Monthly Archives: May 2007

Preamble to the instructions on how to wind a watch

This is one of my favourite pieces of poetry by Julio Cortazar translated from Spanish by Paul Blackburn. It does take someone of a certain age or someone of considerable wealth to know what winding a watch means these day … Continue reading

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Staying rational

I have finally been able to start running again and despite the serial injuries suffered so far this year it is difficult to start back rationally. Today I feel the aches and pains of a 27K long run yesterday and … Continue reading

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Linking

Some blogs crank out link so often that they become link farms. I don’t want to start doing that but I have found a site which argues against the categorical protection of intellectual property and makes an excellent argument for … Continue reading

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On the track

St. Thomas 400 meter specialist at the start of the 400. Finishing time 71 seconds. The bantam girls 4×100 did well despite two runners being a little lame. Our starter on the left had a hamstring issue after the 200 … Continue reading

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Water-fueled engine appears on the horizon

This is just a link to a story which holds promise – it isn’t a hoax for a change – coming out of Purdue university.

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The history of you

Watching the history channel this evening and the importance some people put on genealogy I could not help but think: If you are alive then one of your ancestors committed or participated in an atrocity. That may sound harsh but … Continue reading

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Forever Amber

It is difficult to frame memories of those we loved when we were young. I can remember Amber Cloutier as if I were with her yesterday but I could not describe to you any but the most gross of details … Continue reading

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Track Meet

I have spent the last two days at track meets. Monday was the girls meet and Tuesday was the boys meet. At both meets I saw some running which impressed the heck out of me. On Monday I saw 15 … Continue reading

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When it comes to keeping secrets on the Internet it is easier said than done. Yesterday the crack for HD DVD’s to enable them to be played on open source hardware hit the big time. The problem for the people … Continue reading

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May in hot water.

Elizabeth May quoted a British environmentalist who compared the current Canadian government “plan” for the environment to Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of the Nazis in pre WWII Europe. Jewish groups are aghast. There can be no possible comparision of anything with … Continue reading

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