Archive for the ‘green’ Category

Canadian mining and violence

Friday, March 29th, 2019

This Globe and Main article is, regrettably, behind a paywall. I’m for supporting journalism, but the Globe and Mail has explicitly targeted a wealthy readership and a subscription is fabulously expensive. I have a subscription for my work. This story is too important, for Canadians and people in Central and South America alike, to be available only to wealthy subscribers.

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Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Well before the most recent wave of coverage of the crisis of plastic accumulating in our oceans, jeweler and artist Jesse Gray of Gray Metal started picking up beach plastic on Vancouver Island and casting some of it into jewelry. This is just a small selection of her line (not all of which is cast from these plastics).

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The Log’s Log by Carole Itter, 1972-3

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Fittingly this book arrived in the mail on Iternational Women’s Day. I’ve always wanted a copy of it. Only 1000 were printed so I was surprised I could get one.

The book is documentation of an extended artwork by Vancouver artist Carole Itter in which she found a yellow cedar log on the beach in BC, cut it in pieces, put handles on each segment, wrapped them in canvas and took the entire log with her as baggage to Nova Scotia via the Canadian National railway.

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Jane Fonda flying to oppose tar sands isn’t hypocrisy; that’s the “tu quoque” logical fallacy

Friday, January 13th, 2017


@JaneSeymourFonda in the Alberta tar sands: with @barbarawilliam_, @UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and ACFN (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) Chief Allan Adam on January 11, 2017 (UBCIC Instagram)

This post is about a logical fallacy that for a decade has been popping up all over social media and comment streams on news stories.

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Double-ended passionflower arrangement

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

While disentangling a rampant passionflower vine from my cherry tomatoes, I accidentally broke off a section. It broke at both ends, and then I couldn’t figure out which end needed to be in water, so I just hedged my bet with two vases. I still don’t know which direction the plant’s hydraulic system is going but it doesn’t matter, because it is surviving surprisingly well.

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The rainforest, long may it last

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Trees on Boxing Day 2015, Vancouver Island. Our new summer droughts haven’t killed the rainforest yet! Happy New Year, everyone.

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