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It has been over a month since the earthquake hit Haiti, the shock over the devastation seems to have moved into a focus on the long-term support that is needed to facilitate recovery. But yesterday (Saturday, February 27 2010) the world was pulled back into the state of crisis that surrounds a natural disaster as […]

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As I enter another long cold winter in Ontario the glistening snow and frigid wind-chill doesn’t just bring to mind the need for a warm drink.  The late onset of snow in December for Southern Ontario set a precursor to the much anticipated but largely disappointing climate talks in Copenhagen. The days of viewing such […]

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Living in apartments for the past several years has been an adjustment. I grew up with a backyard and being limited to my one bedroom apartment and small deck is quite a difference  from the sprawling lawns of suburbia. What makes city apartment life more doable are the spaces preserved so that all urban dwellers […]

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As a heat wave descends on British Columbia and areas of the interior become engulfed in flames the issues that surround natural disasters have been forefront in my mind and lead to this compilation. These are images of various floods that occurred between the 1880’s and the 1930’s. These photographs capture surreal moments of streets […]

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Having just returned from Killbear Provincial Park in Ontario I have camping on the brain. So here are some photographs of people enjoying the great outdoors. With the economy the way it is an abundance of tourists are looking towards domestic travel, staying closer to home and cutting costs by focusing on quality time as […]

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The American system of national parks was the first of its kind in the world, providing a model for other nations to follow. On March 1 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the territories of Montana and Wyoming. The area was set-aside as a public park to be under the control of the Secretary of […]

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The grey skies that plague Vancouver British Columbia all winter have finally let up. This dramatically changes the feel of this city. Suddenly the thick clouds lift and the sun shines, making its beaches inhabitable and reassuring residents that the mountains still can be viewed from Vancouver, even if their presence has been absent for […]

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Today is earth day, so in memory I shall pause from my usually photo collections and instead turn to look at environmentalism. I have found some photos, mostly from the 1970’s where this movement largely took root. Also you will find a photo from the Apollo mission and a picture of tree planting from 1939 […]

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Microscopic Monotony

The daily grind, those activities that plague us with monotony, we have all felt it weighing us down as we are taxed by the sameness of it all. The routines we so easily fall into, that modern life often necessities we fall into. The world functions on ordered scripts and prefixed agendas. We slot ourselves […]

Coming Down the Chimney Tonight

As the tunes of wintry nights and romantic gift giving blare from every mall and radio station it is undeniable that the holiday season is here. Living in a country full of religious and ethnic diversity this season can mean many different things. But my version of this time of year is the mistletoe, fruit […]

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Smiling doctors, inoculated with infecting patients

With a soar arm and flu like symptoms I feel somewhat lucky for having survived my latest encounter with the field of medicine. With a trip to Egypt planned and my nagging rationalization that contracting an incurable blood disorder would somehow ruin the adventure I plunged deep into the world of a Travel Health Clinic. Offering […]

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