The reality of a thank you


Yesterday was Thanksgiving Monday in Canada. In other words it was a long weekend. Today is my Monday even though it is Tuesday. Last week I was on a mostly unplanned hiatus from blogging. I spent the the week in Downtown Vancouver with my Mother who for the first time flew by herself across the country to visit me.

multi-pansies.jpgA reality check has taken place for me. That is I am asking questions to myself and actually answering them. In our own minds, we all do this from time to time, discovering what it is that we do, want to do and where we want what we do to take us. The reality is I am sitting tapping keys using my boyfriends pretty computer. It’s got a 20″ screen and a higher resolution than my laptop. It is also twice as fast as mine and really the fact of the matter is my desk and studio room are in such a state of disorganization that I prefer to work out in the living room right now with the view of the mountains, a light blue sky and autumn flora to inspire my mind.
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If a tree falls in the forest…

…does anybody hear?
If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
Anybody hear the forest fall

Adam wrote in suggesting that Canada plant some trees along the new Fence that the US is planning to build.

Maybe Canada should plant the world’€™s longest line of trees right along the inside of the border to hide the nasty looking fence.

Canada has just such a guide to put your idea into action Adam, aplty named Hedges for Canadian Gardeners. Written in 1980, College kids will love tree-planting along the border rather than planting in the mountains of BC during the summer. Send your sons and daughters away to Hedge-fund Camp where they will learn why:

It is important to note that hedging is actually the practice of attempting to reduce risk, but the goal of most hedge funds is to maximize return on investment.

At Hedge-Fund Camp we firmly believe in exposing your child to the latest Departmental Electronic Publication on Hedges that the Canadian Government has to offer. Here are some relevant excerpts from the publication:
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A 21st century virtual fence

USA - Canada border fence.

Yesterday I watched the CTV news; just to see what was happening in the world thru the eyes of one of Canada’s largest TV broadcasters. The one thing that struck me funny was the US building a ten meter high fence along the longest undefended border in the world. I became really quiet and sad as I listened and watched. It appeared surreal to me. It still feels that way. I feel like Canada did something wrong, like the US doesn’t like us anymore.

USA - Canada border fence.How can this be happening between two beautfiul and great Countries. The fence will begin in British Columbia stretching all the way though to parts of Ontario beginning again in areas of the New Brunswick / Maine border. I feel kind of choked-up. I haven’t been able to get this off of my mind. I have actually shed tears about this and still am.

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A Pop-up Ad Does Indeed POP-UP


Every now and then I am greeted by a little pop-up window of smiley happy digital faces bouncing up and down – la la la lalala. Tonight I got to bust the piniatta window with what looked like a colorful animated my little pony in physchadelic atire animation and I closed the window after I popped his booty.

*command W* …and it was gone.

smileyface.jpgA pop-up window rarely gets through Firefox’s security, but when one does on occasion, all it does is cause me to smile, giggle, hit *command W, and proceed with my day. I truly find it more bothersome and attacking to see a bouncy, flashing, ad reading click me, hit me, pick me, while showing me products, advertisments or people laughing, crying or making noise and in general causing visual pollution on the net within a site I am browsing ‘€“ especially a blog.
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Unedited Memories

September 2001.
High on weekends.
Homeless so to speak.
in between cities
in between life
I ran away
I stumbled. hesitated. fractured into too many pieces.
unable to contain them all – but one got away.
I’€™m still looking for that piece
images, flashes, deformities and laughless.
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Jessica Doyle joins The Blog Herald as our new columnist

Canada’s Jessica Doyle, who blogs at, has joined The Blog Herald as our new columnist. Jessica will write regular news articles throughout the month and write a weekly column called “Hello, my weekly post is:”


Jessica is a 32 year old Scorpio born in the year of the Ox. She’s 7/8th Irish, which likely accounts for the fair skin with many freckles that join (tan) together in the summer. Her oddity is that she has trichotillomania.

Jessica titles herself Emotion Creator, which she defines as one who executes an idea through painting, drawing, writing, poetry, filmmaking & editing, patting the cat named Missy Two Shoes, dancing, hula hooping, gardening, playing in nature, understanding the human condition and experiencing emotion – all of it! And the great thing is, she gets to tie it all together through blogging.

Welcome Jessica!