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Christmas Craft Fair

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December 16, 2017. We went in to the EY Centre for the Christmas Craft Fair (*might not be its official name). We got some catnip toys for the cats and some pottery for me (so I can go back to having soups for supper, which I stopped doing when my last bowl broke). You'll see the pottery in a future photo, no doubt. This is the 3rd place winner in the gingerbread house competition, but it was the winner in my eyes. http://ift.tt/2Co3y6P

Highway Snow

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December 12, 2017. We're having a bit of a snow event, nothing major, but enough to slow the highways to a crawl and cause a dozen fender-benders. This is the scene on Anderson Road as I wait for traffic. http://ift.tt/2yifOTU

Lion

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December 11, 2017. After a series of eleven photographs Alex has decided he's tired of posing. This is a yawn, not a roar. But it's also indicative of the way a cat will feign boredom to disguise interest. Cats are very dishonest. Unlike dogs. http://ift.tt/2Aw4Gc5

Geraniums and Snow

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December 10, 2017. I woke to snow on the ground, but the geraniums are thriving, which makes me happy. I spent a quiet day reading stuff online, catching up on some email, and playing No Man's Sky. Another early night. I watched Titus's Special Unit along with some Walking Dead. http://ift.tt/2Asn9pT

The Red Baron

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December 9, 2017. Spotted in Berlin's Tegel Airport as I waited for my early morning flight. I looked it up and the Red Baron was shot down in early 1918, so this is close to the 100 year anniversary. I flew Eurowings to Brussels and thence on Air Canada to Montreal. Decent flights throughout, and I was home by 3 pm. Cue 16 hours of sleep. http://ift.tt/2yfAMmp

Spotlight

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December 8, 2017. This was the best of the sessions I saw at the conference (my own excepted of course ;) ). Wilfred Rubens chaired a panel with Marc Prensky and David White on innovation and learning outcomes.Lucid, engaging discussion. I spent all of Friday at the conference, worked the trade show booths, did a couple of interviews, and had a number of informal conversations. Another early night because I had a bit of a stomach bug and because I had a 4 a.m. flight the next morning. http://ift.tt/2AsLOKW

KaDeWe

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December 7, 2017. Gave my Spotlight talk in the morning (I skipped the opening plenary so I'd be prepared), had lunch and then dashed out to KaDeWe to pick up something for Andrea (which turned out not to be in stock). I was feeling a bit under the weather after so I got an early night and was asleep by eight. No party for me this year. http://ift.tt/2yfyuDF