Yemen, the Lakota and urban gardening – this week’s favourite Ted talks

Watching Ted talks is turning into a mild obsession as I find myself googling “Ted talk” with any third word that comes to mind, like “science”, “gardening” or “war”.  The more creative I think I’m getting the more fascinating presentations I find.  Try the Ted talk formula with “architecture”, “crochet” and “Pine ridge reserve” andContinue reading “Yemen, the Lakota and urban gardening – this week’s favourite Ted talks”

Cycling – winter riding… a pain in the butt (litteraly)

Phew.  Went on  my first, real winter commuter cycling expedition today and conquered the 20 some kms from Calgary’s deep SW to the downtown core in -8 degrees celcius.  I find biking to be the most enjoyable and freeing experience ever, but even I had a hard time having fun out there this morning. WithContinue reading “Cycling – winter riding… a pain in the butt (litteraly)”