Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Changing climate in the climate change debate.
It's a good sign that developed countries take action since in terms of the Kyoto protocol "Governments...launch national strategies for addressing the emissions and adapting to expected impacts" as the UN Press Conference on Climate Change says.
Watch the video on this link for an inspiring vision on the need for climate change actions.
Check out also the WWF blog for other climate change news.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
It so happened that our first hike this year was at the Grand River confluence with Speed River in Cambridge Ontario. Follow the 5 pictures from this link to see Pearl snapshots taken along the confluence.
Liner Trail marks in time the Confluence's historical significance for the Waterloo region. And since the New Year started green click here, here and here to see video testimonies of this.
What a difference a week made.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
New Year promises.
Some could be depressed by what we loose as time goes by, as Romanians national poet brilliantly expressed in The years have passed poem.
Others are optimistic for the past year accomplishments and the eternal Becoming potential that the new year could offer (the present comes from the past and aims into the future).
New Year resolutions are a sign of optimism. The struggle to keep them though could yield to pessimism. Here it is a quick tip on how to keep our resolutions, that I've picked up this week from a broadcast of the local CKCO TV channel: focus on actions instead of results. For example if you want to loose weight focus to walk each day instead of eagerly thinking at and checking your weight to see results.
This reminded me of the Olympic Credo that could also be paraphrased as the road is more important than the destination.
New Year resolutions offer us a chance to be Olympic champions each year. Since the main competitor is our weaknesses, everyone could live the Olympic dream of winning.