Chess at the Bampot Teahouse

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Peeking graffito

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10×10 Go

February 3, 2016

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10x10 Go

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Bird pattern curtain

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Amil Davis, Lila Asher, Amanda Harvey-Sanchez, Graham Henry, and Milan Ilnyckyj

After four years of work, the fossil fuel divestment campaign at the University of Toronto met with President Meric Gertler today. He didn’t commit to anything, but the discussion was generally productive and encouraging.

We are working on a Community Response to the divestment committee’s report, with a target of February 25th. We’re expecting President Gertler to make a final decision by the end of March.

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I got photos at this year’s Robbie Burns celebration at Massey College.

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“The Fishhook”

January 20, 2016

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"The Fishhook" 1/2

"The Fishhook" 2/2

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Robarts Library

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"Sanctuary" in the snow

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I left the Corps because I had become a reluctant warrior. Many Marines reminded me of gladiators. They had that mysterious quality that allows some men to strap on greaves and a breastplate and wade into the gore. I respected, admired, and emulated them, but I could never be like them. I could kill when killing was called for, and I got hooked on the rush of combat as much as any man did. But I couldn’t make the conscious choice to put myself in that position again and again throughout my professional life. Great Marine commanders, like all great warriors, are able to kill that which they love most — their men. It’s a fundamental law of warfare. Twice I had cheated it. I couldn’t tempt fate again.

Fick, Nathaniel. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer. Houghton Mifflin; Boston. 2005. p. 364 (hardcover)

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