Sep. 1st, 2017

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Celebrating 2017 #pei #princeedwardisland #charlottetown #canada150 #2017 #publicart #photography #meta


The crowds of tourists hoping to get photographed around this 2017 installation at the foot of Queen Street seemed almost as noteworthy of being photographed as this 2017 itself.
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I had not been to the Beaches in evening before, but I wish I had. Starting my walk at the iconic Leuty Lifeguard Station and continuing west, I saw the Kew and Woodbine beaches emptied, clear sight-lines uninterrupted by crowds of beachgoers. The effects of flooding are noticeable, especially in the west of Woodbine Beach where the water has infiltrated to form a little bay, but not longer overpowering.

Leuty Lifeguard Station by evening #toronto #beaches #kewbeach #leutylifeguardstation #lakeontario #evening


Looking west #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening


Looking out #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram


In time of flood #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram


Stony shore #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram


Looking east #toronto #woodbinebeach #kewbeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram


Warning by rocks #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram


Evening by the boardwalk #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #boardwalk #latergram


No lifeguard #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #evening #latergram


Looking south #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #boardwalk #evening #latergram


Last ones #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #boardwalk #evening #latergram


Seagull #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #evening #latergram


Low tide, high tide #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #evening #latergram


Infiltration #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #birds #seagull #flooding #evening #latergram


Looking back #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #flooding #evening #latergram


Me #toronto #woodbinebeach #beaches #lakeontario #me #selfie #evening #latergram
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  • Centauri Dreams notes the latest on fast radio burst FRB 121102.

  • D-Brief makes a good case for the human diet to expand to include insects. I'd like to try an insect burger myself.

  • Dangerous Minds shares some wonderful photos of Joy Division's Ian Curtis.

  • The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper suggesting up to 1% of stars could capture, at least temporarily, rogue planets.

  • Hornet Stories--the new name for Unicorn Booty--notes the latest shake-up in German-language LGBTQ media.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money shares a thoughtful essay by Christa Blackmon, drawing from her experiences as a survivor of Hurricane Andrew. How do you best take care of child survivors?

  • The Map Room Blog links to a fascinating-sounding book, Alastair Bonnett's new Beyond the Map.

  • The NYR Daily reviews a documentary about the Venerable W, a Buddhist monk in Burma who has led anti-Muslim violence.

  • The Planetary Society Blog considers the way forward for NASA's Mars Exploration Program.

  • Roads and Kingdoms reports on the search for Texas barbecue in Mexico City.

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  • CBC reports on recent research noting markers of hydrothermal activity in the minerals of Mars' Gale Crater.

  • Universe Today reports on findings that ultraviolet radiation from TRAPPIST-1 is low enough to let its habitable-zone planets retain their volatiles, like water.

  • VICE notes that, in 1.3 million years, red dwarf star Gliese 710 will have a close encounter with our solar system.

  • In light of the Voyagers' 40th, Becky Ferreira considers some of the latest proposals for crewed starship designs.

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  • Robert Benzie notes that Ontario tenants will soon have greater protection against eviction, including compensation.

  • In the aftermath of the successful Parkdale tenants' strike, Jonathan Robart provides resources for the interested.

  • Ellen Brait notes that making front yards in Brockton Village into vegetable gardens is a thing. I approve.

  • John Tory wants the Ontario government to reconsider a tax structure that threatens to end Yonge Street businesses. Too late?

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  • Canada and Mexico, it turns out, will remain members of NAFTA even if the United States leaves. (So it seems.)

  • Texas and the United States, Snopes confirms, have accepted the offer of post-Harvey aid made by Mexico.

  • The question of how Houston will rebuild post-Harvey--perhaps on more resilient lines?--is an interesting one.

  • It's perhaps unsurprising that Puerto Rico is trying to make China a major economic partner. There could be synergy.

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