Stuff to soothe the curious soul


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Words from a migrant worker

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.

Hate and Love

from one of my favourite blogs

Monday, November 17, 2014

Vintage Vase

November 16th.

Vintage Candleholder

November 16th.

BlackBerry Diaries #736: Ash-e Reshteh: Persian Noodle Soup, by Mary

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

The last rose of 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

Boxing with Ben

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

BlackBerry Diaries #735: Nest silhouette

Macallister Park, November 13th.