"The optimist says this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears he is right." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Monday, March 31, 2008

Classical Music Consort

They had a concert last night, however we were unable to attend.

There will be others, and we will go - you should too, as they're a wonderful chambre orchestra!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Inside the Peloton

(of messengers, that is...)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Gliding Along

Yet another shot, same guy, same location as yesterday. I took a bunch of him - something about him caught my eye...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stairway to the Stars?

I'm working on a better title, but I was just listening to some old Ella Fitzgerald songs on the weekend and that's one of my favourite songs by her. I guess the title stuck in my head.

Better than Stairway to Heaven, I suppose...


Monday, March 24, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

In Traffic

Messengers actually think this sort of thing is fun...

Here's Pete, jamming with traffic along Yonge Street in Toronto.

By the way, today, in the Jewish tradition, is the Fast of Esther and tomorrow and Saturday are Purim. Any holiday where adherants are "commanded" to "eat drink and be merry" sounds pretty good to me!

We are also coming up to the Easter Weekend. There's lots to celebrate. Hopefully your long weekend will be as enjoyable as I know mine will be. Have a good one!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Box, Needs a Car

That's what bike messengers tell their dispatcher if a package is too big to carry. Unlike those who might use a breadbox as a standard ("Is it bigger than a breadbox?"), couriers measure boxes against a case of beer - to be more precise, the "two-four".

So, the usual cry is, "it's a box, the size of a two-four, too big for a bike, needs a car!"

Next time I hear that, I'll show them this photo of Sam, happily carting two dozen beer on his back.

'Nuff said...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Grin

Riding a bike on a sunny late-winter day does that to a person: it's hard to suppress a smile...

Monday, March 17, 2008

Cool Commute

Yesterday there was a CMWC publicity photo shoot. Loads of pix to process, but this one was an initial fave.

Gorgeous weekend with sun and mildish temps. Unbelievably, a week after a pretty good dumping of snow, enough has melted that I felt comfortable riding to work today - the first ride to the new office in Mississauga, out past the airport. -8C made for a chilly ride, but it'll be much milder (around freezing) for the ride home.

Nice to be back at it again!

Friday, March 14, 2008


I've always thought smokers huddled outside buildings in inclement weather indulging in their addiction to be somewhat pathetic. Maybe that's because I used to smoke, and I've been there...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

No Entry/Entrance

Parking garage, City Hall, Toronto

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Man with the Handtruck

It's blurry, it's out of focus, body parts are cut off.

It must be art!


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Stepping out for Chinese

In Toronto's Chinatown during Saturday's snowstorm.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Tour de Toronto

Stage racing, Canadian style.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Go with the Snow

Another 10 cm. of the fluffy white stuff is on it's way, starting this afternoon into tomorrow. Winter's last hurrah?

Who knows.

Like the driver of the bus I took to work on Wednesday (our last snowfall), all we can do is go with the flow...

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Cat's Eye

I've always thought that Patches has gorgeous eyes, and the narrow depth of field of the lens used accentuates this feature.

Cats are great: sitting around with camera in hand, wanting to take a photo of something (anything!), cats are always willing subjects. At least Patches is...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Queen Car in the Snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Finding a Sunspot

When my eldest was little, I read to her every night. For a time, among her favourite books was Nate the Great. Nate had a friend/nemesis named Rosamund, who was a bit weird. She named her cat named Super Hex.

When my daughter took a cat into her life, she named her Rosamund and then shortened it to Rosie, who can be seen here warming herself in the sun on a cool winter day.

Monday, March 03, 2008


Many things about the man that I despise, many things that I admire.

I need his courage right now...


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