Making Connections

I was just reading a great interview with our local Ubuntu community’s ‘buzz’ generator, Randall Ross and The Agora National (I will post it later), and it got me thinking about making mistakes. We’ve all grown up in a world where mistakes are a big deal. In the world we live in now, you can make a mistake and end up on the street quite easily. In the world of Ubuntu, on the other hand, mistakes are opportunities, nothing to hide under a carpet, or get spanked for. What a mind-shift, imagine growing up in an environment like that!

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Welcoming the Year of the Tiger

There was so much going on for Valentines Day this year that I didn’t have time to think about chocolates and roses. Instead, I was thinking about joining in the celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Tiger and eager to get to Chinatown before the whole show was over since rumors said the festivities would be closed down early due to the Olympics. In fact, our bus couldn’t get through downtown, as soon as we realised this we headed for the nearest skytrain station and squeezed ourselves in among the throngs of people and headed for the Chinatown/Stadium stop.

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Winter Olympic Musings

InukshukAs some of you may know from my snail mail New Years letter in December, I had a scheme to work for the winter Olympics and make a ton of money in a short time period. I used to work large sporting events (catered for the APGA golf tournament in 2000 and the NZ V-8 car races in 2004) and had found that huge sports events usually pay the best money. So I was pretty shocked to discover that to work for the Molson Canadian Hockey House, and provide the food for Concord Place during the 2010 Winter Olympics would only be an hourly rate of $15.

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The Generous Pumpkin

Not only is the flesh of the pumpkin delicious and nutritious, but also it's seeds and blossoms, in fact, in some places even the leaves are added to soup. Pumpkins have the ability to create healing in both the Earth and our bodies.

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Winter Farmer’s Market

The Winter Farmer Market of Vancouver BC comes together fortnightly at WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street at Victoria Drive. My favorite item at this time of the year are the potatoes. Music is always good and entertaining and it is fantastic to have such a fabulous view of the skyline of Vancouver's downtown in the distance. This particular market was…

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