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Jan McCartney

Art photographer, Nikonian, Wordpresser, Artistic Googler, Lives in a Velvia world.
April 22, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 20 plus ones
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bright boat,
winged banner,
in my verse,
stitch,
body of silver,
your emblem
across the shirt
of the icy firmament,
oh, aviator,
gentle
serenade of flight,
snow arrow, serene
ship in the transparent storm,
steady, you soar
while
the hoarse wind sweeps
the meadows of the sky.

Excerpted from "Ode to the Seagull" by Pablo Neruda
http://www.ronnowpoetry.com/contents/neruda/OdetotheSeagull.html

Seagulls at Long Point
For Earth Day 2014

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April 22, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 31 plus ones
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For Earth Day 2014

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April 20, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 14 plus ones
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Tree screen is from McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg

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April 15, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 16 plus ones
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"Louis" for +Artistic Google's Metropolis theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Not Chicago's Magnificent Mile, alas, but a Golden Mile nonetheless in the Big Smoke on Canada's South Coast. Louis V is all shuttered up but there's a natty gentleman out front reminding us that the unwashed masses should take their credit cards elsewhere.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/DAawpF

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April 13, 2014 0 comments 3 shares 23 plus ones
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"Towers of Gold, Feet of Clay" for +Artistic Google's Metropolis theme, curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

The view from the cold hard centre of the financial district.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/JwU6kj

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April 11, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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In other Canadian news, RIP Jesse Winchester. I loved your music when you were playing The Yellow Door in Montreal. "Biloxi" still brings tears and makes me think of Hurricane Katrina. Keep singing, wherever you are, Jesse.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Folksinger+Jesse+Winchester+dies/9728676/story.html

http://echoesinthewind.net/?p=226

Revisiting Jesse Winchester’s ‘Biloxi’ « Echoes In The Wind

In February of 2007, I wrote about Jesse Winchester and my favorite among his songs. Here, updated and revised slightly, is what I said: One of the great themes of popular music – from the pre-recording days when music's popularity was measured only by sales of sheet music, through the entire ...

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April 05, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 22 plus ones
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Rosie the shiba inu gone all Hallowe'enie, 1898 Toy Town hobby horse and a wall of books.

http://www.winchendonhistoricalsociety.org/pieces-of-time/toy-town-toymaking-industry/

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April 05, 2014 1 comments 9 shares 10 plus ones
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Type Books on Queen Street West challenges the notion that bookstores are dead. A literary community hub. Imagine that. Added to my list of bookstores to visit this summer. Along with more time spent at my wonderful neighbourhood library. 

I am sorry to see our local Chapters store in the historic Runnymede Theatre building replaced by a drug mart selling $90 lipsticks for yummy mummies, but don't miss the lack of real literary choice at this big box bestseller pusher. I don't miss their greeters either. I guess that putting a real theatre - you know, with a stage and actors -  in that building wouldn't make economic sense though.

Enjoy Type Books' magical video. And dare to dream.

The Joy of Books

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/are-bookstores-dead-or-turning-a-new-page/article17827848/

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April 03, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 16 plus ones
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"Kanheri Caves" for +Artistic Google curated by +Rob Robinson +Chee Yow +Jamal Masood +Patrick Sheeran and me.

Dating from the 10th Century CE, these caves lie on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, which was recently graced by visits from Google Street View.  Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit Krishnagiri, which means "black mountain" although the basalt from which they were carved is blue in this rendering.

Original GSV at http://goo.gl/pptkCi

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March 26, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 27 plus ones
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Rosie the shiba inu wishes it would snow again and take away the grey ice that refuses to melt. 

And this, from Mary Oliver:

Now through the white orchard my little dog
romps, breaking new snow
with wild feet.
Running here, running there, excited, hardly able to stop, she leaps, she spins
until the white snow is written upon
in large, exuberant letters,
a long sentence, expressing 
the pleasures of the body in this world.
Oh, I couldn't have said it better
myself.

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