Yom Kippur 2015

September 22, 2015

yom-kippur

To my Jewish friends and readers, best wishes to you as you celebrate Yom Kippur.

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Android Evolution

September 22, 2015

The restaurant we went to this morning was busy and we had to wait for a while. It was a sunny day and we were happy to while away the time on the sidewalk along with a dozen or so other waiting diners. Neither the ever-loving nor I have a cell phone, but everyone else did and they were all looking down at their machines and typing away.

It occurred to me that the generation after next of humans may well look different from you and me: The front of their necks will disappear with the chin attached to the upper chest, the nape will lengthen and tip forward, while the thumb muscles will swell up like pork chops. Maybe the eyes will have to expand to be able to look forward and down at the same time, while ears will shrink to bud size.

It’s not a pretty picture.


Night Music: Dancing Queen

September 22, 2015


People’s Co-op Bookstore AGM

September 22, 2015

The People’s Co-op Bookstore, a vital component of the culture and character of the Drive, will be holding its 70th AGM on Friday at 7:00pm in the store at 1391 Commercial.

The Bookstore has been hanging on financially by a thread for some years, though I believe the situation has at least been stabilized recently.  They have new bookshelves and a thoroughly pleasant manager. The AGM is your chance to learn more about the Co-op, the help shape the next steps, and even to join their Board of Directors.

Come along on Friday evening!