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Napping in the sunshine, outside the Waldorf Hotel October 12, 2013 – I’ll probably feel like this later this evening. Mainly because we are doing our Thanksgiving turkey dinner tonight instead of Sunday or Monday. Why? Because the forecast for the next week is simply fabulous and we both have Monday off. So we plan on making the most of another weather gift. I am going to roll that odometer over the 10,000km mark after only six months of riding it. Not shabby, and apparently we have decided that we like each other. Shiny and clean, all ready for bed. A tiny little bit of bike bling Today was also gorgeous, but I needed a rest day. It’s been a crazy busy week and my body needed a bit of recovery. Sunday we did get out on the bikes for the afternoon and connected up with a ton of friends …
It’s been awhile since I posted anything to the monochromatic page in here. This was a quick, of the cuff shot that I sort of liked after processing it. You don’t really get the scale of this clump of pampas, but it was at least 9 feet tall at the top. Impressive for a “grass”.
Playing with tilt-shift generator provides some fun with blur…. Vancouver is so shiny and new compared to so many cities in the world. Canada itself is a pretty new place when you compare its history with Europe and Asia.
I have this insane thing about grammar….. It’s certainly not like my grammar is perfect. Far from it. But there are just some things that drive me crazy, particularly when they are written. It’s not that difficult to ask someone to look something over. You simply would not believe what I get sent from fourth year University students in my courses. Sometimes it is difficult to look past the poor writing to get to the meaning of the paper. It’s also hard to not mark them down for it. I try to tell myself that I don’t teach English…but if I have to struggle to wade through poor writing to mark a paper, how are they going to communicate in the real world when they graduate. Communication is more than half the battle. You can be the smartest egg in the bunch, but if you can’t communicate well… No, nothing will …
I love the written word, but I wonder how much longer it will exist. I’d like to think forever, but the next generation is the text generation and not only can many of them not form a formal communication, their actual ability to pick up a pen and write is shockingly bad. Kindle is trying to kill paper novels, text messaging is the shortened delivery of the written word. There was an interesting article in the Globe this morning, the next generation should take note and think about the time after school gets out. They may use social networking for their communication, but the older generation of employers is still looking for a bit more formality in business…… Bad grammar, jargon, slang and stupid jokes – how to avoid writing your way out of a job