Wednesday, November 26, 2014
We live off the accumulated social capital bequeathed to us by previous generations. Let us not delude ourselves with the thinking that "we worked for what we have". None of us could possibly pay for our children's education, the legal framework, the social services, the physical infrastructure, the medical services, etc.
There are so many things we can do to help out, from our very privileged perch as citizens and permanent residents. Working with migrant workers is just one of them.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
When you really think about it, a good life can be distilled down to a handful of things: meals created from scratch with love and devotion, enjoyed with family and friends, decent health, and communal good works.
Olive oil, onions, salt, turmeric, black pepper, parsley, green onions, spinach, vegetable stock, water, dried lentils, kidney beans navy beans, garbanzo beans, linguini, garlic, ground saffron, kashk (like a yogurt).
Friday, November 14, 2014
As I was cleaning out ("deadheading") the dried, brown shells of a once-full and vigorous Hydrangea bush, I came across this, the last rose of 2014. Shielded from the winds and the frosty mornings of late October and early November, this rose managed to stay warm. November 13th.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Ben boxing against Grant Watson, a visiting Scottish Boxer from the Gilmerton Boxing Club, Dunderall Scotland. Ben is fighting for the Orangeville Boxing Club, BigTyme Fitness and Boxing... trained by Bryon Mackie, former Canadian light middleweight Champion. circa 2003-2007