Stuff to soothe the curious soul


Thursday, March 26, 2015

"sometimes the silence is noisier than what the sound was…"

Anchorage Daily News columnist and radio show host Shannyn Moore describes the effect the Exxon Valdez spill had on the sound and wildlife of Prince William Sound. This excerpt was filmed in July of 2010.

Shannyn Moore was a fisherwoman in Alaska before the 1989 spill, she also helped with the cleanup.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Blackberry Diaries #750: in Praise of Guelph

On a night like this, I am reminded of why we moved to Guelph, and of what a wise decision it was.
It's 9:30 pm and I decide to take Rhodie for a walk/run, not sure how far, we'll see how it goes… after all, it's a pleasant night @ -2Celsius, no wind. My neighbourhood streets are quiet, with the occasional car going just a tad over the 40kph speed limit. Going north on Gordon (morphing from highway to  main street through the middle of Guelph), the streets are well-lit, peopled by University of Guelph students on their last week of studies before final exams. A small chatty crowd at a bus stop, a runner/jogger or two, people say hi.
We get to the shuttered-for-the-winter Boathouse, just past the bridge at the confluence of the Eramosa and the Speed. It's a clear night, but even with the city lights, the stars are out. 
Guelph is a city where one doesn't look over one's shoulder. 

Sony Diaries Day 82: boy and dog

March 23rd.

Blackberry Diaries #749: Rhodie on a Sunday afternoon

when the late afternoon sun in early spring beams on Rhodie, the lion hunter, there is no other more beautiful man's best friend. March 22nd.