Saturday, January 26, 2008

Australia Day Party

It was, in fact, Australia Day and some of the exchangees we spent the year with in Australia attended a party in Mississauga at the home of June Potts. Exchanglings from Woodstock, Tilsonburg, Toronto, and Oakville (that's us) met to drink a toast to Australia and exchanges, eat, and reminisce.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Amazing Race 12 Finale...The Amazing Race 13?

Being addicted to the Amazing Race, and having travelled to the other side of the world, over 60,000 km last year, I must point out that the Amazing Race 13 will probably be shot this spring (April?) or earlier (due to the writer's strike in the US).

Join in the fun of watching "the not exactly reality TV show" as people travel around the world doing not so realistic things...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

I saw the film on opening night in Toronto back in the spring of 2006. I was impressed by both the brilliance of the documentary as a film, but also the powerful message that Al Gore was trying to communicate in it. There are lots of points to argue, and the polarised politicians and pundits are still arguing while the planet takes a tailspin down the drain.
I had to watch the film 4 times this week as all the Grade 8 Science classes watched it as an introduction to "Water Systems." It is as strong a message now as it was in '06. People who have not seen it should be embarrassed to say so. I recommend that you do. Judge for yourself.