Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Toronto; Riverside Beats & Eats StreetFest; Waterloo, Ontario; Toronto Jazz Festival; Luminato Festival

Orient Express kiddie ride

Orient Express kiddie ride. Dragon head could be the most menacing part on carnival ride that is being set up for weekend in west end park. Garish display from street for roller coaster that may only get to 10 feet off the ground means teenagers unlikely to get thrills from steep rises and drops. (Christie Pits Park, Blood Street West, Toronto) 20150604

Bicycle-powered music

Bicycle-powered music. Music by @Mirian_Kay and @petitsnouveaux amplified by cyclist on ‏@TuneYourRide for @RiversideBIA Beats & Eats StreetFest. Sunny Saturday afternoon, relaxed pedestrians discovering short intersections off Queen Street East. (Munro Street, Toronto) 20150606

Pedal your own smoothie

Pedal your own smoothie. Almond milk + fruit @OmaChiropractic, blender 20 seconds on bike @RiversideBIA Fest. @CycleToronto kiosk next over if wheels go astray. Seat was a little high for short riders, so parents had to ride for kids. (Munro Street, Toronto) 20150606

Glen Road bridge

Glen Road bridge. Tranquil view south over Rosedale Valley to tunnel by Sherbourne TTC station east exit, tunnel under Bloor Street above, then Howard Street and the towers of St. Jamestown. Despite having been around Toronto for 40 years, still discovering nooks off the beaten path while bicycling around town. (Glen Road bridge, Toronto, Ontario) 20150608

July 1st, 2015

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Adam completed his master’s thesis in September, and then moved to the Detroit area in October to take a job.  The timing put him into convocation with the spring 2015 group.  From Toronto, we picked up his grandfather and drove towards Waterloo, while he came from the other direction.  We converged in Waterloo for lunch at a local restaurant that serves northern-style Chinese dumplings.

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Over at the PAC, Adam had already registered ahead for his black academic gown.

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We were early enough to be at the front of the line into the gymnasium where the ceremonies would be held.

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Diana and I opted for a more strategic stage right position for photography.  This separated us from our sons and their grandfather, who chose the bleachers on the other side.

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When the procession started, people stood up to get a view.

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The procession came down the middle of the gym.  Adam’s group was to be seated towards the front.

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All of the graduates were asked to rise at the beginning of the ceremony.

June 30th, 2015

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Toronto, Ontario; Chicago, Illinois; Waterloo, Ontario.

Jari and Kirsti say that Lake Ontario is colder and clearer at Bluffers Park than at Cherry Beach, having started waterfront tour way west at Sunnyside. They say the great lake is the size of the Gulf of Finland (Toronto, Saturday) 20100703 1700

Jari and Kirsti say that Lake Ontario is colder and clearer at Bluffers Park than at Cherry Beach, having started waterfront tour way west at Sunnyside. They say the great lake is the size of the Gulf of Finland (Toronto, Saturday) 20100703 1700

Harbourfront Centre Sirius Stage: Beats, Breaks and Culture final battle between Ground Illusions and FAM. Noah Ing taking the stage (Toronto, Sunday) 20100711 1750

Harbourfront Centre Sirius Stage: Beats, Breaks and Culture final battle between Ground Illusions and FAM. Noah Ing taking the stage (Toronto, Sunday) 20100711 1750

The Bean (Cloud Gate) at Millenium Park, installed in 2004. Much better use of the parklands thab in the 1980s when I lived in this city (Chicago, Thursday) 20100715 0930

The Bean (Cloud Gate) at Millenium Park, installed in 2004. Much better use of the parklands thab in the 1980s when I lived in this city (Chicago, Thursday) 20100715 0930

Debora Hammond taking questions after her talk on Food Policy for a Resilient Future, with Ockie Bosch moderating session (Wilfred Laurier U., Waterloo. ON) 20100721 1000

Debora Hammond taking questions after her talk on Food Policy for a Resilient Future, with Ockie Bosch moderating session (Wilfred Laurier U., Waterloo. ON) 20100721 1000

Markus Schwaniger causal loop diagram on the Culture of Fear associated with an economic downturn at ISSS 2010

Markus Schwaniger causal loop diagram on the Culture of Fear associated with an economic downturn at ISSS 2010 (Waterloo, Ontario) 20100722

Jennifer Wilby taking the role of president of the International Society for the Systems Science. A transition from the role of VP of Administration, revisiting bylaws developed by G.A. Swanson with a renewed emphasis on the ISSS council (Waterloo, ON Canada) 20100723 1200

Jennifer Wilby taking the role of president of the International Society for the Systems Science. A transition from the role of VP of Administration, revisiting bylaws developed by G.A. Swanson with a renewed emphasis on the ISSS council (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) 20100723 1200

July 31st, 2010

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