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Monday, December 10, 2018

David Garneau art opening

A sampling of Davids huge new painting project, destined to be a public art installation on an Edmonton bridge next year, went on display in the lobby of the performing arts centre this evening. Many of the works contain clever hidden meanings and messages disguised as pattern or design. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Photos of 11 sons

We did a photo shoot this weekend in which William posed as each of the 11 sons in a Kafka story so that he can do a drawing project around them. Lots of clothing changes so it took hours.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Margaret's cousin Alex

Margaret's cousin Alex, son of Helmut, came into Regina as an expert witness on a court case. I'd only met him briefly years ago. Great conversations including a story about getting to go into the Vatican basement archives. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Department lunch

Lunch with the department at Skye following our meeting. Roland joined us. Great to see him. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

David Plummer and Computer Science 50th anniversary

The computer science department brought in a very successful alumni as key note for their fiftieth anniversary gathering. Plummer was a high school classmate of Margaret and Mike's, which was the impetus to go. Margaret was sick and didn't attend. William and I saw Mike and Andy there, as well as my old friend Scott. Dave Plummer spoke very quickly, probably a nervous response to being a bit out of his element, but the talk was entertaining and enlightening. It's true that some luck came into play in his career, but also a shitload of talent and hard work. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

getting "busy"

I did some running around off campus today, buying brushes and paper and shipping some 35mm and super-8 to the lab. I was also caught in a seemingly continuous loop of trying to get stuff done at the office but each step forward was met with a full step back and I believe I left without a single item checked off my list. Got home to find new eggs in my tank.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Huge power outage

About a quarter of the province lost power today, including the university. I was out at CTV setting up a work placement when I heard that the university was closed with the power off. I therefore went home where I knew I had power. However, the internet was down so I couldn't get any real work done all day. Jordan came and figured out the problem with out lights (it was some faulty ground in the socket that hasn't worked since we moved in). We now have light in the basement stairs, making it much safer.
This one was the problem