August 2011

One key lesson learned from my time in Washington: as a photographer, do not go to a major event without a decent laptop and a copy of Photoshop. My iPhone is great, but nowhere near sufficient to publish material professionally to the web.

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I don’t have a great deal of free time, since my days are mostly being spent volunteering for the Tar Sands Action protest against the Keystone XL pipeline. Still, I would like to see a few unusual and interesting things while I am in the American capital. Any suggestions for especially good things to see […]

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Thanks to the generosity of a fellow photographer, I had access to a MacBook Pro for a few hours tonight and I was able to process and upload my photos from the Clay and Paper Theatre Company’s 2011 summer show: The Pedaler’s Wager. The show was very colourfully and professionally put on, and I enjoyed […]

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I will be interviewed live on CBC radio tomorrow about the ongoing Keystone XL pipeline protest.

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The ongoing Washington protest has given me my first real exposure to an interesting group of people – professional organizers of protests. These are people who provide direct action training, run websites, work with the press, etc. The organizers are progressive people – to be sure – and I am sure they are selective about […]

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I have put an update on BuryCoal.

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Over on BuryCoal, I have posted an explanation of why I am going to the Keystone XL protest in Washington D.C.  I hope it is comprehensible, despite having been tapped out during an unusually exhausting Greyhound journey and posted using snatches of WiFi from passing coffee shops and motels.

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The bus ride from New Orleans has already been unusually uncomfortable and filled with stress and delays. Still, it is best not to complain and be grateful that I was able to salvage some audiobooks from my recent iTunes explosion. I have been listening to Little Women and finding it rather touching. All told, my […]

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