Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
— Abraham Lincoln

So, get to it and start having fun! As I say to myself every morning, "Attack the day!". My niece now says it to me before I get a chance.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A friend wins Silver Wave Award for music composition

I'm proud to announce that Ralf Cassidy Bindels (Composer for GroovingFarm Audio Productions) has won Excellence in Music Composition at this year’s Silver Wave Film Festival for the film A Dark Radius.

The award-winning action short film directed by Gia Milani and produced by Tony Whalen is based on human trafficking and will be broadcasted on CBC in early 2010.

Silver Wave Film Festival
A sampling of the award-winning Soundtrack
GroovingFarm Audio Productions
IMDB's profile of the movie A Dark Radius

Congratulations, Ralf!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom — from a 3.5-yr-old

I asked my 3.5-year-old niece if she had any life advice for me. She answered without hesitation...

Just do your best and don't dig in your bum. And that's it."
— Ella

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

And then one day you find 10 years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun."

— Pink Floyd

Interestingly, we all allow the first 10 years and the second 10 years and the third 10 years of our lives to pass without a worry of getting older. It's not until our 4th set of 10 years that we take notice. Even with words of wisdom from bands as pervasive and all-reaching as Pink Floyd, we still miss the message. Some knowledge can't be passed down, it has to be experienced to be fully understood. It's precisely our 40 years of experience that allows us to take note and understand it. I think we should celebrate reaching that level of wisdom rather than fear it. Use the knowledge we've accumulated to fine-tune our path and approach living with new vigor.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Alma Mater #1 again!

Mount Allison University has again been named the top undergraduate school in Canada by Maclean’s magazine in its 19th annual University Rankings Issue. The university has achieved this ranking a record 13 times in the past 19 years and has never placed lower than second. No other university has led its category so many times.

Mount Allison University 

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Note to self re earthworms and early-morning walks

Don't go for a pre-dawn walk on a wet day. You can't see well enough to avoid stepping on the earthworms. (They're just trying to go for a pre-dawn walk (slither), too!)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sound Over Season

I have noticed that the same sound —for example, a train dopplering in the distance— has a different quality depending on the season. Am I imagining it or is this possible?