Climate Change and the Consequences

From all that I’ve read, heard and seen on climate change I’m worried about the legacy being left for my kids. It’s a controversial topic, however, and few clear statements have been definitive enough for me to want to provide to friends, family and others who need to be convinced about this pressing and looming nightmare.
I’ve been a fan of David Suzuki since his Quirks and Quarks days and from The Nature of Things. I’ve read several of his books including his autobiography Metamorphosis. And I’m happy with most of the activism his foundation does (though not all of it).
I was pleased to see David and his foundation just published a very good, short and clear article:

on the lead up to and what we are faced with around this scary issue. I urge you to read it.

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


we grow back

This is one of the best pieces of graffiti I’ve seen in Guelph even though it’s probably not a new idea (sincerest form of flattery, right?) A retaining wall by my morning bicycle commute was grey-painted to remove quite a few interesting pieces this summer. But as the picture above attests to–they do grow back.

Cute Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day has never been a big deal to me. In fact, sometimes I think we have too many of these days and should be happy with birthdays and statutory holidays. At other times I’m struck that time spent bringing the family together should be fostered especially when there are so many pressures tearing families apart.
So it was with mixed feelings that I found a Father’s Day card from my son as I was cleaning a portion of the basement. I think the card was made at school since it was done on material which was cut up into a mosaic and pasted onto construction paper. It made me smile and laugh so I figured I should scan it in and share it with you.

Phishing, continued

New phishing e-mail! Not as hilarious as the US Marina e-mail but still funny:

Owing to our on going system server upgrade, you are requested to update your account information by following the reference to prevent your Email address to be de-activated and to enable it upgrade to reflect in our database as a very active, useful and legal email account.
Click The Reference Below*

http: // work191se. moy. su/ microsoft.htm

However, If your account information is not confirmed and verified within a certain period you will have to lose your account.

Account Services
Copyright © 2013.

The ‘su’ domain is actually for the Soviet Union.

The from address is: “Donovan, Sean”