Archive for February, 2013

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Recent posts on our NoContest.CA website look at good mental hygiene, social media and friendship, “alternative” software, and online security.



My old buddy Richard Chon and his Western Swing band The Saddle Cats played a wonderful show at the Ellensburg Western Festival on Saturday. The dance floor was packed all night. The band’s 2009 album “Herdin’ Cats” is filled with feeling and delight and sweet surprise. Richard tells me they are working on a second release.

Midterm tonight


The Home Team

Yesterday Kwantlen Polytechnic University was named one of British Columbia’s “top employers.” This is the seventh straight year my university has been so honoured.

It really is a great place to work. It’s a great place to learn, too.

Bob on Vine


Outlook TV in Whistler


My friends at Outlook TV are up in Whistler, BC this week covering the annual Winter Pride event. Judging from their Facebook updates, they are having a very good time.

Two of these friends, Jack Fox and Shayne Forster, who report for and help produce the show, recently announced they were taking a break from their T-Bodies project, after five years of publishing calendars and cards, as well as promoting and participating in events throughout the northwest. I was very proud and delighted to have worked with them over the years on many T-Bodies projects.

Outlook TV’s January edition is its best yet: “We have the Unstoppable Conni Smuge with Boy George & Marc Vedo, Francisco Valdiviezo learns about LEGIT, No Homophobes-Public Service Announcement from the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, Jozef Bosman checks in on the World OutGames, Fred Kamperman finds out about the Celebrities Night Club Renovations, a recap with Shayne Forster on the CWH Wellness Centre, Jack Fox gives us a sneak peek of WinterPRIDE, and Skyler Baier swims with the English Bay Swim Club.”


Support Brooklyn College …

and academic freedom. Karen L. Gould, the president of Brooklyn College, is providing real leadership.

Mayor Bloomberg needs to step up on this one, too.