Category Archives: philosophy

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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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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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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bike route, in theory

There are some side streets in Vancouver that are designated bicycle routes. I’m not sure what this means entirely – I know it doesn’t mean there are only bicycles. I have noticed there are some intersections where cyclists can go … Continue reading

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cell phoneability

Bah, cell phones. I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and it sure seems like everybody has one. I know that’s not true: cell phones cost money, and that doesn’t flow free for everyone. Buuut you can get a phone at … Continue reading

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urban bubble

I believe that so many of our societal and individual problems are directly related to the lack of community in our culture. People live alone or in very small groups, disconnected from family, neighbours, elders –> these days most people … Continue reading

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