The viddy projects
My kung foo viddy
Jackie I'm ready for my debut!   920 KB
the fire project
This little viddy is what happens when you mix, a roommate, some ninjas, (no wait that was my imagination going off there) a barking chihuahua, kerosene and a match.  6.3 MB
I think Goo and I are going to be really good friends. See the encounter for yourself.  2.4 MB
Action figure Jesus
Action figure Jesus starring in "jesus…jesus christ." He's so holy.  5.7 MB
Hey man (Amen)
Action figure Jesus is back in "Hey Man (Amen)". I don't know why he speaks German when he meets the devil.  7.2 MB
Here's what happens when you mix a new Mac with a former PC user. Rean switched.  6.7 MB
RedRocket Crotch
This is a typical Friday at school with my students. No seriously.  6.9 MB
Outdoors + Gi
At the karate bug bash, I gave unsu a go with the cam rolling.  5.8 MB
Punchin out candles
It's only fun when it works and you don't get burned. Ugh, that was a silly play on words.  1.9 MB
karate omg
10/18/2014 11:03:00 PM
Ermagerd!!!! Amazing x3. Watching this, shitting my pants, and rewinding a lot.

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karate tears
10/18/2014 7:54:00 AM
This performance brought me to tears. I just found another new role model. Watching Rika Usami go from 0 to 10 in one punch or block is absolutely amazing. I can see much more now in the way she is moving, generating power from her back and spine, and not the extremities. Doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman, this is how karate is done.

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Prius for me-us
8/28/2014 9:55:00 PM
I just read Prince Edward Island and Climate Change - A Strategy for Reducing the Impacts of Global Warming document from the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry. I have to say I was impressed reading some of this. Especially the part about Waste Watch and our Wind Energy initiatives - where we are leading the way for others to follow our path. There's no date on this document but I'm guessing it's a few years old now.

It still lists the Hybrid Vehicle incentive of $3000 off PST - which ended in April 2013 when HST was introduced. Now there's no incentive, not even a penny, to purchase a green vehicle. Saddening. These documents rather than being used as a guide for the future somehow become stale documents that point out how off course we end up.

I had to laugh that the doc said it was printed on recycled paper - but the designer left 5 empty pages at the end for notes. Sustainability and Design go hand in hand. Kind of silly that wasted printed paper oversight. Come on designers - be smarter than that!

I've decided to purchase a Prius. All those trips to California have got me thinking green. When I ran the numbers this evening, I'm hopeful that it's the right choice. The trend is higher gas prices year over year. In 5 years when the car is paid for entirely I can only guess what the price of gas will be. I'm going to guess $2 a litre. It's $1.32/L right now. As it stands now, when I work out my old payments along with the gas I purchase monthly compared to a slightly higher payment with a lower gas bill a month, I'm no farther ahead. It will cost about the same as the car I have now. I just feel better knowing that in 5 years I will have a car with much lower kilometres than the one I have now. But again, that's not factoring in any increase in gas prices, which makes it the right choice for the long run.

It's days like today where I miss my Dad the most. He could run the numbers and make sense of any bargain out there. I feel as though if he were still alive, he would be thinking the same things I am. If I have only half of his common sense, I will still be ok. I loved driving any new car I got out to see my Dad for the inspection. He would tell me on the phone before I even bought the car if it was a "piece of junk" or not based on his knowledge of engines and how hard it was to repair them. He did teach me well I suppose. I drove a hard bargain tonight at the car dealers.

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Stroke of insight
7/19/2014 8:18:00 AM

Jill Bolte Taylor, Anat Baniel and Marcy Lindheimer

Yesterday was a wonderful day! I've gained so much insight listening to Jill Bolte Taylor and Anat Baniel chatting about the discovery Jill went through to recover from her stroke, and how that relates to the Anat Baniel Method.

Listening to Jill describe how it took her hours to understand the simple phrase "squeeze my hand" and what that means in the body and then have the doctors tell her that it was a reflexive response. It truly gave insight into the place you would find yourself if your brain was injured and you needed to re-learn everything. It sheds a whole new light into how current physical therapy is done, when it's focused on repetitions and moving muscles. It does nothing to upgrade your brain and nervous system to perform that action on your own.

I feel changed just listening to Jill and Anat. Jill's explanation of what it takes to get neurons online with other neurons in proximity to wake them up and connect parts of the body to bring them into the movement was so simple and clear. I have experienced this when I've changed physically doing Anat's movement lessons. Parts of my body appear to be woken up and come "online" to join the rest making it effortless movement.

Having a day like that in the presence of these amazing teachers makes it impossible to not be smarter and upgrade your brain and understanding of neuroplasticity. I feel so grateful.

If you haven't watched Jill's Ted Talk I recommend it.
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The journey to walking
7/18/2014 10:38:00 PM
The journey to walking for a child with cerebral palsy isn't the same journey every child takes. They need a little more support, love when they fall and encouragement to get up again.

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The fun bunch
5/16/2014 2:40:00 PM

My workplace...any other day. (It's dancing.)
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family travels
4/24/2014 8:57:00 PM
I'm so excited to be taking Vaeda to the Anat Baniel Method Center next week and continuing with my ABM training. Jeff hasn't been on a trip in over 6 years. This will be our first real family trip together!

I feel like I need to find new wishes now. Since Vaeda recently started walking, my wishes came true. Do you realize how that feels? When something that you are so emotionally tied to happens. It's a miracle. I've never felt more joyful and grateful for anything in my entire life. I feel like this is the beginning of a road that's just going to get more amazing. As a parent of a child with special needs, I didn't realize I was carrying around so much worry. It's as though it has been lifted and I feel so much lighter. I can watch my daughter interact with children her age at their level, what is more joyful than that?

This trip is going to be amazing. Look out California, here we come!

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Daisy, Daisy

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Ren was my chihuahua.
Ren had a bad attitude most days, he bit people, but he knew tricks too.

**Doggie bloggie.**
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Back in the day the pickings used to be pretty good at grammie and grampies

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Photos of Brasil

February 3rd - 11th, 2005
Sau Paulo, Brazil
Carnival...Check out the carnival costume.

Flash in the Can 2004

Photos of FITC 2004
April 3rd - 5th, 2004.

Photos of Belize, Jul. 26th - Aug. 10th, 2003. Vacation, Mayan ruins and snorkling.

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How do you become a geek you ask? Hmmm. I dunno. All I can tell is how it came about for me... Here's an except: 1981: I use a commodore Vic20 for the first time. 5 kb RAM + 15 kb ROM = 20 kb. I want to learn Basic.. Read More...

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