Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review: WordPress report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Queen of the Season

—for Anne   We struggle through soggy snow, our snowshoes a doubting Thomas unable to waterwalk, each sunken step the link in a lifeline cast back to the road.   Granite ridges rise on either side of us, indifferent in … Continue reading

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Christmas Letter: 2013–Its Royal Thirteenness

I want to offer this Christmas Letter/essay to all my blog readers as a kind of gift for persisting with me throughout the year. Thank you for your support of my work. And what a year it was…. What a … Continue reading

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‘Smart’ Meter Victory a Hollow One

I had hoped to avoid any more activist posts during the holiday season. However, recent reports in the media about BC Hydro claiming ‘victory’ for its ‘smart’ meter program compelled me to provide the other side of that picture. As … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh and Civilization

For months now I’ve been intending to publish this essay to coincide with the exhibition of Mesopotamian antiquities at the Royal Ontario Museum. (http://www.rom.on.ca/en/mesopotamia/home) Unfortunately the Lemon Creek jet fuel spill happened this summer so I didn’t get to Ontario to … Continue reading

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Notes from the Endgame 2: Streamkeepers issues report

Reporting on lab tests is never sexy, but we can thank our lucky stars that here in the Slocan Valley, we have an independent body testing our watershed. In response to community outrage over the almost non-existent drinking water testing … Continue reading

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