Sep. 2nd, 2017
My Nexus 5's Photos app stitched together this panorama of Toronto's Woodbine Beach out of individual photos I had taken during last week's photo expedition to the Beaches. It did not do a bad job at all, I think, possible wonkiness in the west aside.
I had intended last night to walk down to the new Trillium Park, but I had forgotten it would be inaccessible on account of the Exhibition. Instead, I found myself walking west on the Humber Bay shores, through Marilyn Bell Park and up to Vimy Ridge Parkette as evening descended. I was a bit cool--I really should have worn a light jacket--but the light outside was superb and the calm sky above awesome.
- Centauri Dreams analyzes the latest suggestive findings about water on potentially habitable exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1.
- A Game of Thrones-themed cat bed, as described by Dangerous Minds, is almost tempting. (Almost.)
- Hornet Stories takes a brief look at what the Nazis were like for, and did to, queers.
- Joe. My. God. notes that Texas' secretary of state turned down an aid offer from Québec, asking only for prayers.
- Language Hat looks at the ways in which different African writers have glossed Africa in their works.
- Marginal Revolution links to a paper looking at the effect that serious floods have on cities' long-run economic growth.
- Personal Reflections' Jim Belshaw notes the discovery of sunken garum-exporting Neapolis off of the coast of Tunisia.
- The Planetary Society Blog looks at the latest ventures of the Opportunity rover as winter approaches on Mars.
- Roads and Kingdoms notes the Café Touba coffee of Senegal, sign of resistance to colonialism and globalization.
- Window on Eurasia notes a proposal in Russia to memorialize Muslims who resisted changing traditional value systems.
- If Greyhound pulls out of northern BC, and the rest of rural Canada, what will happen to these regions? CBC reports.
- The militarized community policing describes in Bloomberg View in New York's famed Hamptons does say something worrisome of psyches.
- A Bangladeshi observer makes the obvious point over at the Inter Press Service that Myanmar needs to radically change its treatment of the Rohingya.
- Open Democracy looks at how the miliitarized US-Mexican border harms the Tohono O'odham, divided by said.
- This Wired interview with Antonio Guillem, the photographer whose images made distracted boyfriend meme, is amazing.
- Edward Keenan observes that Toronto is a city that, rather than plan, prefers to make deals.
- Jennifer Pagliaro notes how recently departed planner Jennifer Keesmaat tried to stop the ill-judged Scarborough subway extension.
- Steve Munro updates his readers on the slow progress on streetcar service on the Queensway.
- blogTO has a photo essay looking at past demolition practice in Toronto. Who does it, and how?