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AI: Facial Recognition Technology
Wednesday, August 22, 2018      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
world/article-a-face-only-
a-computer-could-love-the-
rapidly-expanding-world-of/ I suppose that none of us any longer has any reasonable expectation of privacy in any public location. ... Read more
The Tears of Things
Tuesday, August 21, 2018      22 comments

Recently I've been remembering my wonderful grade 13 Latin teacher, Mrs. Marie Hayes. So brave, so courageous, she seemed quite elderly to me at 17 when I was in my final year of high school (yes, grade 13 was a thing then, at least in Ontario)... Read more
Weather Systems!
Monday, August 20, 2018      26 comments

One of the helpful insights for me from the 3PGC (three principles global community) readings/videos: the notion that nothing needs to be "fixed". That periods of bad weather (mood variant) are as normal as changes in the external weather syste... Read more
Meditation and Fitness
Sunday, August 19, 2018      20 comments

nationalpost.com/enterta
inment/how-meditation-has-
become-the-new-fitness-tre
nd-for-the-1-per-cent Way back in the later 70s, I became interested in meditation because of Paul McCartney and his association with M... Read more
Why the Pain?
Saturday, August 18, 2018      31 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/article-dont-ostra
cize-drugs-users-empathize
-with-them/ Gabor Mate is a Canadian expert in addiction who advocates for safe injection sites: a controversial topic, certainly. We'... Read more
Respect for Aretha
Friday, August 17, 2018      25 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
6FOUqQt3Kg0 Absolutely nothing but Respect for the Queen of Soul. And: what a life she had!! Here she is singing for Obama -- heavy.com/news/2018/08/a
retha-sings-amer... Read more
Mary Pratt
Thursday, August 16, 2018      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
arts/a... Read more
Big Problem!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2018      29 comments

The problem with making gazpacho is -- it's way too popular. And my week-long supply is all gone by Tuesday night. And the problem with playing golf after work is -- I came home too tired to make lunch time salads for today. (Yes, it was ... Read more
What Does Flavour Tell Us?
Saturday, August 11, 2018      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/article-flavour-ha
s-something-important-to-t
ell-us-mark-schatzker-on-how-a/ Such an interesting article by Mark Schatzker in my newspaper this morning. Animals instinctively... Read more
Insta-Pie
Wednesday, August 08, 2018      24 comments

Yes, I am "domestically challenged". In every area of domesticity. But: summer fruits make great pies! And: I make 'em fast and easy using frozen pie shells (vegan type) plus frozen fruit plus just a little bit of sugar. Because prep... Read more
Loooooong Weekend
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      24 comments

Canada was celebrating Civic Holliday weekend and that meant Monday everything was closed. And although I could have headed into the office anyhow: I did not!! Wonderful! The weather was sizzling hot, with just a little rain here and ... Read more
Mindfulness and Motivation
Monday, August 06, 2018      19 comments

knowledge.insead.edu/lea
dership-organisations/mind
fulness-meditation-reduces
-motivation-9786 Everybody is jumping on the "mindfulness" bandwagon. Employers sponsor workshops to train employees in mindfulness: o... Read more
Bonus Blog: Isabel Dalhousie
Sunday, August 05, 2018      14 comments

Isabel Dalhousie is probably my current fave character in fiction. And Alexander McCall's Isabel Dalhousie series is well worth seeking out: probably your local library has 'em all. Just the titles alone: how appealing!! The Sunday Philos... Read more
Not "THE" Answer!!
Sunday, August 05, 2018      21 comments

Just wanting to clarify -- although I appreciate the supportive comments on yesterday's blog, I am absolutely not "proselytising" for 3PGC as "the way, the truth and the light". I blog for "me": to figure out what is going on because I only kn... Read more
This Morning's Breakfast
Saturday, August 04, 2018      20 comments

On the verandah, with Charlie -- cottage cheese mixed with a huge fresh tomato and chopped fresh basil topped with freshly ground black pepper. And, of course, lotsa coffee!! I just watched again that 3PGC video on relationships (link is i... Read more

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