“Toronto: walking wounded” How do we heal?

A must read piece by Shawn Micallef: http://www.eyeweekly.com/city/psychogeography/article/96101 My comment: Thank you Shawn for putting words to the feelings felt by so many of us. I too fled the city to avoid having to witness the inevitable dis…

A must read piece by Shawn Micallef: http://www.eyeweekly.com/city/psychogeography/article/96101

My comment:

Thank you Shawn for putting words to the feelings felt by so many of us. I too fled the city to avoid having to witness the inevitable disaster of G20. I too was compelled back to the city when I learned how she was being hurt.I also felt that same reassurance of healing from joining thousands of average Torontonians at the rally that began in front of Police HQ on Monday evening.This event is a psychic trauma. That trauma comes from the realization by many that the freedom we take for granted is so fragile, so tenuous and so conditional in the face of fear and power.We need more healing. We need to restore the Toronto we know and love. We need truth and reconciliation.Who will lead us through this process? What is the next step?

Trippy video for your next acid trip: “The Music Scene”

via vimeo.com An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule. All cast to the sincerely melodic soul of Blockhead’s ‘The Music Scene.’


via vimeo.com
An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule. All cast to the sincerely melodic soul of Blockhead’s ‘The Music Scene.’

Help us find a great 2BR apartment!

Re-entering the Toronto rental housing market for what feels like the hundredth time in the 15 years I’ve lived here is stressing me out. My boyfriend Christopher and I are on the hunt for the perfect place to start our lives together as a couple,…

Re-entering the Toronto rental housing market for what feels like the hundredth time in the 15 years I’ve lived here is stressing me out.

My boyfriend Christopher and I are on the hunt for the perfect place to start our lives together as a couple, and we’re looking to our friends and networks to find that special, unadvertised place. Yep, I’m finally growing up and shacking up! We’re excited and eager to make this move. My promise to myself is that this move will be my last before I buy a place and get back into the real estate market. (I sold my condo back when I quit my job, went back to school and changed careers, but that’s a whole other story.)

Here’s a profile of the kind of place we’re looking for:

  • 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom plus den (Chris is going to grad school, MSW, and needs a place to study)
  • Neighbourhoods: anywhere from Leslieville in the east to High Park in the west and north to the Annex or Dupont.
  • No basement apartments, but main floor kitchen/living/dining and well-finished basement level bedrooms or rec room could work
  • Preferably in a house, townhouse, small/lowrise or other interesting space (coach houses are also cool!)
  • Some kind of outdoor space – balcony, yard or deck
  • A well equipped kitchen with good storage and a dishwasher (Chris loves to cook, I love to eat, and I hate doing dishes)
  • Ensuite laundry

Those are the main requirements. A/C is a bonus.

If you are a prospective landlord, here’s what you need to know to know about us:
10317809-AptHuntPartnersinLove
Mark Kuznicki
Social entrepreneur and consultant to public & social sector with offices at the Centre for Social Innovation
About Mark:
Keywords: Mature, loyal, community, innovator, geek
Christopher Hayden
Hospitality professional with Gretzky’s, Masters Candidate in Social Work, U of Toronto and arts impresario
About Christopher:
Keywords: Hard working, meticulous, creative, local food, queer art, community

Reflections of a facilitator at Agile Coach Camp

As a facilitator, I am struck by the quality of the Agile Coach Camp community, the passion and energy that each of the participants is bringing to the gathering and their conversations.

I’m not an Agile coach. As an outsider, I see in this group many people who feel that Agile is more than a vocation, it is a calling. I see a sensitivity to human social needs and a dedication to bending human social and technology systems towards improved value creation. I see a group of people who see themselves as agents of change, and who have the capacity to make the world a better place.

I’m honoured to have been asked to help this group have the conversations they need to have, to become better Agile coaches, build better teams and to become a better community.

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