM]


Reflexion on Sunday fits the Christian backdrop of my upbringing.

Today I’m reflecting on the conflict triad: man vs man, man vs himself, man vs elements.

I have attended very few concerts in my life. Seasons tickets to the opera or philharmonic not withstanding, any venue which attracts very large numbers of people frightens me. After all, I’ve seen lots of dusters where the cattle are stampeded as a weapon, or the buffalo herd mows down everything in its path.

Why should it be any different for huge crowds of people? After all, if driven to “fight or flight” decision making, people make extremely poor choices or behave terribly.

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Wednesday – In a Foreign Land

[date Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM]


Here in Kamloops it’s -17 Celsius. That’s the only factor holding the snow back to a fine powder. Only 2 inches so far, but then it’s only been snowing for a couple of very cold hours. Sort of constipated precipitation. A pictorial summary of now and the forecast –

The following was forwarded by my uncle Glenn! I’m happily surprised that he found it interesting enough to pass along –

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