Posts Tagged ‘news’

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

Maya Angelou

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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

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It’s a question I sometimes ask as I see the news: What would it be like if that were my town, my street, my house? Perhaps you do too.

With apologies to Parliament, a minor experiment:

Parliament Building, Ottawa, ON. Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash, with the Apocalypse Photoshop Action by Eugene-design

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Depressing? A bit, sorry for that. But if it helps me be even a little more empathetic, it’s worth it.

One of my favorite ways to help is to feed people. World Central Kitchen is doing just that.

More links and resources from our favorite local (and Ukrainian co-owned) bakery: Stand with Ukraine – The Black Walnut Bakery Inc.

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I spent too much of today in the news mines (and most of what I found is not great), so I thought I’d share a poem. It’s from 2016 but still relevant.

Click through and read from the beginning for best effect.

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by Brian Bilston

They have no need of our help

So do not tell me

These haggard faces could belong to you or me

Should life have dealt a different hand

— Flipping the Message About Refugees, With a Poem – YES! Magazine

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Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash

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After almost a week and an estimated $60 billion in lost trade, the Ever Given has finally been freed from its unplanned docking site in the Suez Canal. What’s next for this disruptive container ship? Imagine it anywhere in the world with this nifty new map adaptation.*

Ever Given Ever Ywhere

Why should the Suez Canal have all the fun?

Oh look, the boat is trying to run the Rideau locks at Parliament Hill!

nope nope nope

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My only regret is that I can’t sail this ship through the canals on Mars;)

A Short History of Martian Canals and Mars Fever

Historical map of planet mars from Giovanni Schiaparelli, 1888
Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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* The site’s very busy as of this posting, so if at first you don’t succeed, try for 6 days, 3 hours and 38 minutes;)

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