on a jet plane

I have been too busy to post recently - and now I am heading away for a few days - but expect more photographs soon!

girl in window

I took this shot in a mountain village in Guilin, China. I have no idea who the girl is, but she was watching us walk by as we climbed one of the trails.

coin boat wash

Oh well - the end of the season for me - I pulled the boat out today. Had to wash it though, before it goes in storage in November for the winter.

relaxing moment

No time recently to take new photos – so I am still posting some from the archives – hopefully soon work will be less heavy and I will have new materials. In the mean time, however, enjoy the older shots

This shot is someone reading in the Summer Palace, Beijing. A reminder of a earlier relaxing moment in today’s busier times.

mountain trail

A shot in the mountains of China from a few months ago.

red carpet

I turned the corner by the arch on the way to the Faculty Club to be confronted by this scene! So I decided it was best not to go this way - I turned around - and went to the Club the long route!

summer time

Better late than never good weather has arrived in Ontario, which means that I get to take friends and neighbors out sailing on the boat. Today some some neighbors came, including “L” shown in this shot, which kind of captures how we were all feeling now that summer is finally here!


Seventeen-year-old Mike Perham just became the youngest person to sail around the world single-handed. At the same time in the Netherlands, thirteen year old Laura Dekker is put into the custody of child protection services to prevent her from setting out to sail around the world single-handed! Apparently there is no doubt that she has the sailing skills to make the journey, but psychologists are worried about her emotional wellbeing along the way. I suppose it was just as well that they did not have psychologists when that now famous small boy skipped school and stayed alone all day and night with his finger in the Dutch dike preventing a breach and saving the Netherlands from being flooded!

Anyway – maybe I will give my undergrad child welfare class this puzzle to deal with in the coming semester – despite my belief that she already has enough single handed sailing experience to make this trip viable – the case does raise some complex issues that are ideal for undergrad child welfare students to munch on for a while.