Friday, September 28, 2007

The Foxhole Manifesto

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The city at 2300 km

The city at 2300 km. Passed 2300 KM on yesterday morning's ride. Obviously my pace has fallen well short of 200 km / week.

- Peace

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lisa and Matt

Lisa and Matt

Monday, September 24, 2007

An Amazing Weekend

As previously noted: Blue Man Group Friday Night.

Lisa and Matt Arrived Friday Night.

Caught the tail end of the Debbi and Dave's going away party Sat Morning as we picked up Kevin and Clement to go hiking.

Hiked King Creek.

Enjoyed the fund raising dinner & silent auction with friends from Xalt. All three of my photos were sold. One to a woman I'd never met. The three pictures were picked based on feed back here and on flickr. Would never had the confidence if not for all of you :) The pictures raised $100.

Skipped the flickr hike Sunday due to lack of sleep and poor weather. We played Power Grid and Guitar Hero II. Matt ruled the grid and Sarah ruled the guitars.

Xalt Sunday Night. Post Xalt dinner with Dave & Debbi and 11 others :)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Blue Man Group: How to be a Megastar Tour 2.1!

White Man in Blue
It was a miracle whip liturgy of a post pop culture. I liked it.

The above photo is not an official Blue Man Group picture. Obviously.

- Peace

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's Snowing

An office mat just pointed out that it's snowing. Ah life in Calgary, snow in early Sept.

- Peace

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Modern Cowtown Art

Modern Cowtown Art
The Calgary Flickr Group got together Sat Night and took some shots downtown. I think the cow is my best shot from the evening.

- Peace

Saturday, September 15, 2007

U2 & Mary J. Blige - One

Thanks To: Sivin Kit’s Garden

- Peace

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Kid's Got Talent

From Sarah's trip to France in March. She finally finished posting her best pics to Flickr.

- Peace

2200 KM Arch

2200 KM Arch
Trying to get back into the 200 KM / Week rhythm.

- Peace

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Clean Water

Father Raphael Mponda At Xalt Sunday night we heard from Father Raphael Mponda of the Anglican Church in Malawi. He's taken training her in Calgary from CAWST, he and his team can now build Household Water Treatment filters for about $30 in Malawi. These filters can last up t o 30 years. Decades of clean water for less than I spend on lunch in a week.

- Peace

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Life is Still

Life is Still

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Of Torture and Cowardice

Reading the story of The Man Possessed by a Legion of Demons at Xalt a couple of weeks back I was struck by this
What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won't torture me!
Here's what the demons had driven him to:
Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
Yet when Jesus comes they cry out not to be tortured. Cowards!

- Peace

Thursday, September 06, 2007

A Shaky 2100 KM

A Shaky 2100 km
Trying to get back in the grove after vacation and being sick. Asthma make ridding a challenge to say the least. Way behind schedule. sigh.

- Peace


8:00 AM The hotel alarm clock didn't go off as expected. It reads 8:00. I noticed the dot indicating PM. Sigh, I should have left a wake up call. No problem, I'm not meeting Kim Reid till 9:00 and it's just a couple of metro stops away. Must not have slept well, I feel tired. Hotel beds. Or maybe it was the call my wife got on her cell, someone looking for Alex at 10 PM Alberta Time, Midnight in Montreal. Shower, Dress.

8:30 AM Out of the hotel, find the Peel Metro Station get directions to Atwater Station. Off at Atwater. Kim said look for the old Montreal Forum, now an AMC Movie / Pepsi building. Look for Eggspectation. Found the forum, the Canadians' C Logo on the sidewalk. Circle the block.

9:00 AM Can't find Eggspectation. No sign of Kim. I have his cell number. That's odd my cell says 7:00 AM. Must have flipped back to Alberta time, it was having trouble sending text messages last night. Leave Kim a voice mail, wondering where he is.

9:30 AM Still no sign of Kim. Walked around the block a couple of times. Leave Kim a voice mail, something has gone off track but would still like to get together while I'm in Montreal. Head across the street to Mc D's.

7:42 AM I notice the receipt for breakfast says 7:34 AM. My phone isn't on Alberta time. Kim's not late, I'm two hours early. I'm tired cause I got up at 6:00 AM not 8:00, the clock was off fourteen hours not twelve. Must have messed it up setting the alarm. I have no idea what Montreal should look like at 7:00 AM vs 9:00 AM. The amount of sunlight, the traffic and people patterns mean nothing to me.

9:00 am Kim shows up, we have breakfast at the old forum. He was wrong on the name of the place. He laughs as I explain the voice mails. We have a good conversation till well after 11:00.

- Peace

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Spider on Yellow
As found by Mark in the Coopers' backyard.

- Peace

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Jordon and Wendy

Wendy and Jordon
As both Jordon and Wendy have blogged I was at their place yesterday. We had much fun with this picture as it looked much, much worse on the camera preview. So I'm posting it so Jordon knows it wasn't that bad. Still it's not great, though Wendy brings the average up a great deal :) Too bad she hangs out with guys like Jordon and me.

Update: I've uploaded a much better picture of the Coopers.

- Peace

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Julie & Steve

My deacon friends who are in thei Post Ordination Training Year to become Anglican Priests. They are working out of Hudson Bay Sask.

- Peace

Saturday, September 01, 2007

In Hudson Bay

Hudson Bay
Steve and I did a brief photo stroll around Hudson Bay then the wind came up. Steve and his wife Julie have just moved here as part of their journey be coming Anglican Priests. Steve and I grew up together in NB.

- Peace