Sunday – Loose in the Land of Loonies

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

PN:

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]

PN:

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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Sunday – It’s a Big World

[date Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 11:46 AM]

PN:

I consider myself a North American, or in hyphenated PC terms, a Canadian – (North) American.

As such, you can understand my support of the following sentiment:

If you don’t get it, ask an American who does.

It is Sunday morning in Vernon. Woke to -10°C and the 3rd snowfall of the current not quite (but sure feels like it) winter. You folks in Cowgary (moo!) are closer to -20°C. Ronaldo is in Sun City, and it is a balmy 61°F. I know where I’d rather be….. The hope and change of global warming is as fruitless as that other fruit’s hope and change…..

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