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October 13, 2021. Waiting at the tracks in Casselman, in the rain, at the end of my bike ride, for the train to go by. Very productive day today - I wrote a blog post, solved a number of technical problems, made a course video, and more. The only downside is that I've been having back spasms which will put more of a damper on my bike riding than the rain. https://flic.kr/p/2mAGmf3

Mini Wheats

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October 12, 2021. This is a look into a box of Mini Wheats. I have a baggie full of these once a day, near the end of the day, mostly for the fibre. Today I was focused almost completely on my first major session of the course - I had one person in the conference with me and an unknown (but small) number watching on YouTube. It can be disheartening to see such small numbers, but it's doing the work here that's important, not the fame. I have to keep focused on that. I'm also watching Squid Game, which is definitely the viewing event of the year (and probably the number one source of trauma). https://flic.kr/p/2mAhD4S

Castor River

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October 11, 2021. I just stopped to take a photo of the Castor River along rte 650 when this family in a canoe came by. It was perfect timing on a perfect day when I went for an easy 47 km ride to Embrun to visit family for a bit this afternoon (the have a new car, a Ford Edge). https://flic.kr/p/2mzRMCS

La Forêt Blanche Ecological Reserve

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October 10, 2021. This week's hike took us back to the Forêt Blanche Ecological Reserve, where we were two weeks ago, along a different trail. This sport doesn't have a name but is right at the junction of the trails to Lac Howard and Lac Robert respectively. Somewhere in there are many small brown birds. Nice day, warm, no rain but very humid. Except for occasional bird calls, the forest was silent and still. https://flic.kr/p/2mzsira

Geese

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October 9, 2021. On a leisurely 60 km ride to Maxville today I discovered the secret landing sport for geese! They're not on the river this year, they're all here! This is just after I startled then and just before the entire lake of them took off, creating an angry din. Definitely an experience to remember. https://flic.kr/p/2mzkgiJ

Spider

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October 8, 2021. This is a very healthy spider sheltered just outside the downstairs bathroom window. I liked the way just the centre strands of the web were lit up by the sun. Tough day today as I couldn't figure out why my presentations weren't displaying properly - and were even crashing my course website! It took pretty much the whole day to figure it out and create a fix. https://flic.kr/p/2mznpt8

St Albert from the Bridge

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October 7, 2021. This is a view of the flag over the francophone memorial at St. Albert as seen from the bridge over the Nation River. This was another quick 25 km right to keep my mind clear as I continue to work on the course, combining a set of 'Building a MOOC' videos with actuasl videos for the MOOC, and even a 'Stephen Follows Instructions' video. Lots of videos (but I make transcripts too). https://flic.kr/p/2mzng35