Saturday, April 30, 2005
It was 60 years ago this week that the Allied Forces finally triumphed. This is the Year of the Veteran in Canada. Here's a shot I took last November, Mr. Geoffrey Rumble, much decorated war veteran, ex Toronto Police Mounted Unit officer, sharing a laugh with P.C. Steve Noble and P.C. Harold Williamson.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Lesli Bisgould has been the only practising animal rights lawyer in Canada, acting for individuals, charities and non-profit organizations trying to expose and stop the animal exploitation which is pervasive in this country. She is now working out of ARCH, a legal resource center for people with disabilities.
Monday, April 25, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Strange sight on the beach on Tuesday. Coconut Jane bites the dust.. and here's a bonus, I'm going to impart a bit of trivia for Toronto beachcombers.. I know that Lake Ontario is sometimes called an "inland sea" but I also know for a fact there are no coconut-bearing trees in the northeast of N.America. So where are all these coconuts coming from? They're bobbing in the water, they're washed up in the dozens along the beaches. Well, I did a bit of research and came up with a likely explanation. It's to do with a Hindu festival called Raksha Bandan: it's celebrated in some parts of India as a festival to honor the sea god Varuna, where coconuts are offered to the sea. Because of its three eyes, the coconut represents the three eyes of Shiva. There is quite a large Hindu population in Toronto, and this would explain all the flotsam and jetsam of flowers and coconuts. Ta da!