My niece Meaghan gave the graduation speech this past week. It has been posted to YouTube in a fine montage by Christina. In addition to her speech making honours she picked up a total of seven awards including athlete of the year. Her uncle is very proud! Congratulations Meaghan!
I don’t normally blog about Firefox extensions. I have far too many installed, but this latest one is something that should have been a part of Firefox on install. If you are running Firefox, you owe yourself to test this one out. Thumbstrips allows you to view your browsing history as a series of small […]
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Last weekend Toronto dedicated a starkly breathtaking park/memorial to the Irish Famine immigrants of 1847. Ireland Park was opened by Mary McAleese, President of Ireland and features a rather striking memorial wall made up of glass bricks commemorating those who died during the exodus and also those who died trying to help them. The aim […]
There is a great discussion at Bricoleurbanism on the absence of people-scaled spaces in Toronto’s urban streetscape. The discussion takes as a starting point construction hoarding on two sides of the street near Bloor that inadvertently created a humane street scale not unlike that found elsewhere in the world.
I attended a great talk by Steven Bednarski of St. Jerome’s University today. His CV lists UQAM, York, Toronto as places of experience. His framing question today: How does a social historian make use of a research database? Bednarski explains that he was trained in the French school and considers himself a storyteller by practise. […]
While at the Second Cup today and I got a good tip on a rather intriguing grape from Hungary – kekfrankos . Toni Burzotta tells me that it’s one that will appeal to people that appreciate a well structured, smooth and easy drinking red. The kekfrankos grape is one many people are probably familiar with […]