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Posted by on February 8, 2012 in General

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Pernicious Use of Language

HULLO. Yes, yes, I’ve not been posting. Mea culpa.

Between a major unanticipated job focus change following the expected new role for my paycheque job (them: “yo, you’ll be handling project “A” full time!” me: “wicked awesome!” them: “nevermind, we realize project “B” isn’t being handled properly, you do it” me: “but… this needs a 25-person core team… and that’s half of what out US sister company is putting into the project” them: “we believe in you! Here’s a BlackBerry. Oh, and we’ll need you to go ahead and… work 75% longer hours and most weekends…”). Thankfully it’s very interesting work and I’m enjoying it. So yeah, between that, the freelance work ($$!), organizing the national Taekwon-Do championship this year and trying to have some fun, I’ve to prioritise.

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Posted by on January 15, 2012 in General

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On Car Horns

I recently had a conversation with a friend over Guinness and scotch. Often, at some point in the evening, friends and acquaintances ask me car-related questions. Unfortunately, the conversations seldom go the way they expected.

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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Cars, General, Photography

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Recipe: Leek and Potato Soup

Hullo!

Yes, yes, I’m still alive. Today, I bring you another recipe. This is one from my childhood, something that’s easily my biggest comfort food.

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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in General, Vegetarian

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Occupy Toronto Photos

Went for a purposeful stroll, to the #OccupyToronto protests.

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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in General, Photography

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Rigid Interpretations of Art

In some ways, art is as subjective as colour. Taking conceptualization as another example, four different people can discuss the same term but mean discreetly different things. When one mentioned “tree”, chances are that all four are picturing a different tree, yet all are successfully discussing trees. With colour comes different emotions, feelings and memories.

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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in General

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Diary (XXVI)

Walking around with the camera again as the skies darkened.

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Posted by on August 21, 2011 in General, Photography

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How Subversive Organizations Are Succeeding

Much ado has been made about “the war on terror”. It’s a stupid phrase, however there are subversive groups our there working to destabilize established systems of governance and, ultimately, the society these governing frameworks oversee.

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Posted by on August 19, 2011 in General

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Diary (XXIV)

Yep. I’m able to keep up with the Roman numerals.

Today’s achievements: slept in, napped and got a bokeh-licious new lens. I’ve been playing with my lens all day (not a euphemism).

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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in General, Personal, Photography

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Community and Time

The recent riots in the UK were, in my opinion, a disturbingly accurate glimpse at the state of mind of today’s youth. Not just in England. Everywhere in the industrialized world. The ¬†available reports indicate that armed police shot and killed a 29-year-old man. Recent Independent Police Complaints Commission statements appear support the family’s early comment that he did not shoot at the police. The early protests to bring attention to Mark Duggan’s killing at the hands of police triggered ¬†the animation of a subterfuge flowing in the undercurrents of people’s minds, one that has been evident but repressed for years.

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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in General

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