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  1. natalie

    UNCONVENTIONAL ALLIANCES – Nyssa’s hometown reunion

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    ?listen to the audio on ?  Taking a break from her hectic schedule, Nyssa decided to spend the weekend at her family’s suburban home, just a short drive from her current residence near Frankfurt. She decided to take a nostalgic journey, driving over to Rumpenheim Castle, a historic gem that once hosted European nobility. Originally… Continue reading UNCONVENTIONAL ALLIANCES – Nyssa’s hometown reunion
  2. Stephen Downes

    Pine Cones

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    May 22, 2024. Pine cones phjotographed through the window of the breezeway between the Riverside Hospital and the Professional Building. Andrea was in for a regular check-up. Otherwise, it was a fairly ordinary day on the job doing the newsletter and ...
  3. Stephen Downes

    Larose Forest

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    May 20, 2024. Went for a 50 km bike ride today mostly through Larose Forest. It was a very hot day and the ride was roughly have gravel and half pavement. I rode on the touring bike with a bit of a load and felt pretty worn out by the end. https://fli...
  4. Stephen Downes

    Old Apple Blossoms

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    May 17, 2024. I took a quick snap of the apple tree on the way into the office this morning. Started the day with a quick couple of meetings which went quite well, then focused on newsletter stuff (I have a talk coming up next week so I wanted to make...
  5. Stephen Downes

    Downy Woodpecker

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    May 15, 2024. Downy woodpecker on the feeder in the back yard. Not the greatest photo because I took it out the window with my phone. Worked from home today but it was too rainy to go biking. https://flic.kr/p/2pS6un1
  6. Stephen Downes

    Prescott-Russell Trail

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    May 16, 2024. This is a typical scene along the Prescott-Russell trail. I put in a full day of work and then at 4 took off for a good three hours along the trail. Best ride of the year! It was warm (finally!) and mostly sunny, hardly any wind, and I'v...
  7. Stephen Downes

    I am not a sink

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    May 14, 2024. This is not a sink. That said, it's not clear what it is. It's located in the Thai Express near where I work and where I had lunch today, on the counter where we empty our garbage and stack our trays. It serves no purpose other than to n...
  8. Stephen Downes

    Sparrow

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    May 13, 2024. Sparrow on the pavement, posing for a photo. I was in the office today, having an off day as a result of an argument yesterday. I worked on my newsletter and the CList project a bit. https://flic.kr/p/2pS6n5k
  9. natalie

    CITY CADENCE – Chapter 1- SKYLINE, ROOFTOP – Views

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    ?listen to the audio on ?  Sachsenhäuser Berg, in the mid-90s, buzzed with life atop the grounds of Henninger Bräu. The air was electric with the pulse of a massive party, and the stage was ablaze with D-Flame, passionately rapping about another day. The crowd undulated as one entity, their hands rising in synchronized waves… Continue reading CITY CADENCE – Chapter 1- SKYLINE, ROOFTOP – Views
  10. Stephen Downes

    Apple Tree

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    May 12, 2024. We went to the Ottawa Tulip Festival today, taking a roundabout route that took us to the west of Dow's Lake and encountering this huge apple tree. https://flic.kr/p/2pRZjLj
  11. Stephen Downes

    Apple Blossoms

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    May 10, 2024. More apple blossoms, these near the place where I had lunch by the Costco. Another office day today; I was able to work on a neat idea I've been puttering with, a convergent discussion list. I'm doing it all in Javascript, which is a cha...
  12. dogtrax

    A Room Becomes A Turntable

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    For today’s Daily Create, the prompt was to “remix your world” using an image. I had a photo of an empty basement, where my band used to practice, and when I did a little tinkering in LunaPic, the room became a turntable (by accident). And of course, a turntable requires some scratching. Peace (and sound), […]
  13. Stephen Downes

    Apple Blossoms

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    May 9, 2024. We have one tree outside our office building that flowers every year and I think is an apple tree. Anyhow, here are the blossoms. Generally unproductive today because I'm working in the office but I did finish revising my literature revie...
  14. Stephen Downes

    Mourning Dove

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    May 8, 2024. This morning dove is perched at the top of the gazebo in our back yard. The weather has turned and it was rainy and cool today, a good day to work indoors all day, starting in early morning with an Agora session with my European partners,...
  15. Stephen Downes

    Repairs

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    May 7, 2024. Repairs underway at one of Casselman's main intersections, right near the highway, spotted as I headed out on my afternoon bike ride. I traded some free time on a Tuesday afternoon for work time on a rainy Saturday. https://flic.kr/p/2pRs...
  16. dogtrax

    Four Poems: Moth, Silence, Flower, Flood

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    Here are four poems from today and yesterday. The one above is from the Daily Haiku prompts off Mastodon, where today’s prompt was “moth.” This second is inspired by a poem shared by Terry, along with some explanations and possibilities and the concept of a “silence map” took hold in my mind. A third poem […]
  17. natalie

    Bangkok 24 h

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    ?listen to the audio on ?  from the book DESTINATION DESIRABLE – Chapter 2 –Bangkok 24 h Twenty-four hours later, including an almost twelve-hour flight, they already spent the first impressive hours in Bangkok. They had kicked off the afternoon in the infinity pool surrounded by floating candles, champagne, and a sweeping view over Bangkok. In the… Continue reading Bangkok 24 h
  18. Stephen Downes

    Thrasher

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    May 6, 2024. This is a thrasher in our back yard. Becautiful day today, so I worked in the morning (newsletter stuff) and spent the afternoon on a bike ride to Reveler conservation area. https://flic.kr/p/2pQy2zc

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