My Grade 8 teacher said I had no useful skills (as a girl). Somehow I made it to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada | The Star — Read on http://www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2019/09/21/beverley-mclachlins-grade-8-teacher-said-she-had-no-useful-skills-as-a-girl-somehow-she-made-it-to-chief-justice-of-canada.html
Summer on Hornby is too busy for reading or blogging. Since the rare rainy day has occurred, it is time to refresh my blog. My reading of the past year has been trapped in the world of grade 7 fantasy books for on online book club for 9 students in Ontario. This was a spin… Read More Summer Reading on Hornby Island
via Portrait of a Cruiser: Lisa Dorenfest – Noonsite
via When Friendships Change, How To Cope : NPR
E-bikes are complex topic due to the multiple technical specifications and types of e-bikes. The short story is to read the research before shopping. I have listed a couple of sites that have reviews with or without rating by users. Once you see the best bikes, you can narrow it down by price, size,… Read More Ebike reviews and vendors v2
I have discovered a variety of ebikes on Hornby. I have been chatting with local ebike users locally to find out what brands they are using. One local user told me that e-bikes are hard to brake and another person (female) said she had frequently fallen off. What has been your experience? I see men riding… Read More E-bikes vendors and reviews
What Canada’s last energy transition can teach us about the next one — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5222259 Another example of social change or not!
More than a bold experiment in representational sleight of hand, ‘Orange’ changed TV forever. — Read on time.com/5631804/orange-is-the-new-black-season-7-legacy/ This is not so much a review of a show but a commentary on societal change.
Yesterday I sat the quilt. The person who sits the quilt sells tickets to the quilt lottery. It is such a cool job. I meet people from all over Canada and the US… Whitehorse, Washington, Toronto/Ottawa, Courtenay and Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The quilt is a beautiful work of art by Hornby Artists. Some… Read More The quilt as metaphor for life on Hornby
Parksville is surprisingly charming if you get off the Island Highway. Having driven through it several times from Nanaimo to Hornby I tended to dismiss it as just more malls.. like Nanaimo. However a weekend hosted by my blogger friend Donna gave me time to look around and talk to people in the community. Our… Read More Parksville Chronicles
It’s good to spend some time in the city to see the both advantages and disadvantages of life on Hornby. I feel like I have come back into civilization. I stayed at the Ponderosa suites at UBC which was a great choice. The suites are brand new, with cable tv and free fast Wi-Fi access….… Read More Vancouver Chronicles
The gardens are in full flower and I have been invited to see a few. I have been to a great art show of quilting and a few other social events. And I moved house again. I hope I am staying put until October.
via 9 mystery books for the summer | CBC Radio
New analysis of Airbnb across Canada forthcoming in Canadian Journal of Urban Resesarch — Read on upgo.lab.mcgill.ca/2019/06/20/short-term-rentals-in-canada-paper/
This cohort study of 16 741 older women from the Women’s Health Study examines associations of number of steps per day and stepping intensity with all-cause mor — Read on jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2734709
In Aug 2018 the Hornby Island school burned down. So far the provincial government has not committed to replacing the full size gym that was used for many activities on the Island. There is a meeting on Hornby on June 20 with the School Board so we need to forward as many letters as possible… Read More Your help is needed to replace the gym on Hornby Island.
via BC, Islands Canada volunteer work exchanges This is a fascinating website of people looking for volunteer help in exchange for accommodation all over the world.
Many people on Hornby has summer visitors and it’s complicated getting here. This might help a few people to navigate the transportation system getting here. My recommendation is the float plane from YVR float plane terminal to Hornby for about $ 200 one way. See details below. Public transit. Getting to and from Hornby Island… Read More Transportation to Hornby
This Is the Way to be Brave Again | Blog — Read on johnpweiss.com/blog/145558/this-is-the-way-to-be-brave-again
E-bikes are helping keep seniors young and, in some instances, even alleviating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. — Read on http://www.fastcompany.com/90341686/the-unlikely-way-e-bikes-could-transform-how-we-age This should help rural people to become more active. I saw a fellow on a $2000 Costco ebike yesterday. It was a gift to his wife. 🙄