A Day of Peace – September 21, 2012

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Each year, on September 21, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world.  We live in a global community that must come today to seek ways in which to build a future that is sustainable.  May we find ways to bring peace in our lives and share it with others…

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. 
Mother Teresa

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” 
Dalai Lama

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. 
Albert Einstein

Oxymoron

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An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which contradictory terms appear side by side. I have captured an oxymoron in this photo!  I have every confidence that one day I’ll take a photo of a bike, rather than a car, beside this bike rack.  I will then have captured a tautology….

Grammar can be exciting!

If Insects Were To Vanish…

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“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”

Edward O. Wilson, Biologist

Our Planet…

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“Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.”

Quoted in Time (original author unknown)

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What’s Happening Underneath Our Feet?

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Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something.”
– Carl Sagan

Imagine a life without running water, sewage systems and electricity. We depend on the availability of incoming clean water and the seamless removal of outgoing wastewater. It is a fundamental pillar of modern civilization. This post is dedicated to our city’s infrastructure. Vancouver combines utility with artistic flair.

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Utility With Artistic Flair!