More than 100 celebrities, prominent Canadians ask B.C. premier to preserve remaining old-growth forest | CBC News

More than 100 prominent Canadians — and a few international celebrities — have signed an open letter to British Columbia Premier John Horgan demanding he preserve the province’s remaining old-growth forests.

Campaign organizers are demanding an immediate stop to logging of the remaining old growth, saying B.C. used to be a place where trees swayed at 76 metres tall and now only 2.7 per cent of the large-tree old-growth forests remain.

The signatories span a range of professions, from politicians to musicians to athletes and activists, including former prime minister Brian Mulroney, musicians Bryan Adams and Neil Young, poet and author Michael Ondaatje, former Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson, and global climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

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COVID-19: Vids + Plants + Pets + Podcasting

Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

Quick question and get your ears ready for another Happiness Between Tails podcast soon:

Have you checked out the new podcasting integration between WordPress and Anchor? I’m getting ready to try it and wonder if you have thoughts to share regarding it. (Here’s a podcast I published some months ago.) According to WordPress’ recent email, “We’re excited to announce a new feature that automatically converts the text of any page or post into a podcast on Anchor, the world’s largest podcast platform. If you’re already blogging on, there’s a good chance it’s podcast-ready—because our new integration with Anchor means you can now turn your words into audio in a few steps. The blog-to-podcast process is simple, and it opens up your work to new possibilities and listeners.”

COVID-19, staying-at-home included, is plenty hate-worthy. (I’ve griped about it here and here and here.) But not…

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Kamal's Blogging Café

-Collection: Kamal Shrestha

The lecture of professor in a college about “The Mayonnaise Jar and Coffee” is worth reading and following when there aren’t enough hours in a day to handle all the things.

The Mayonnaise Jar and Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,
when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar
. . ..and the coffee . . . .

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the…

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Rutas de un viajero. Capítulo X. Pátzcuaro, el encanto de un pueblo. Recuerdos inolvidables. Don Francisco Arriaga Iturbe. Capilla colonial El Calvario

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga


Fotografías: Portada y capilla El Calvario, Hotel Mansión Iturbe. Pátzcuaro (

Imágenes coloniales en pasta de caña: Colección El Sol Turístico

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Era una mañana de verano, envuelta en neblina, de esos momentos que uno, al ser tan joven, siente que le pertenecen y los disfruta tanto, casi idénticos a las páginas de un libro con relatos mágicos. Llovía. Los tejados berrmejos y los muros de adobe, centenarios, daban al caserío una imagen pintoresca e irrepetible. Los portones, labrados en horas pasadas, con aldabas y postigos, y los balcones vetustos de madera, daban a la arquitectura un rostro bello y diferente.

Me parecía, el espectáculo típico, el encuentro afortunado, tras mucho buscar, con un pueblo que, definitivamente, imaginaba sustraído de un cuento o de un sueño recurrente, y que apaciguaba, por lo mismo, el desgaste de mi caminata sin tregua…

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The Revolt Against Myanmar’s Junta Can Succeed

A year after the National League for Democracy’s 2015 election victory, as I was wandering about the massive Tatmadaw Museum in Naypyitaw, I could not help but be awed by the scale of the Myanmar military’s gratuitous ode to itself. It sprawls across numerous caverns covering the minutiae of its history. Hiding in its bulk is one room dedicated to the Tatmadaw’s “victories”. What it claims as historic triumphs are battles to control hilltops. While important in terms of individual counterinsurgency campaigns, this presentation masks a reality.

The generals managed to provoke a nationwide uprising against the Tatmadaw. There are few comparable examples of such an event since World War II and the period of anti-colonial wars. There is nothing pre-determined about what will happen in Myanmar, certainly not the Tatmadaw’s survival. The coup was a historic shift in the country and a strategic blunder of existential proportions by the generals.

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Self Love

Feeling And Healing

I wasn’t expecting to receive any emails from this blog within the first 24 hours of my first blog posts. I was really surprised to find two wonderful emails from two visitors but their identity would obviously be hidden from this blog to respect their privacy.

Please Click

From the emails received, I was able to detect a similar problem between them. With their permission, I decided to create this post to discuss this challenge with you. Its good to always share a story or advise because you don’t know how many people may need it.

Self Love

Define Yourself Always, Be Confident. A person should be two things; who and what she wants to be. Be what you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind. Be who you want to be, don’t let people bring you down. Just…

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The Catholic Church vs We The People

Filosofa's Word

Karl Marx said of religion that it is the ‘opiate of the masses.’  In other words, it is the thing that keeps people in line, keeps them obeying rules that they are told by their respective churches are the rules of some higher power.  A disclaimer here:  While I am a non-believer, I fully respect the right of others to believe as they will so long as they do no harm and do not impose their beliefs on others.  But this is where the problem comes in.

I’ve railed long and loud about the evangelical Christians who would impose their will on us all if given half a chance.  They have cherry-picked their own religious tome and loudly proclaim those parts that suit their own conveniences, while ignoring other parts, such as “do unto others …”  But today, I am equally disgusted by the Catholic religion that is trying…

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