Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
It was written on the wall.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Everybody is appalled by Zidane's action (some are joking about it) but few care on what caused it. I agree that staying cool is a strength but I'm wondering if the rules of the game should not be changed. How about using the technology to record and make public what it is said in the field and issuing eventually "trash cards". If we want to punish the non-endurance to trash words why not punish also the player's lack of strength of not trashing?
As I said before, words matter in the natural world. This is also true at a lower level of the physical world as it was proven in one of PI's public lectures. It looks like talking about the physical reality, changes it. So, I'm wondering why words should not matter in the sports world?
Monday, July 10, 2006
Notes on the National Aboriginal Day.
After a short break (that allowed me to take some shots of the surroundings) the Ojibway storyteller, Aaron Bell, shared with the audience some thoughts of aboriginal wit. As the epics of other cultures the aboriginal oral stories carry with them precious life lessons. Some of these stories are inspired from the animal world to convey their wit. For example, if you want to learn a lesson in humbleness you should listen to the How Bear Lost His Tail story. The Aaron Bell's animated performance made this story even more appealing.
After another break with drums (when I've explored the Victoria Park with my camera from the island) it was the women's turn to teach their dance. At the end of the show the drums started again. On my way out of the Victoria Park's island I took some photos of it from the bridge over the lake.
Click here to see my visual experience on that day.