Thursday, May 28, 2009

With apologies to the hinomaru.

Photo credit: Vancouver Indy Coffee Scene.

Sun breaking through.


View from atop Mt. Maxwell, Saltspring Island - July 2008. More here.

O's artwork

O's trees IMG_1364.JPG

Early efforts of my 4 year old (when he was 3). More here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So much for no deficit, eh Stevie?

After campaigning last fall on a 'no deficit' platform, the Harper government announces something quite different.
The federal deficit will soar to more than $50 billion this fiscal year, setting a dubious record far eclipsing the bad old deficit days of the early 1990s.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Tuesday that the government's shortfall will be more than $16 billion higher in 2009-2010 than he forecast in January's budget.
"We will run a substantial short-term deficit this year which I would estimate at more than $50 billion," Flaherty said.
Read the story here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vote on "The Great Canadian Tune"

Some odd choices in the list, and others conspicuously absent, but a worthy topic and project. Visit here to listen to the nominees and cast your electronic vote.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Do CEOs Matter ... and the state of Steve Jobs' health & company.

The ghouls and hustlers at play on the Web have been quick to exploit the interplay between Apple’s stock price and its CEO’s health. In October, one of’s volunteer “iReporters”—the network is experimenting with so-called citizen journalism—filed an entirely false report that Jobs had been rushed to a hospital after a massive heart attack. Traders suspected that this was a ruse by the iReporter to profit from a fall in Apple’s stock price, though a subsequent investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission concluded it was just a teen prank.
More in The Atlantic here.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Labatt & Home Hardware join "Make it Seven"

120,000 individual Canadians, and now two major corporations, support Jim Basillie's efforts to bring a seventh NHL franchise to Canada. Visit here to show your support, and here for TSN's coverage.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Great cafe & jazz bar in East Shinjuku (Tokyo)

Click image to see details. Photo is of Hampton Hawes, in the club in 1968.