Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Spam Doubles, Finding New Ways to Deliver Itself - New York Times

All we need is a standardized email authentication method. Right now the big commercial players (Yahoo MSN ...) don't want to work together to solve the problem they instead have developed incompatible solutions that are difficult to implement hence ineffective.

Read more at www.nytimes.com/2006/12...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

New Look




The new look of my photographic "business" card.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

St. Paul's Basilica Through the Organist's Rear View Mirror


The skies were pure and the fields were green
And the sun was brighter than it's ever been
When I grew up with my best friend Kenny
We were close as any brothers than you ever knew
It was always summer and the future called
We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
And there was so much left to dream
And so much time to make it real
But I can still recall the sting of all
The tears when he was gone
They said he crashed and burned
I know I'll never learn
Why any boy should die so young
We were racing, we were soldiers of fortune
We got in trouble but we sure got around
There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
I think he's right behind me now and he's gaining ground
But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are ...

And when the sun descended and the night arose
I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
And corroded by failure and envy and hate
There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
Nowhere to hide and no leaves on the trees
And my father's eyes were blank
As he hit me again and again and again
I know I still believe he'd never let me leave,
I had to run away alone
So many threats and fears, so many wasted years
Before my life became my own
And though the nightmares should be over
Some of the terrors are still intact
I'll hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
And then he grabs me from behind
And then he pulls me back
But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are ...

There was a beauty living on the edge of town
And she always put the top up and the hammer down
And she taught me everything I'll ever know
About the mystery and the muscle of love
The stars would glimmer and the moon would glow
I'm in the back seat with my Julie like a Romeo
And the signs along the highway all said,
Caution! Kids At Play!
Those were the rights of spring and we did everything
There was salvation every night
We got our dreams reborn and our upholstery torn
But everything we tried was right
She used her body just like a bandage,
She used my body just like a wound
I'll probably never know where she disappeared
But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now
Just like an angel rising up from a tomb
But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are ...
... And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
She used her body just like a bandage,
She used my body just like a wound
I'll probably never know where she disappeared
But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now

Meat Loaf

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Picture the Cure Auction in Aid of Cancer Research




The second annual "Picture the Cure", a visual arts fundraiser to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society, will be held at the landmark Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on August 21.

The goal for this year is to raise at least $5,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Proceeds will go towards:

  • funding research on all types of cancer
  • offering comprehensive and credible information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment
  • providing support for people living with cancer, family members and friends

Join us for this one-evening event showcasing visual art by local and international artists, featuring:

  • silent auction with more than 100 matted and framed prints
  • live entertainment
  • door prizes/raffles
  • light fare

Get your tickets today!

Picture the Cure 2006
August 21 (Monday)
6pm-midnight
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto

Advance tickets: $10
At the door: $15

For more information, email: info [at] picturethecure.ca

My artist profile and submissions can be seen here