Monday, December 30, 2013

What to do with

I have thousands of images of no significance. Note the whiteish arachnoid hiding in the shade.

What am I to do with them? Where does digital trash go? Just as where does light go when we turn the source off.
Can you spot troll hill?

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Summer 2013, looking over a Saskatchewan slough at Titanic.

That is a mosquito, just right and above the power pole. I am not saying she was big or anything. That was not fog rising, but mosquitoes, sounded like a distant roar, but my hearing is not what it was. I could not stand it and took cover.

Friday, December 27, 2013

The Power of Apathy

The power of apathy,
I just do not care.

It allows freedom of concern
for who's in front, the reds or blues.
the gray or the bay,
or 6 or 12.

The economy of attention,
to mind that which matters,
but the negative word, apathy,
does he wish not to be heard.

We can define positive,
that which is,
or we can define negatively,
that which it is not,
yet when we speak,
attention is lost on that which is not.

Yet of mindfulness,
there is a uproar, a big push, a thirst,
Yet what it is not,
the opportunity cost of mindfulness,
ignoring of some things, apathy,
the praises are not sung.

To try to make sense or the push with pull,
the ying without yang
and yet the world is held together with the attractions,
but not to close by the repulsions,
physics tells us so.

We humans are like pebbles in the stream bed,
touching but separate, sometimes,
big stone to big stone.
If reworked, or ice laid,
the fines separate us for a touch of geology.

But what do I know?
Be well, breath deeply,
smile easily, and enjoy what life has to offer.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


My writing is based on some quotes.

Ed. Ralph Waldo Emerson  “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds…”

and then William Cowper   “Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.”

Mark Twain  “Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”

Peter Hamilton  “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”

Who's problem is it anyway?

Now to finish this post. Those quotes could allow me to say something like  "You are two much! " as a suggestion that you BMI is high. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Lao Tsu

When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost, right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expediency appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder.

3000 years and this has not changed.

We recommended that the foundation be placed on unfrozen ground, and a frost free condition be maintained; in addition, that good engineering and construction practices be followed.

They allowed the foundation to freeze. They built a tall form, and poured the concrete without the benefit of cleaning the form, heat, vibration to the bottom and segregation protection. Then had concerns of freezing, as well as possible snow melt out, segregation, void, and obvious signs of no vibration.

Now they have to chip and redo piecemeal, and they still do not want to heat.

So what is the next step?