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Watching Movies

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 23:12

Starting in 2018, I've made an effort to watch more movies.

Published by Richard on March 9th, 2019

I Came Second Place In Helping People Out for the 504 Streetcar

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 17:36

The Transit app's GO feature is a "game" where you help with their real-time data.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

I Came Second Place In Helping People Out for the 504 Streetcar

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 17:36

The Transit app's GO feature is a "game" where you help with their real-time data.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

Three Years In My Downtown Toronto Apartment

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 14:47

Life in my tiny apartment has been good.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

Three Years In My Downtown Toronto Apartment

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 14:47

Life in my tiny apartment has been good.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

Thoughts on on the King St. Pilot after One Year

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:08

The King St. Transit Pilot marks one year in existence, and I think it was a success at the outset.

Published by Richard on November 26th, 2018

Thoughts on on the King St. Pilot after One Year

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:08

The King St. Transit Pilot marks one year in existence, and I think it was a success at the outset.

Published by Richard on November 26th, 2018

I’ve seen the Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal trilogy

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:27

In quick succession, I watched Manufactured Landscapes, Watermark, and Anthropocene.

Published by Richard on November 22nd, 2018

I’ve seen the Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal trilogy

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:27

In quick succession, I watched Manufactured Landscapes, Watermark, and Anthropocene.

Published by Richard on November 22nd, 2018

Remembrance Day at Fort York

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 17:43

Some snapshots of a beautiful and vivid ceremony on the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

Published by Richard on November 11th, 2018

Remembrance Day at Fort York

Sun, 11/11/2018 - 17:43

Some snapshots of a beautiful and vivid ceremony on the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

Published by Richard on November 11th, 2018

Three Years in Toronto

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 19:50

Some reflections on the time spent alone in Canada's biggest and therefore best city.

Published by Richard on October 31st, 2018

Three Years in Toronto

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 19:50

Some reflections on the time spent alone in Canada's biggest and therefore best city.

Published by Richard on October 31st, 2018

I'm an Opening Day Member of Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Art

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:49

Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Art is an affordable breath of fresh air for a general audience (until we get the Museum of Toronto).

Published by Richard on October 23rd, 2018

I'm an Opening Day Member of Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Art

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:49

Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Art is an affordable breath of fresh air for a general audience (until we get the Museum of Toronto).

Published by Richard on October 23rd, 2018

Listening to Albums

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:38

It has been easy to forget about albums, the collection of songs that would encompass an entire CD, and vinyl and cassettes before that, with the fractured attention in the online era. It has also been easy to forget about record stores, since they have largely disappeared outside of the occasional vinyl record shop these days. Every now and then, an artist will promote their album, asking us to buy it on such and such a date, when I have, for a few years now, been a subscriber to Apple Music, giving me unlimited access to whatever they happen to have on file.

Published by Richard on October 16th, 2018

Listening to Albums

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:38

It has been easy to forget about albums, the collection of songs that would encompass an entire CD, and vinyl and cassettes before that, with the fractured attention in the online era. It has also been easy to forget about record stores, since they have largely disappeared outside of the occasional vinyl record shop these days. Every now and then, an artist will promote their album, asking us to buy it on such and such a date, when I have, for a few years now, been a subscriber to Apple Music, giving me unlimited access to whatever they happen to have on file.

Published by Richard on October 16th, 2018

I've Read From A Book for 6 Months Straight

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:30

A new job in a new city made it difficult to find time to read books in the last couple of years. I set out to read from a book every day from now on.

Published by Richard on October 15th, 2018

I've Read From A Book for 6 Months Straight

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 01:30

A new job in a new city made it difficult to find time to read books in the last couple of years. I set out to read from a book every day from now on.

Published by Richard on October 15th, 2018

Fantasy Pools

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 21:47

Have I told you that I’m part of a baseball fantasy pool? While growing up, I played and watched baseball, and being one of the taller players, naturally I was assigned first base. I distinctly remember the time I sat on the family home’s deck and told my parents I wanted to focus on basketball instead, which was the right decision. I would cheer for the Blue Jays, and now that I think about it, the 1994 strike coupled with graduating high school and focusing on my floundering at university (which I would recover from), I lost interest.

Published by Richard on October 14th, 2018

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