cartoon life: Just a few magic numbers

I was born August the 8th, 1953. Yes, thats 08/08/535+3=88+8+8=242×4=8And today I turn 648×8=64 Yes. I know its all coincidental, and there is no secret meanings. Just a bit of fun. Filed under: life

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Moose Jaw Reunion

I was in Moose Jaw for a family reunion on Sunday. My Dad was in hospital fighting off another infection, while his immunity is compromised by chemo. The rest of the Kleins who could make it were in Wakamow Valley Park. Some other family had taken over the pavilion we’d booked, but we easily found ...

cartoon life: A dark and broken cup

Just an unpleasant interaction. Its over. It passes. We move on. Filed under: art Tagged: comment, life

cartoon life: Paper periodically posts personal profiles

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cartoon life: This is almost as old as me

Does the past haunt? or catch up with you? This has to be a pretty rare treasure. Glen Mullaly here. Illustrator, occasional comic book artist, pal of Mr Ken Steacy Esq. Weird question… you wouldn’t happen to be the same Douglas Rogers that illustrated the 1975 Pop Shoppe giveawy comic “Captain Cola in the Triple ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wonder Woman

Last Tuesday I went to see Wonder Woman [9/10], with Jeri. We tried the reclining seat theatre at the Southland Mall. The chairs were no so great. They had cool electronic buttons to kick up the foot rest, but they didn’t recline worth a darn. As a Klein, I know a good re-kleiner when I ...

cartoon life: Improv and a mark

Something for a coldish day It was a small thing at the time. Or so it seemed. But watching the after-show improv set at Second City, and doing some time with London’s small Theatre Sports group prompted a kind of license. I learned that it was okay to say, “Yes”, to trust that someone could ...

Dead Wild Roses: The Arbourist’s Anecdata – When Do Standards Get in the Way?

   I’m not buying into the idea that there is some sort of perfect way of living one’s life – some ways are better than others, and those various ways appeal to different people…and so on and so forth.  We’re not here talking about *your* choices and and preferences, but rather mine. I’m getting old.  ...

The Political Road Map: 5 Steps to Creating Something Universal

As is the purpose of the Political Road Map, the goal is to always question your government, politics and the overall direction of society with regards to both. In questioning, we come closer to discovering the truth or at the very least, somewhere we can aim to improve. Yesterday, the Ontario government unveiled plans to ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Paved Paradise Because Parking Was Already There

July 5th, 2016, after years of a mud pit following the rip-out of the previous playground: Now it looks like this again: Reasoning given:  A project of this scale requires a large site and staging area directly adjacent to the building. The site, the courtyard immediately west of the building and south of Wascana Daycare, ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: As Humans Do

Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016). Killed by coal, ocean acidification and climate change: https://t.co/V4npCbP1yR — 350 dot org (@350) October 14, 2016 Idle conversation among strangers around the office printer: -“How are you today?” “Fine… aside from the problem that the world might end due to climate change one day.” -“Yes, I keep ...

cartoon life: A shaggy black dog

This is our childhood dog. His name was Scotty. Who knows why. He makes a number of appearances in my sisters little commemorative memoir and biographical book about her life and childhood adventures in our neighbourhood East of Adelaide in London Ontario. Book and ebooks to come soon. There will be a post about it ...

Things Are Good: Smart Kids, Depression, Existential Crisis, And What You Can Do

Kids think a lot about the world around them thanks to their natural curiosity. As adults we can embrace their curiosity and encourage it or we can dull their intellectual indulgences. How we react and support kids in their process of learning can have a big impact. At various ages kids learn that their lives ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Being a Cyborg Can Leave a Lot to Think About

Pacemakers and Piracy: The Unintended Consequences of the DMCA for Medical Implantshttps://t.co/uGz68CtR7V pic.twitter.com/ZXFrZgRCBd — Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) April 25, 2016 “Today there are well over 3 million pacemakers and over 1.7 million ICD’s in use.” What should you do to close potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in your wireless implantable design? For one, make device security an ...

cartoon life: Black cat on rocker

A quiet, dim corner, pale late evening light. Filed under: art Tagged: black cat, Cat, digital, life, rocking chair, sleeping

cartoon life: We’re #4 Canadian Travel app

The Heart of London climbs to the top: We’re #4, We’re #4! You’re in for it now that I have another app posted… yes.. a plethora of daily reports about how it’s doing in the stores and its further development! Yesterday it was ranked Number 4 in Canadian Travel in the Apple Store. That’s pretty ...

cartoon life: What does this puzzling and outrageous IgG result actually mean?

Working through some confusion with information above my pay grade. Is this in any way an odd or unusual result? What are typical or otherwise ranges for this measure? The biggest difficulty is finding some kind of comparative scale and conversions. The Gamma Dynacre blood test results show an IgG of 160 U/ml for Casein. I can find ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: #NewLeaderPost Launched

I was invited to the New Leader Post launch, a party for some LP staff and community leaders and advertisers they wanted to pitch the new design and layout to. They’ve a new mobile app, and focus on content specific to each sort of delivery method. The food and drinks at The Lobby Public House ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Killer Robots By Accident or On Purpose?

It’s There are companies like Lockheed Martin making autonomous killing robots, and there are companies like Google making self-driving cars (which kill people by accident or poor design). At least cars don’t tend to kill on purpose, and the Google self-driving car hasn’t had a deadly accident (or one it caused, of any kind). So, ...

PostArctica: To My Alien Abductor

To My Alien Abductor Life sucks, life is awesome. Lucky. Didn’t ask to be born. But writing bad poetry. Makes this shit. More fun than a barrel of Monkeys. I’ve had. My ancestors. Would laugh. Because. I think. Well, You only go around once. lofuckingl. Augustine on your pillow. Plato on your bed. And all ...

PostArctica: To My Alien Abductor

To My Alien Abductor Life sucks, life is awesome. Lucky. Didn’t ask to be born. But writing bad poetry. Makes this shit. More fun than a barrel of Monkeys. I’ve had. My ancestors. Would laugh. Because. I think. Well, You only go around once. lofuckingl. Augustine on your pillow. Plato on your bed. And all ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CVAF Can Visualize Angry Flames

It was the Cathedral Village Arts Festival today, a crowded street fair down 13th Avenue in Regina. It was hot, and it didn’t rain (like it does many years). I saw tons of people I knew, and many stopped by to talk at the Regina Car Share Co-op booth where I was volunteering. One of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: With Millions To Spare, Here’s How to Save Thousands of Lives

This rich couple is doing good with their money. Regina caught sight of a jacket in the water during the cruise, and when she asked about it, she was told it might belong to a dead migrant who was trying to find safety in Europe. While some Europeans criticize the rescue operation, saying it draws ...

cmkl: Handed in our notice at the day care

For the last eight years every working day our daughter Mallory has been in the care and tutelage of the teachers at Glebe Parents Day Care. I still remember those days in July 2007 when I took Mallory to the toddler room at the main centre for her integration week.  I was far more freaked ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Forcing An Athiest to Practice Religion

Here’s what it can feel like to practice religion when you don’t believe in the common fantasy [AKA faith]. I knew from a young age that I didn’t see religion as a literal interpretation of moral code sent from God, but rather a human construct of what we (those writing holy books) wanted or imagined ...