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Friday, February 27, 2009

Musical interlude...

I think this is smart and fun and stylish and not a bad song either. You?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mr. Obama goes to Ottawa

Read on... and the photo will make very little sense still, but is funny at least...

We're all a flutter here with President Obama making his first foreign trip a visit to Canada. I know... it doesn't feel that foreign here unless you go to Quebec or the Arctic Circle, but trust me, we feel like it's a different country.

It's an odd time. Canadians support Obama to the tune of about 85% approval rating and our own Prime Minister to about 35% these days. Many of us are hoping he'll befriend little Stevie Harper and twist his arm to:
- bring Omar Khadar home to Canada from Guantanamo and treat him within a fair justice system
- clean up the tar sands oil operations in Alberta, which create more than 25% of Canada's carbon emissions
- shift the economy to the colour green by investing in new energy
- become a broker for international peace and diplomacy again, as Canada was once renowned for (not that long ago)

Of course, we could offer some advice on universal health care, on land conservation and we could open up trade in creative ways:

- Cultural Trade: you (U.S.) can have Celine Dion permanently and we'll take Michael Moore
- Weapons Trade: you give us a 3 tanks to double our number... and we'll give you your pick of 3 NHL hockey goons
- Environmental Trade: you give us one Hawaiian Island for solar power and we'll give you enough snow for everyone to have a white Christmas at least once
- Comedy Trade: you already stole Jim Carey, John Candy, Dan Akroyd, Mike Meyers, Tom Green, Michael Fox, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, and The Kids in the Hall. Give us a Hawaiian Island for them too and we'll call it square.

Is Gary rambling? I think so.

Welcome President Obama! We're pulling for you.

Friday, February 06, 2009

2500 miles and 25 degrees celsius...

Orchids on the tree outside the cottage - Kiluea Kauai

Sunset over Kekeha Beach - Kauai

King of the road - if you've been to Kauai, you understand...

Hiking the Wamea Canyon, Kauai

Hiking the NaPali trail (a little ways at least) - Kauai

We're at the Honolulu Airport, heading back to colder air, the last (I hope) of the snow and to lots of work again.

Kauai is wonderful. Go there if you can. Let's have a blogger conference there - I'll organize it.

More later.

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