Still rummaging through old electronics, I found a CD player and stopped to listen. Best thing I did all day.
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Rummaging through old hard drives, during a period of tech maintenance chores…
I get the same feelings, looking at old computer files that I have always gotten looking through old photo albums … blues. Friends who are gone, faces that were younger, work I recalled as better than it looks now.
A few things still please, like this pair of cartoons from 20 or more years ago. May as well laugh.
What other continent would be the cradle of humanity? It’s HUGE!
Emailed map from Peter Sever
Peter Sever is resting up after knee surgery, but not wasting his time. The world traveller (by motorcycle) and serial entrepreneur continues to educate himself and those around him. Peter has spent almost four years in Africa and has driven most of it. He follows its fortunes with continuing interest.
POPULATION? 1.2 billion in Africa (including the Arabic north coast). Roughly the same as China or India.
But look how much land the average African has.
AFRICA IS NOT INNATELY POOR.
Compare it to say China with about the same number of people.
– Lots of land, about 300% of China’s land area.
– Lots of coastline, harbours,. Both have vast deserts too.
– Lots of minerals
– Lots of lumber
– Lots of agricultural land
– Long growing season(s)
– Huge, largely unemployed labour pool.
– Everyone would like to help it develop economically.
Danica and Kathleen headed to Highland Creek for the festival, some shopping, some sightseeing (with Kathleen as tour guide) and some lunch.
While both report having a wonderful day, blog photos were not high on the priority list. Highlights above, other observations below.
Seeing the $7 Day Pass offer, I thought we’d found a way for our friend Kathleen to join us on a bike ride around Toronto Islands when the flood waters eventually subside.
Do the rental bikes have gears? Yes, see photo.
The bikes are heavy, but I suppose they have to be. The price is also heavier than that $7 Day Pass suggests. You actually get 30 minutes for $7. If you go over, the next 30 minutes adds $1.50, then $4 more for 30 minutes after that. Half-hours beyond the first hour and a half are $7 each.
So a typical 5 hour excursion to the Islands for lunch, riding around sightseeing, taking the ferry and getting back to a docking station would cost $89.50 … about a hundred bucks with taxes.
I was looking for a solution to the closure of the Toronto Islands bike rental business, but a new company has apparently taken over. We will be able to rent a bike on Centre Island for Kathleen, whenever the Islands reopen to the public. July? August?
Update/Correction This is a confusing year, if you want to rent a bike on Toronto Islands! It’s not an NEW company doing the rentals. The family business is back in business … except, of course, it isn’t … because of the flooding.
Crawf and Ulli are back home in Victoria, BC and Ulli sends us a present. We had been discussing a big art book collection during their recent visit and the URL for downloading just arrived.
The sad fact is, none of us get to choose our birthday … or the people we share it with.
Some attractive, intelligent, tasteful people get stuck with a date that is also being used by people who are just the opposite.
We all understand, and sympathize, Jane.
The laneway we use to cut through to the Martin-Goodman Trail cycle path has a name … and a good one.
Beside Murphy’s Law Irish Pub at Queen and Kingston Road
Now all we need is the naming of the lane behind the Flying Pony Gallery/Café … Pony Lane, of course.