One of my first night shots.  The Trent University Athletic complex in Peterborough, Ontario, taken from the other side of the Otonabee river.

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Link-O-Rama: Trudeau’s tax reforms: Here’s how the loopholes work

Trudeau’s tax reforms: Here’s how the loopholes work
Good detailed article. As I thought, none of the changes affect me so I say go for it. :)

There are more interesting links on the linkorama page...





A Great Trick

The next time you enter a restaurant, choose a random stranger of your preference.

When you catch their eye, maintain eye contact for a while, look away, and act like nothing happened.

After a while, do so again, this time keeping contact for a longer period.

The stranger will most likely start paying more attention to you, but act normally.

Keep this up for a while, before walking up to them.

Greet, and ask them to close their eyes and picture a playing card.

Now, when they are doing this, eat as much of their food as you can and run away.

People are weirdly willing to obey instructions when they think it’s for a magic trick! :)


Escaping North Korea

It's very difficult to watch Yeonmi Park recount the incredible story of her life so far, both in North Korea and after escaping to China.

She certainly makes me feel more grateful for everything I have, feel helpless to do anything to help her and those like her, yet still she makes me feel like I have to do something, no matter how small, and perhaps my small contribution combined with everyone else's can result in some change.

But what? Today's culture feels that posting, re-posting, sharing, and tweeting bits of media, or dumping buckets of water on each other's heads somehow shows solidarity and therefore obviates the need to actually do something useful to effect change. Sure I'm going to do all that tweeting bullshit as well. but what is something useful that I can actually do? I'm not sure yet.



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Maybe read No Big Deal, a story I consider to be the very best thing I ever wrote.