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November 3

It’s been a while

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There something about working more that’s simultaneously lovely and not lovely.
I’ve had to take away the Free Clinic Fridays for a while, due to that time being booked by other things. Perhaps I will allow for it on a case-by-case basis. Email me if you have the need for it.
As for now, I will continue [...]

March 27

Free Clinic: Still at it!

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My free clinic is still running on Fridays, but I have been away for the last few Fridays. I flew to Regina, and then North Spirit Lake, Ontario, for a sound art workshop at the internet high school there. The link to the website with the teen’s projects will be posted soon. There some pretty [...]

December 25

Merry Holidays

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I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday. I am spending time with my family, eating lots of delicious food, and listening to Edith Piaf. My wish is for everyone to enjoy themselves over the holidays.
I’ll be performing on the 31st at the Artisanale in Guelph. Come out and enjoy it! For now, here something [...]

November 23

Twitter

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the purpose of social media. More and more it just feels like a way of putting yourself on display to feed the ego. I know that I use it to make connections and meet people who have unique minds, or similar interests to me, or even just post [...]

June 11

Save the oceans: feed the world

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This is a really interesting report and proposal.
Think about it: reducing trolling and bycatch means more younger fish growing up into older fish. It means less needless destruction of marine life and more prosperity.
What would be the cost of implementation, though, and how do we get countries on board?
http://oceana.org/en/news-media/publications/reports/save-the-oceans-feed-the-world

May 11

Cycling

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I’m off on a trip!
Tomorrow I leave for Toronto where I prep and stay overnight and then leave the next morning. I take off on my bicycle for a 6-day trip to Montreal. I’ll be travelling with two friends of mine, and we’re almost completely ready. Just some last-minute things to do, like get the [...]

April 19

Horses

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I went horseback riding with friends of mine for the first time in a long time. It made me think about animals and how strange it is that we domesticate them. It makes sense, and at the same time makes me wonder if this is a good thing for the animal in the end? I [...]

February 10

Mind-Control Parasites?

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This is truly disturbing. I had no idea that parasites and viruses can alter our behaviour in such a way. It’s definitely going to make me doubt some of my decisions in the future, but hopefully with positive results.
Follow that link!
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/how-your-cat-is-making-you-crazy/8873/1/

February 5

Winter

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I just spent the last hour and a half wandering around Guelph with my dog, stopping to spend time in parks and then moving on. It was sunny and beautiful and 4 degreesĀ Celsius. And it’s February 5th. How is this even possible? We’ve had such a mild winter that it’s scaring me a bit. And [...]

January 19

Ceramic bone implants!

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An Italian company, Finceramica, has developed bone implants made of ceramic materials.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Mimicking%20natural%20bio-mineralization%20processes%3A%20a%20new%20tool%20for%20osteochondral%20scaffold%20development
IBM and GOOD have selected the company as a finalist in the GOOD Company Project. Here’s the link to their write-up: http://www.good.is/post/ibm-goodco-nominee-finceramica/.
To have bone implants that are not plastic or metal but actually bio-synthesized is incredible.