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Medellin

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April 22, 2018. Flew to Medellin today, which took longer than it should have because my flight was cancelled. Fortunately wifi in the airport lounge was excellent so I spent the delay editing photos and watching the Blue Jays game. Arrived in time for supper and to get caught in a rainstorm. This kite display isn't actually in Medellin, but is rather just outside the airport. https://flic.kr/p/26rfzPx

Bogota

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April 21, 2018. I took the Transmillennial from the airport hotel where I'l staying to the city centre and wandered around on a gorgeous Saturday taking pictures and enjoying the noise and the atmosphere. I alo wrote a blog post, "The Morality of the More Powerful". https://flic.kr/p/JhPKof

Turtle Power

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April 9, 2018. By my count, two turtles equals five Iron Men. These are what I suspect are pinatas in the Whole Foods Store, where I went at lunch. Despite being ill, it was a good week, as I managed to finish three papers. Kind of makes up for the previous two weeks, where I accomplished nothing. https://flic.kr/p/JcKApS

Robin

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April 18, 2018. The robin in the tree was singing up a storm this afternoon. Probably not happy songs either as the weather continues to resemble winter more than spring. Had a frustrating CPAP appointment this morning and worked on a report this afternoon. My cold continues to linger but I'm doing better, https://flic.kr/p/25dyM4j

Icemageddon

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April 16, 2018. OK, Icemageddon is perhaps an exaggeration, but we did have an icy coating over everything this morning, with the result that I stayed home for the day and worked on papers. Still struggling with my stupid cold. https://flic.kr/p/23uVNSy

Waiting...

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April 15, 2018. Another day spent indoors watching baseball and puttering with photos. This is my bicycle, all shiny and clean after receiving its spring tune-up a couple week ago. Now it sits in the garage, waiting, waiting... https://flic.kr/p/J6pK3E

Waiting...

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April 14, 208. I spent the day doing nothing but watching baseball and puttering on the computer, trying to share this cold. I was all warm and cozy with the heater on in my home office. Meanwhile, this is the neighbour's firepit, waiting, waiting, for something like spring to arrive... https://flic.kr/p/J51VkL

Seagull

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April 13, 2018. Seagull on a light standard spotted as I headed home from the office. I didn't realize until evening that it was Friday the 13th. No matter. The whole week has been a write-off because of this cold, which continues to linger. https://flic.kr/p/GuX7Dk

Downstairs

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April 12, 2018. I see this sign every day as I head home from work. I work on the third floor and I take the stairs, and I see this sign, urging me to go down the stairs. But the sign is on the FIRST FLOOR. It leads me into the basement. Why do they want me to go into the basement instead of leaving the building? WHAT'S DOWN THERE? https://flic.kr/p/23pcPxL

Casselman

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April 11, 2018. Casselman as seen on the drive home. Not 100% yet but feeling a lot better. I was even able to do some work and get to the store! https://flic.kr/p/Gq5y4p

Geese

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April 10, 2018. Some out of focus geese on a cloudy day. Yeah, that's about right. Took a sick day. Slept for a while, watched a ball game, coughed and flemmed. Tried to stay warm. Listening to some music now. Tired of being sick, but can only wait it out. https://flic.kr/p/24F9kLk

The Forbidding Mountains

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April 9, 2018. This is the CSIS building behind some snow piles that look to me for all the world like 'the forbidding mountains'. Perfect place for a CSIS building. Struggled through the day, managing a little work. I think it would have been fairer to my employer had I just taken a sick day. https://flic.kr/p/24F8Yun

Flowers

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April 8, 2018. We drove into the Costco, where I saw these flowers, then back, after which I settled in to bed to listen to the ball game and try to recover a bit. I was doing better that the previous few days but lacking sleep. https://flic.kr/p/GiUqyF

Cities: Skylines

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April 7, 2018. I did nothing else today but play this video game; you're looking at the fruits of my labours (that's as good as the weather gets). I like tghe game but it's hard to get started as it will cause my computer to reboot just after it starts (Steam cistomer service assures me that it's my fault, and there's no diagnostic information I can send them). I have the same problem with No Man's Sky and Civ. Still sick all day. https://flic.kr/p/25Ugqpq

Lovely Nails

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April 6, 2018. The third (and last) of my Starbucks series, taken as I wait in the car line. I was able to review a project proposal but that's about it and I went home still sick in the afternoon. https://flic.kr/p/GiTrHB

Sick Day

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April 5, 2018. I woke up with a fiery rasping in my throat and spent the day on Neocitran and painkillers. Nothing done today; I lay down and listed to the radio in the morning and watched a ball game (Rays vs Sox) all afternoon (it's still on and still tied as I write this). This is Hallway Buddha. He's carved out of a single piece of bamboo. https://flic.kr/p/24v1hjM

Drive Thru

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April 4, 2018. Another photo at the Starbucks. It's a complete coincidence that as I grumble about Tim Hortons a story comes out in the media talking about their damaged reputation. But they deserve it. Today was a good day. I sorted out my flight problems. I got all my websites moved over to https. I had a meeting to plan some work for 2018. And some more things. https://flic.kr/p/HHPZGJ

Senators

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April 2, 2018. It was the last home game of the year and there was a full house for a Senators team that is second-last in the division. That, I think, sends a message. It was a good game, a loss (natch) but we got to see them score five goals. https://flic.kr/p/24Jcz1m

Aunt Marilyn

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April 1, 2018. This is my Aunt Marilyn, my mohter's sister. We see her often when we visit in Embrun for Christmas and Easter and other things. She took me to Man and His World in 1970 and to my first-ever in-theatre movies: Oliver! and Two Mules for Sister Sarah. https://flic.kr/p/24s5y16

String

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March 30, 2018. Lexi insists on playing with string - "it's always string time" - even at the age of 12 or so. So I make sure to take the time to play with her. The rest of the day I spent writing 'Critical Thinking for Educators'. https://flic.kr/p/25GaSqC