Archive for September, 2013

Internet Bots of Bad Faith

I like this story.

Happy 27, Son


KPU hits record enrollment

These students will receive a wonderful education.

Blogs foster real community

This discussion is from Clarissa’s Blog, after a post called “quota.” It was gratifying to participate.

Older photos

Kate Vasilopoulos

Kate Vasilopoulos

Antoni Vasilopoulos

Antoni Vasilopoulos

Georgia Hagan

Georgina Hagan

Bill Hagan

Bill Hagan

My grandparents, above. They came to Canada, three from England, one from Greece.

Antoni Vasilopoulos’ parents:

George and Katina

George and Katina

Bill Hagan’s Mom:

Louisa Hagan

Louisa Hagan

His Dad:

James Hagan

James Hagan

Paper and Ink

Photo from Lincoln Clarkes' new book, "Cyclists"

Photo from “Cyclists”

I am not surprised that Lincoln Clarkes’ new book is printed so beautifully. It’s nifty to have a free PDF version available, but it doesn’t touch the book itself. The weight of the paper and the ink …

Photo from "Cyclists," by Lincoln Clarkes

Photo from “Cyclists,” by Lincoln Clarkes

Being a father

The best thing. 1987 or so.



(Photos by Emmanuelle Fletcher)

Residential School Truth and Reconciliation at KPU

This is a good initiative. From the news release:

In support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will host Weaving Together: Healing, Education and Reconciliation, a series of public events designed to continue the national dialogue on residential schools locally, as the TRC visits British Columbia next week.

From September 16-20 across all four KPU campuses, the university will host guest speakers, panel discussions, film screenings and a Pow Wow, all to complement the TRC’s British Columbia Reconciliation Week: An honest discussion about the legacy of Canada’s residential schools. The Commission, led by the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Dr. Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild, will document the experiences of those personally affected by residential schools at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver September 18-21.

Building on the spirit of the initiative, Weaving Together is designed to foster greater understanding of Canada’s residential school history. The events also aim to increase awareness and acknowledgement of the injustices experienced by Aboriginal people, as well as the need for continued healing.

“KPU is honoured to support the very important work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We need to learn, we need to hear the ‘Truth’ about the legacy and impact of the residential schools. It is only by knowing the ‘Truth’ that authentic reconciliation can begin,” says KPU President Dr. Alan Davis.

Those Darlins

“I used to be an optimist / It got too dangerous… // Never made any promises …”

This is a very fun band.

Lincoln Clarkes: The CBC interview

Lincoln Clarkes discusses "Cyclists," his new book of photographs

Lincoln Clarkes discusses “Cyclists,” his new book of photographs

It’s wonderful work.



This week I got back in front of some classes. It’s good to be teaching again.