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2011/01 Moments, January 2011

Moments, January 2011
Toronto, Ontario; San Francisco, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona.

Walking on College Street, Sottovoce Wine and Pasta Bar license suspended for 10 days beginning January 1. It must have been a wild New Years Eve (Toronto, Saturday) 20110101 2130
Walking on College Street, Sottovoce Wine and Pasta Bar license suspended for 10 days beginning January 1. It must have been a wild New Years Eve (Toronto, Saturday) 20110101 2130
Biked to Canada Computer on College Street, found boarded up from fire in September. New store at old location across the street. I haven’t bought computer parts in months! (Toronto, Sunday) 20110102 1600
Biked to Canada Computer on College Street, found boarded up from fire in September. New store at old location across the street. I haven’t bought computer parts in months! (Toronto, Sunday) 20110102 1600
Jade hairpins, worn by women, as well as men before the Qing Dynasty. In the “Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art and Culture” display by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, at the SFO pier for United Airlines. A pause, as an alternative to zooming by the moving sidewalk behind (SFO, Tuesday) 20110104 1230 PT
Jade hairpins, worn by women, as well as men before the Qing Dynasty. In the “Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Art and Culture” display by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, at the SFO pier for United Airlines. A pause, as an alternative to zooming by the moving sidewalk behind (SFO, Tuesday) 20110104 1230 PT
"Bleaker", Don Olsen 1978, acrylic on canvas, special exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, in the G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall (Salt Lake City) 20110108 1400 MT
“Bleaker”, Don Olsen 1978, acrylic on canvas, special exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, in the G. W. Anderson Family Great Hall (Salt Lake City) 20110108 1400 MT
Grilled catfish from the Jam Burritos food truck at the Phoenix Public Market on Friday, There’s a videographer from the Food Network shooting Eat Street (Phoenix, AZ, Friday)
Grilled catfish from the Jam Burritos food truck at the Phoenix Public Market on Friday, There’s a videographer from the Food Network shooting Eat Street (Phoenix, AZ, Friday) 20110128

Express walkway at Pearson Terminal 1 International gates is running. A January Monday afternoon doesn’t seem busy. DY dropped me off for the CPH-HEL outbound, 26 hours after picking me up from PHX inbound (Toronto) 20110131 1630
Express walkway at Pearson Terminal 1 International gates is running. A January Monday afternoon doesn’t seem busy. DY dropped me off for the CPH-HEL outbound, 26 hours after picking me up from PHX inbound (Toronto) 20110131 1630

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

2010/11 Moments, November 2010

Moments, November 2010
Toronto, Ontario; Salt Lake City, Utah; Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota.

Talk on “Elements of a networked urbanism”, Peter Greenfield, speaking at OCAD Toronto. Presentation at a college of design started with 1999 history on (web) user experience and ubiquitous computing, eras through which I was active mid-career in the information technology industry. Looking forward, I don’t require convincing (Toronto, Wednesday) 20101110 1800
Talk on “Elements of a networked urbanism”, Peter Greenfield, speaking at OCAD Toronto. Presentation at a college of design started with 1999 history on (web) user experience and ubiquitous computing, eras through which I was active mid-career in the information technology industry. Looking forward, I don’t require convincing (Toronto, Wednesday) 20101110 1800
Rainy day in old Toronto neighbourhood, too wet for children, only users are a man with two dogs. Parkette north of King Street at deadend of Sackville Street (Toronto, Sunday) 20101114 1615
Rainy day in old Toronto neighbourhood, too wet for children, only users are a man with two dogs. Parkette north of King Street at deadend of Sackville Street (Toronto, Sunday) 20101114 1615
Salt Lake Art Center view of lower gallery showing “Go West”, an exhibition of 20 contemporary artists. Opportunity for a minor diversion, when planned ahead. It is just across the street from the hotel where I am staying (Salt Lake City) 20101117 1720
Salt Lake Art Center view of lower gallery showing “Go West”, an exhibition of 20 contemporary artists. Opportunity for a minor diversion, when planned ahead. It is just across the street from the hotel where I am staying (Salt Lake City) 20101117 1720

Long wall of paintings by employees and youths at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, as part of The National Arts Program. An outlet for personal creativity, adding destination features to a long corridor between gates. I saw the hanging wires installed 3 days ago on the outbound leg (Friday, MSP) 20101119 1415
Long wall of paintings by employees and youths at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, as part of The National Arts Program. An outlet for personal creativity, adding destination features to a long corridor between gates. I saw the hanging wires installed 3 days ago on the outbound leg (Friday, MSP) 20101119 1415
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