Good morning, Monday!

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Good Monday morning!  The start of another week. For me here on this blog, this week is ‘catch up’ time for things that I had been planning to put on the blog but have not found the time yet. Material and photos that readers have kindly sent me to exhibit but have not yet appeared on the blog.

In the meantime, I start with an inspiring video from ‘People are Awesome‘ that my old friend Murray Kurtz sent me. What a GREAT way to start the week!

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On having the right ATTITUDE…

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“I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment.”

― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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Wow!  The lovely Monika Jac Jagaciak.  Photo by Kevin Sinclair

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TODAY’S WINNING CHESS DOG!

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From Alexandra Samagonova’s new FLICKR !

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TODAY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

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This is actually a TRUE story!  I had been following this viral story play out for a while now.  Pretty Quebec model Stephanie Beaudoin was addicted to petty break-in and thefts, having been involved in dozens of them.  Finally, in 2014 she was caught

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The upside of all of this is that Stephanie was found guilty and sentenced to 90 days in jail…and the entire affair has been a big boost to her career.  She told the judge: “I knew I was going to be arrested because I had been followed for a week. But I wasn’t able to stop—it was just so intense.”

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‘Beaudoin was sentenced to 90 days in prison—to be served on weekends—for breaking into at least 39 houses and making off with $80,000 worth of cash and luxury goods. She was also charged with illegal possession of three firearms, which were found in the trunk of her car….’

Even so, her lawyer is positive:

‘Both Beaudoin and her lawyer seemed at peace with the ruling. “I told her it would be a good opportunity to bring a book in on Saturday and have it done when it’s time to leave,” said lawyer Denis Lavigne.  READ MORE HERE.

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Almost makes you proud to be a Canadian!

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PROBLEMS WITH PUBIC TRANSPORT

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One of the reasons I always take my bike!

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MEANWHILE, WHAT  HAS MARIANA BEEN UP TO?

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Wow!  Mariana posted this recently. Beautiful!

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Mariana Ferreira Alves is a 20 yearold artist from Guarda, Portugal. Even is she wasn’t my goddaughter I would post her work!

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WHAT IS NIGEL SHORT UP TO?

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If I can post a photo of Alexandra’s dog, then I suppose I can post something from Nigel!  In the video below, ignore what happens after minute 4…!

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CHESS GAME 

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Chess game by Anna Ellestudio

Cameras used Rolleiflex and Pentax 645

Model: Megane

‘Through my works I always loved to pass the message of simplicity, calmness and other messages we can pass through my mind. I think the chess game is the project is to show the simplicity of the womans body but also that inside of it lives the soul and intelligency, the complicity of woman’s mental part of life and how many things it can bring inside her!

I suppose that it seems a bit banal way to express such messages but this is also who I am, who never was looking for complicated…’

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The world needs Clint more than ever!

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