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Camomile

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December 31, 2016. We went back to Montreal again today to pick up something we left behind in one of the stores. It wasn't easy driving today, as there was snow and the highways were messy. But back safe and sound, it's good to have done it.

Angel

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Decebember 30, 2016. Montreal. We spent the day there and back, doing some holiday shopping. This is the former Erskine And American United Church on Sherbrooke Street, now a part of the Museum of Fine Arts complex.

A Splash of Colour

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December 29, 2016. Snow again today, so I spent the day inside writing and working. These flags can be viewed from my back window. The red one is, of course, the Canadian flag. The green and white flag is Franco-Ontarian.

Nation View Farm

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December 28, 2016. I was in the city today for a meeting, then to get a CPAP part, then to get some Sim cards. On the way home I stopped in town to take a photo - in this case, a farm overlooking the Nation at the south side of town.

Water Tower

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December 27, 2016. Walked past the 'Do Not Enter' sign to get a photo of the tracks that run alongside our house. This is looking back on the town of Casselman. You won't know it just to look at it, but there are signs of the constrction of a new sewer system and an access toad to a new subdivision. Accomplishments: - Beat Civ VI at prince level on a Huge map. Four days of effort.

Ice Day

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December 26, 2016. We had precipitation varying from frain to ice pellets to freezing rain to whatever. It was a good day to stay indoors.

A Christmas Photo Album

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Ten photos, click on the photo to seethe arrow.

An 1890s Christmas

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December 25, 2016. I wouldn't resist the urge to play with this portrait a bit as I pose with my mother and my brother. As you can see, our family is one that breaks easily into a bright broad smile.

Kumquats

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December 24, 2016. 'Tis the season of tiny oranges, and the kumquat is the tiniest of all. First spin on the new bike today, being careful because it has been a while and because my ankle is still bad. It felt good, though, to be back at it.

Spinner

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December 23, 2016. This is our new spinner. Our previous two wore out, but this one will last a lot longer. It's the sort of bike I used when I was taking spin classes in Moncton. Andrea assembled it.

Morning Snow

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December 22, 2016. Another photo outside my home office window (which is a never-ending range of possibilities). This is the snowfall that greeted us this morning.

Alex and Pencils

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December 21, 2016. Continuing with my practice with RAW and Lightroom, this is a portrait of Alex sitting on the table in front of my computer. Accomplishments: - entered time recording data

Beez

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December 20, 2016. I was back at the Candian School of Public Service for an all-morning meeting, and then headed to Bobby's Table on Montreal Road for a nice smoked meat lunch. This is across the road from them, on the wall of a pawn shop (it's not exactly an upscale area of the city, so I feel at home).

The Essence of Polly

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December 19, 2016. Back in the office today. Quet but generally productive. Back home, still working on my photograhy skills with RAW and Lightroom. Accomplishments: - created 'My Workflow' diagram - created a ZeroNet discussion room - Posted Lebanon conference summary

The Horse and the Palm Tree

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December 18, 2016. Another weekend snow day, another day spent doing office work. The horse was a gift from my visit to Saudi Arabia, the palm tree was from Moncton. The combination reminds me of a photo I took ages ago on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, which I used to think of learning resources as interacting objects in an environment, not designed for each other, but possessing the right affordances to enable them to interact.

Problem Exists Between Human and Income

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December 17, 2016. Snow day on a weekend so I stayed inside all day and worked on my landscape document. Of course, I was subject to regular interruptions from Alex, who would plant himself right in front of my keyboard.

Lights

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December 15, 2016. Busy day. Taking this picture of the lights in our dining room was the last thing I did in the evening. The lights are all LEDs. We've pretty much converted everything.

Wating for Spring

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December 14, 2016. There's nothing worse than an early winter. Went to the dentist this morning, then took at drive at lunch time looking for a photo - and found it up by LaRose forest. Accomlishments: - wrote On Teaching Critical Thinking

Wating for Spring

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December 14, 2016. There's nothing worse than an early winter. Went to the dentist this morning, then took at drive at lunch time looking for a photo - and found it up by LaRose forest. Accomlishments: - wrote On Teaching Critical Thinking

On a Rail

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December 13, 2016. Working the RAW+Lightroom combination, this time trying to draw out everything I can from this poorly lit photo of Lexi doing her balancing act on the stairwell railings. Ordinary day in the office - LTSC meeting in the morning, argument with management in the afternoon.

Sheds

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December 12, 2016. Still messing around with RAW and Lightroom. These are sheds in our back yard. We don't store anything in them; they came with the house. As you can see, we had a lot of snow today.

Winter Grass

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December 10, 2016. We were at the St. Laurant mall today, outside of which I shot this grass in the sunlight. Saw 'Arrival' later in the afternoon - pretty good, though we both felt they could have worked more on the ending.

2016 A Space Odyssey

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December 9, 2016. Normally I'm a stickler for photo realism, but I really liked the way this overexposed shot looked (and anyway, the person in the centre of the photo isn't overexposed). Quiet day today, puttering with my landscape document, working on distributed social networks (GNUsocial, Quitter, Mastodon and doing a little writing. Accomplishments: - short essay on 2016 trends)

2016 A Space Odyssey

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December 9, 2016. Normally I'm a stickler for photo realism, but I really liked the way this overexposed shot looked (and anyway, the person in the centre of the photo isn't overexposed). Quiet day today, puttering with my landscape document, working on distributed social networks (GNUsocial, Quitter, Mastodon and doing a little writing. Accomplishments: - short essay on 2016 trends)

2016 A Space Odyssey

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December 9, 2016. Normally I'm a stickler for photo realism, but I really liked the way this overexposed shot looked (and anyway, the person in the centre of the photo isn't overexposed). Quiet day today, puttering with my landscape document, working on distributed social networks (GNUsocial, Quitter, Mastodon and doing a little writing. Accomplishments: - short essay on 2016 trends)

Shopping Carts

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December 8, 2016. This is what it looks like after work these days as I load my shopping cart at Costco. Fairly productive day today marked mostly by a declining email stack.

Shopping Carts

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December 8, 2016. This is what it looks like after work these days as I load my shopping cart at Costco. Fairly productive day today marked mostly by a declining email stack.

Waiting Room

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December 7, 2016. This 1970s ambiance is the waiting room at the family health centre at Riverside Hospital, which is where I was today for a routine visit. The wait was quite minimal, and the reception at our new family doctor everything we would hope for. And the out-of-pocket cost for this was, of course, zero. Canadian health care FTW.

The Fog Rolls In

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December 6, 2016. Snow, cold and open water from the nearby river produce fog. It didn't quite make it to our back yard. Still limping around on a bad ankle. Accomplishments: - online seminar this evening (still ahead as I write this)

Santa Run

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December 4, 2016. Back in Casselman just in time for the Festival du Noel. This is the Santa run, which started off this Sunday morning.

De-Icing

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December 3, 2016. En Route from Berlin to Montreal via Frankfurt, its airport viewed here, its de-icing service in operation lifting the frost off the wing. On the flight home I watched all eight episodes of BBC's War and Peace, which was teriffic.

Bulbs

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December 2, 2016. Worked the conference today, including a panel presentation, and took time for a short errand at the market. Accomplishments: - visited every booth at the conference & got a lot of material for my environmental scan - posted all of my Berlin presentations

Occupied

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December 1, 2016. At the Occupied party at Online Educa Berlin. No talks today so I've enjoyed the role of conferencier Still got a lot done - attended some sessions, worked the trade show.

Standing Room Only

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November 30, 2016. This is the audience for my talk at Cornelsen Publishing in Berlin. I gave this talk in the morning, then delivered a personal learning environment design workshop in the afternoon. Still limping pretty badly.

Occupied

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December 1, 2016. At the Occupied party at Online Educa Berlin. No talks today so I've enjoyed the role of conferencier Still got a lot done - attended some sessions, worked the trade show.

Standing Room Only

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November 30, 2016. This is the audience for my talk at Cornelsen Publishing in Berlin. I gave this talk in the morning, then delivered a personal learning environment design workshop in the afternoon. Still limping pretty badly.

Occupied

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Dece,ber 1, 2016. At the Occupied party at Online Educa Berlin. No taks today so I've enjoyed the role of conferencier Still got a lot done - attended some sessions, worked the trade show.

Standing Room Only

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November 30, 2016. This is the audience for my talk at Cornelsen Publishing in Berlin. I gave this talk in the morning, then delivered a personal learning environment design workshop in the afternoon. Still limping pretty badly.

Räucherfisch

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November 29, 2016. Working on a stress-free day today. I'm nursing a sore ankle and enjoying having my phone. Busy day tomorrow. A quick walk to the Christmas to look at Räucherfisch and eat batwurst.

Erudiendae Artibus Iuventuti

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November 28, 2016. Berlin. This is a view from the taxi I took from the airport. Significant because my phone took an unscheduled trip in the taxi, sat for a while in an apartment just nrth of the Tiergarden, and ended up in a Thai massage parlor Kaiser-Friedrich Strasse. The taxi company was no help at all but the women who ultimately aswered the phone at Sinat Thaimassage were wonderful.

Luxembourg

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November 27, 2017. Fondation J.P. Pescatore, in Luxembourg.. I was up bright and early for a three-hour train ride to visit Luxembourg for the first time. I spent the day wandering around the city, took the train back home, and sprained my ankle just a few blocks away from the hotel. It must be time to go to Berlin.

European Parliament

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November 25, 2016. I gave my talk within sight of the European Parliament building, seen here, in Brussels. The workshop in the afternoon was just on the other side of tht building.

Brussels, Belgium

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November 26, 2016. Went out walking in Brussels today. The Christmas markets were set up, there was skating on the mall, and people were spreading their wings.

European Parliament

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November 25, 2016. I gave my talk within sight of the European Parliament building, seen here, in Brussels. The workshop in the afternoon was just on the other side of tht building.

Brussels, Belgium

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November 26, 2016. Went out walking in Brussels today. The Christmas markets were set up, there was skating on the mall, and people were spreading their wings.

Fleuriste de Stuyvenberg

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November 24, 2016. Jet lag day. Wandered around Brussels. Took the Metro to Atomium, then walked back toward the city - well, actually toward what I thought was a castle, but turned out to be a church. Église Notre-Dame de Laeken, seen here from Fleuriste de Stuyvenberg.

Brussels

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November 23, 2016. Arrived this morning in Belgium. Had to wait a bit to check in so I wandered around the city. Then I slept for 16 hours. That was my day.

The Road to Montreal

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November 22, 2016. It was back and forth to Ottawa a couple of times (forgot my power cord) and then down the road to Montreal in the multicolour afternoon light to catch a flight at Dorval.

The Road to Montreal

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November 22, 2016. It was back and forth to Ottawa a couple of times (forgot my power cord) and then down the road to Montreal in the multicolour afternoon light to catch a flight at Dorval.

Snow

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November 21, 2016. Lots done today, especially on my landscape document. Accomplishments: - wrote Post-Fact and Fake News - first win in Civ VI (after playing for four days)