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Penny Bottle

To continue my apparent obsession with pennies…I accepted an invitation to submit a piece to an art show entitled “Dirt”, at the Lobby Gallery at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC. It is an interesting word, dirt. A lot … Continue reading

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5 tips to eating local year-round and not wasting food

If you have a way to compost and a garden to use that compost in, you might not be as concerned with this. But as an urban dweller in an apartment, I get hives at the idea of throwing veggies … Continue reading

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6 Amazing Things You Might Not Know About Vancouver

I’m gonna jump on the bandwagon here with my own “Six (or 3 or 10) ____ (amazing/crazy/scary/weird) Things you Might Not Know About ___”. I grew up around here and that gave me some time to notice a thing or … Continue reading

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Practically Complete: Penny Project

Time to catch up with the Penny Project! It has been awhile. The penny-adding action was swift in the beginning, but then slowed down as the missing ones became fewer and fewer. What’s still missing: 1970, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1963, … Continue reading

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yay for duck duck go! plus, always use a fake name on the internet.

Someone told me about Duck Duck Go awhile ago.  It’s a kindly search engine that doesn’t save your personal information along with performing the search. This is unlike most (or all?) of the others. I depend on geeks, like i … Continue reading

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the New Penny Order

After getting so cosy with the penny, I’ve noticed how very much not the same they all are.I don’t just mean that the new ones are shiny and the older ones are dirty. So I did a little looking up … Continue reading

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Pennies 4ever

Since the news that the Canadian penny will slowly disappear from regular use, there’s been an increased nostalgia about the penny. It was really just an annoyance before, having to dig out more round metal disks and hardly getting much … Continue reading

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Penny Project Prevails

Ever since the Canadian penny started to be detained by the banking system, never to be sent out again, on Feb 4, 2013, I think more about using pennies in cash exchanges. Plus this penny project says hello to me … Continue reading

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First Friend Penny!

Here’s a friend putting the first friend penny on! Friendpenny! Then we ate soup with biscuits. Yum.

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DIY Canadian Penny Wall Project

In winter, when the air outside is damp cold and the daylight brief, I tend to cocoon at home more than in brighter months. Home-based activities increase, like sewing, recycled crafting, yoga, making homemade dish soap (hmm) and food projects … Continue reading

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