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2016/07 Moments July 2016

Toronto, Ontario; Gravenhurst, Ontario; Denver, Colorado; Boulder, Colorado; Moline, Illinois; Coralville, Iowa
Toronto, Ontario; Gravenhurst, Ontario; Denver, Colorado; Boulder, Colorado; Moline, Illinois; Coralville, Iowa

Fort York
Fort York: Installation of Bruno Billio (2016) Tri-Mirror Sculpture @FortYork, view eastward into quiet downtown on Canada Day. Families and tourists wandering around historic site late afternoon, watch pipe and drum corps with soldiers marching. Rain earlier in the day left the air clean. (Fort York, Garrison Creek, Toronto, Ontario) 20160701
Mill Street Beer Hall
Mill Street Beer Hall: Expected @ESLTrio @MillStBeerHall @TorontoJazzFest, found quartet with the addition of keyboard. Venue full of patrons, but much of audience convened for football game, raising cheers as goals scored. Otherwise, relaxed gig with set list modified for the mood? (Mill Street Beer Hall, Distillery District, Toronto, Ontario) 20160702
Nathan Phillips Square
Nathan Phillips Square: Under concert tent @JoeJacksonMusic piano Graham Maby bass @TorontoJazzFest @NPSToronto could be the last musicians still touring and recording from days before we had kids. Have seen them many times, once near stage within spitting distance. This time, DY and I opted for stools on the plaza, outside the reserved seats. On the cover song for the day, DY recognized Knowing Me Knowing You by the second line, I didn’t know until the chorus, as I’m not an ABBA fan. (Toronto Jazz Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario) 20160702
Canadian National Exhibition grounds
Canadian National Exhibition grounds: Shrine Peace Memorial presented in 1930 to Canada by Shriners, with 1958 surrounding fountain and gardens created by Toronto Parks Department. Faces Lake Shore Boulevard, southeast of the Bandshell and southwest of the Better Living Centre. I’ve been going to the CNE since the 1960s, and this fountain was never on the route between sights. The Shell Tower is in the background. CNE is active only in the last 2 weeks of August. (Shrine Peace Memorial, Canadian National Exhibition grounds, Toronto, Ontario) 20160707
McGill Granby Parkette
McGill Granby Parkette: Tent over @WeAreCairo @DowntownYonge via @CMincubator, but no shelter for audience. Performance cut short after 15 minutes for rain, organizers cautious of water around electrified instruments. Sun came out 30 minutes. Band is writing, not touring, this summer, said next show could be in August. (McGill Granby Parkette, Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario) 20160709
Toronto Sculpture Garden
Toronto Sculpture Garden: An Te Liu (2015) Animal Vegetable (I) on top of Vegetable Mineral (I), part of six bronze castings in the Sold State installation. First installed with Nuit Blanche 2015 last fall. Waterfall on east wall cooling on a warm summer day. (Toronto Sculpture Garden, King Street East, Toronto, Ontario) 20160711
Glorious Chinese Cuisine
Glorious Chinese Cuisine: Early dim sum, food consumed slowly when I’m the youngest one at the table. Extended family convening on weekday, sister visiting town gives reason for everyone to get together. Our sons have their own lives. (Glorious Chinese Cuisine, Kennedy and Denison Centre, Markham, Ontario) 20160713

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2014/04 Moments, April 2014

Moments, April 2013
Toronto, Ontario; Denver, CO; Berkeley, CA.

2014 TIC Retirees meeting
2014 TIC Retirees meeting. 31st Annual Meeting of the Toronto IBM Club Retirees. The group is an activity of the Toronto IBM Club, not a separate organization. Making a shift from snail mail distribution to email and Facebook group as complements to phone, recognizing that some members are over 90 years old. (Scarborough) 20140401 0930
St. Andrews Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario
St. Andrews Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario. Gravestones around the Muir family, who emigated to Canada in 1833. Congregation established by Scots driven out of England in 1818, original church built in 1819 as Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Scarborough is now part of Metropolitan Toronto, but in the years after the American Revolution, would have been in the wilds of Upper Canada (Scarborough, Ontario) 20140401 1340
At Jazz Bistro, Dave Restivo with Marc Jordan
At Jazz Bistro, Dave Restivo with Marc Jordan. (Toronto) 20140411 2132
At Jazz Bistro, Marc Jordan, Kevan McKenzie, Russ Boswell, Mark Lalama
At Jazz Bistro, Marc Jordan, Kevan McKenzie, Russ Boswell, Mark Lalama (Toronto) 20110411 2132
Mountain Pleasant Cemetery annual family ritual
Mountain Pleasant Cemetery annual family ritual. Mountain Pleasant Cemetery annual family ritual Candles and incense early this year at gravesite, with sister visiting Toronto, to convene father, aunt and families. Planted flowers, but water not yet turned on by cemetery, as temperatures dipping below zero at night. (Toronto) 20140420
Push back at DEN
Push back at Denver Airport, view from the lounge (Denver, Colorado) 20140424
Reading 1967 “Pattern Manual” by Christopher Alexander et al.
Reading 1967 “Pattern Manual” by Christopher Alexander et al. The 21 page manual is preceded by a 6 page description of the incorporation of the Center for Environmental Structure, of which the first 2 pages and title page are missing in this copy (Berkeley, California) 20140426

Violet Ing (- April 30, 2014)
Violet Ing (- April 30, 2014) Spouse of Kent Ing, mother of Jeanne, David and Ben, grandmother to Lisa, Nicole, Kevin, Adam, Eric, Noah, Ryan, Madeleine and Owen. (photo taken in Toronto in November 2004) Visitation to honour Violet Ing, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4-8 p.m. See https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cn6kins6gojfbuuvou43feh2jhs?authkey=CL7VnvTwity_ZQ . Funeral for Violet Ing, Monday, May 5, 10 a.m. with pre-funeral visitation at 9 a.m. Please join the family for lunch at a Chinese restaurant TBD. See https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/crvvlelp391piv3ijk2gu325k18?authkey=CPPaganZl_XW1wE. Pine Hills Cemetery is at 625 Birchmount Rd, Toronto, ON M1K 1R1. For directions, routing is available from Google Maps. The cemetery provides a memorial page that will be available online until June 14.

2013/11 Moments, November 2013

Moments, November 2013
Denver, CA; San Francisco, CA.

Art at Denver Airport A gates
Art at Denver Airport A gates. Dual Meridian by David Griggs overhead in atrium by trains from Terminal A. Also heard Train Call song by Jim Green as doors were about to close, a welcome alternative to the usual boring warning tones. (Denver) 20131128 1041

SFO Terrminal 3 art installation
SFO Terrminal 3 art installation. Japanese Toys! From Kokeshi to Kaiju display at San Francisco Airport, between the speedwalks to T3 departures. Discovered that UA720 at 5:44 a.m. PT must be the first flight out for the day, as under-capacity security personal said I was the third person checked that morning, around 4:15 a.m. (San Francisco Airport) 20131129 0429

2011/06 Moments, June 2011

Moments, June 2011
Toronto, Ontario; Denver, Colorado.

Spiral staircase down to 3rd floor
Spiral staircase down to 3rd floor, AGO south on Flickr. Via Flickr: Douglas fir staircase down to the third floor, Art Gallery of Ontario. The material and curve are a Frank Gehry signature. (Toronto) 20110608
Pedestrians and traffic rerouted
Pedestrians and traffic rerouted at Queen Street West at John Street. The traffic and sidewalk mess at Queen Street West at John Street. Signs say 2011 Muchmusic Video Awards on Sunday, and setup starts on Tuesday. Travel by bicycle beats car, streetcar, and walking. (Toronto) 20110615 1800
Time capsule from 1954 IBM opened at #ibm100
Time capsule from 1954 IBM opened at #ibm100 . Originally put in cornerstone at 844 Don Mills Road in 1954, the time capsule was presented for #ibm100 by Celestica, as a spinoff of IBM Canada. Includes brochures for electric typewriter, card verifier, photos of 1954 Governor General of Canada, IBM Country Club (Markham) 20110616
Sargasso, by Philip Beesley, in the Allen Lambert Gallery
Sargasso, by Philip Beesley, in the Allen Lambert Gallery at Brookfield Place. Part of the Luminato festival, an installation titled Sargasso, by Philip Beesley, suspended in the main thoroughfare named the Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street. I listened to the downloadable MP3 commentary, leading me to think that the nylon cables have stretched so that the canopy that is supposed to hover at one metre is at one foot, 8 days after the work was opened. (Toronto) 20110616 2100 www.luminato.com/2011/sargasso
Sunday morning on 16th Avenue Denver. Colorado
Sunday morning on 16th Avenue Denver. Colorado 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time for a traveller from Eastern Time means search for breakfast finds sleepy main street. Last night had many pedestrians on 16th Avenue, but early morning has free bus running in front of closed storefronts (Denver) 20110619 0730

The Big Blue Bear, Denver Convention Centre
The Big Blue Bear, Denver Convention Centre. “I See What You Mean”, the 40-foot blue bear by Lawrence Argent, installed in 2005 in front of the Colorado Convention Centre in downtown Denver. The venue is so huge that an animal that size would feel at home. (Denver, Colorado) 20110621 1315

2010/12 Moments, December 2010

Toronto, Ontario; Provo, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado.

Veal panino at local Italian deli restaurant Tommaso’s, casual with tablecloths, a short walk from the house. A pre-birthday lunch for DY because they don’t serve panino at dinner.  Maybe we’ll try the tavola calda next time, so the fork and knife will be less messy. (Toronto, Thursday) 20101202 1400
Veal panino at local Italian deli restaurant Tommaso’s, casual with tablecloths, a short walk from the house. A pre-birthday lunch for DY because they don’t serve panino at dinner. Maybe we’ll try the tavola calda next time, so the fork and knife will be less messy. (Toronto, Thursday) 20101202 1400
Kim Adams 2004 Minnow Lure, commissioned for the North Bay exhibition, Ice Follies. National Gallery of Canada, at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Queen Street West (Toronto, Saturday) 20101204 1515
Kim Adams 2004 Minnow Lure, commissioned for the North Bay exhibition, Ice Follies. National Gallery of Canada, at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Queen Street West (Toronto, Saturday) 20101204 1515
View from our second story bedroom window, a city forester pruning the tree in front of our house, at below zero temperature. In Toronto, that’s not “our tree”, that’s the city’s linden tree covered under urban foliage. Municipal taxes at work. 20101207 0945
View from our second story bedroom window, a city forester pruning the tree in front of our house, at below zero temperature. In Toronto, that’s not “our tree”, that’s the city’s linden tree covered under urban foliage. Municipal taxes at work. (Toronto) 20101207 0945
Eric St. Laurent Trio at the Rex Hotel. @ericstlaurent and I talked during the break about his career as a self-contracting musician in the Future Shock age. It’s such a luxury for me to be able to catch great musicians on Queen Street West. (Toronto, Saturday) 20101211 2000
Eric St. Laurent Trio at the Rex Hotel. @ericstlaurent and I talked during the break about his career as a self-contracting musician in the Future Shock age. It’s such a luxury for me to be able to catch great musicians on Queen Street West. (Toronto, Saturday) 20101211 2000
Atrium at the Marriott School of Management at BYU. Quiet with students off for Christmas break (Provo, Utah) 20101220 1500MT
Atrium at the Marriott School of Management at BYU. Quiet with students off for Christmas break (Provo, Utah) 20101220 1500MT
Kids play area at Salt Lake City Airport two days before Christmas, Vacant, with two non-parents sipping coffee. Does this suggest that early morning flights are preferred to avoid kids needing to burn off energy? (Salt Lake City, Utah) 20101223 0730t
Kids play area at Salt Lake City Airport two days before Christmas, Vacant, with two non-parents sipping coffee. Does this suggest that early morning flights are preferred to avoid kids needing to burn off energy? (Salt Lake City, Utah) 20101223 0730
Passengers lined up on the tarmac at DEN, waiting to board regional jets. Sunny day, but cold enough to see my breath. Walking and taking train from terminal B to A, with Lufthansa staff checking into Air Canada flights, lesser partners in Star Alliance with elite lounges in other terminal (Denver, Colorado, Thursday) 20101223 1130
Passengers lined up on the tarmac at DEN, waiting to board regional jets. Sunny day, but cold enough to see my breath. Walking and taking train from terminal B to A, with Lufthansa staff checking into Air Canada flights, lesser partners in Star Alliance with elite lounges in other terminal (Denver, Colorado, Thursday) 20101223 1130

Traditional Christmas spread at Aunt Pearl’s. We were counting the years that we’ve been coming, it’s our tradition (Christmas Day, Willowdale) 20101225 1845
Traditional Christmas spread at Aunt Pearl’s. We were counting the years that we’ve been coming, it’s our tradition (Christmas Day, Willowdale) 20101225 1845
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