Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
— Jelaluddin Rumi

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

Holy frozen teeth, Batman! In this cold weather (-23ºC) my teeth get so cold with my braces on. I can only guess that the metal soaks up the temperature and transfers it to my teeth.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama - the first 100 hours

"At 4pm today, Barack Obama will have been president for 100 hours. From ordering the closure of Guantánamo Bay to approving missile strikes, we take a look at the first 100 things he did in office" — The Guardian.

If you've been away from news sources for a while, this is a great way to catch up. The Guardian's report of Obama's first 100 hours in power.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Call for Creative Thought to Solve Climate Change

TED Conference speaker Andy Hobsbawm shares a fresh ad campaign about going green -- and some of the fringe benefits.

TED (Technology, Entertainmet and Design) home page
About TED

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen."
— Jackson Pollock

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

The chain elastic continues to pull on my top teeth. The resulting effect is teeth that are extremely cold-sensitive teeth. I can't even drink room-temperature water!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Upcoming Deadline for New Media Grant

Deadline: April 15. The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) New Media Initiative is intended to promote collaboration between artists, scientists and/or engineers to combine creativity with the development and application of new technologies and knowledge.

Canada Council for the Arts Home page
CAA/NSERC joint New Media Initiative

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape."
— Bono

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

I had my appointment yesterday. I have to keep wearing my current elastics which are honing the bite in the small molar area. The Orthodontist added a chain elastic that is designed to pull all 10 front teeth on my top jaw toward the front of my mouth, closing any gaps between them. Starting from the front-center of my top jaw, each "link" of the chain elastic wraps itself around each bracket for 5 teeth back on each side. It seems to be working already and it's only been about 40 hours since they were installed. But, this is definitely an Advil day!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language. I don’t know what to say about what I paint, really."
— Balthus

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tuesday Tooth Report

The elastics are definitely done for this round so I'm really excited about my next appointment (in just 6 days!).

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Farmers need to charge what their produce is worth

This young family has taken on a whole new approach to farming, including charging what their produce is worth rather than traditional prices. And why shouldn't they? They have a product that's organic and heirloom -- two qualities that are important to me as a consumer. And, given my shopping habits, I've already proven that I'll pay for it.
"Farming Future" video from the Globe and Mail. Time: 3 minutes, 43 seconds.