Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Thursday, December 31, 2009


It's New Year Eve day, well early evening, kind of, and it's pretty warm for the end of December.

Good news: 2 of our 3 kittens have been adopted!

My New Year's Wish is people will start to realize really that we are all interconnected, and therefore how we treat or, in most cases, sadly, mistreat our animal neighbours on this earth, directly impacts everything within the sphere of connectivity.

I wish that Canada finally outlaws the disgusting bear "hunts" this year. Secondly, I wish that starting here in Canada everyone who lives with a pet or cares for homeless animals will do the responsible thing and get them spayed or neutered. ( Does anyone remember Bob Barker, from the Price is Right? At the end of each show he'd always tell people to get their dog or cat spayed or neutered. At the time I never understood why he'd always go on about that, and I would laugh,thinking it was such a weird thing for a game show host to say but in hindsight I realize that, in fact he used his fame well!)

And lastly, I wish for at least a thousand new signatures to get added to my petition.

I hope you all have a great New Year's!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The greedy bastard-philistine-athon!

So, it's the day of Christmas Eve, which has always been my favourite's cozy and exciting!

Christmas itself should really only be celebrated by people who dig Jesus, the Light, or Christos, which means light, in Greek. It is his supposed birthday. That's not really a fact, of course that December 25th is the "birthday" of Jesus, it was a plot of convenience by the governing bodies at the time..I can't remember all the stupid details.

But the point is, it's supposed to be a birthday of Jesus, but we give each other gifts. Also, some people eat pork, that, I have to say I find funny, as in weird. Jesus was a Jewish person, full stop. So the whole pork eating thing wasn't kosher, at all.

Also, people talk endlessly about "the Christmas spirit", what they really mean is "the greedy bastard-philistine-athon". At Christmas there are more people begging on the streets and over the past 2 years, more unemployment. All the while people keep telling themselves that if they buy so-and-so that biggest, latest, whatever she/he will love her/him more. Also, no one ever holds any damn door open for other people during this time of year. But,of course not, everyone's rushing off to shop. That is of course the true meaning of being a philistine.
Ah, Christmas!
And then there's the obsession with the music. And the damn idea of a "white Christmas".

Little point of fact, that song, "White Christmas" that we all have come to know and either love or abhor, was written by a man named Irving Berlin, a very talented, and very Jewish man! Ah, the irony!!!

You know, with a little wave of his magic wand, for well over 60 years now, we the Christmas-music-listening pubic have become weather forecasters. All we talk about is whether or not it'll be a white Christmas. I wonder if people gave 2 shits about the state of the weather at Christmas before 1942, when the song was written?

And lastly,
my "Christmas" wish:

this year, especially in light of the raids on the Toronto Humane Society by the OSPCA , who uncovered disgusting and gruesome acts of animal cruelty, I truly hope that no one gives animals as their present to anyone, least of all to a child. That angers and disgusts me to no end! Animals are not property! Why the fuck can we 'buy' a dog, kitty, bunny, turtle, hamster, ...and then give it a gift. We don't go and buy children and give them as gifts, now do we?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Let them howl

" Never retreat
Never explain
Never apologize
Get the job done and let them howl."
Nellie McClung,

I was watching a little bit of a show the other day, a "talk show", Conan the Barbarian, I believe. So there was the host, barbarian, and a guest he was talking to, another white , het, man, like himself. At to the far left of the guest on a couch, sat the host's official dick sucker, or psychophanth-but really he was a dick sucking (psychophantic) 'yes man', also lilly white, as they say, male and het, or as it always seems.

The 3 of of these lilly white, het men began talking about the main guest's new film; he was a director. The film uses ' computer generated' cartoons. To this the barbarian had to comment on the female lead character; they were about to watch a clip of her, saying that she's "really hot." The director agreed, saying that, yes, in fact he finds her "smokin hot", and the reason she was so "hot" he explained was because o team of men( we are to assume all good het boys, like himself) worked on her for 6 months.

Then the director went on to lament about how the woman who did the female character's voice wouldn't get to to be seen in the film, because she, he told us, was also really 'hot'.

That's respect, hey?

Then this same pruriently minded director went on to talk about the lead man character and how a "a lot of women and men got hired" (emphasis mine) to work on him. He made sure that he included men in that equation. Green Tara forbid that women take over the putrocity that is: patriarchy!
At this same point, the barbarian made sure to mention that he didn't find the male character "hot". The director was happy to hear this, and said, "That's good." meaning: "That's good, kill all the homosexual desires in you, son. This is the army, of hate! (aka: the USA)"

While this was taking place , the jerk-off fest over the cartoon character and the woman doing her voice, the dick sucker would pipe up now and again, to agree with the Barbarian, when it seemed, prudent. Oh irony!

Meanwhile, sitting on the couch to the right of the dick sucker, and to the left of the director, who was not on the couch, but in a chair, (because the couch is for guests who the barbarian is done with as well as his precious dick sucker), sat a female guest! She was also of colour to dilute the lilly whiteness of the clan gathering. Perhaps she felt humiliated, because she didn't say a word, not once, just the occasional awkward smile. I was hoping that she's add some kind of sarcastic rejoinder something rude and vaguely assertive/aggressive/feminist.
But, alas, she's a trained pony, and it was, after all, a talk shoe representing the mores of holywood's elite, white heterosexual men, and how they love to conquer.
So, she kept her mouth shut, like any good trained pony and listened to the misogyny abound instead of speaking up for herself, her daughters,mother,sister,grandmother, niece,aunt,best friends, us.

Keep Talking!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


You know what I think is funny? Women in the change room of the gym I go to. Today for example I watched a woman sitting in front of the vanity mirrors dying her hair! And down the hall another woman was using her straightening iron. Women bring in full makeup cases, blow dryers, even though there are 2 there, curlers, yes I saw someone sit and put curlers in her hair, casually, like it was a fancy hair salon. It's a gym's change room for pete's sake!

I dig wanting to look good, but come on. What do the guys do, don tuxes?

Monday, December 14, 2009


Well posting here sadly didn't do much by way of helping the flow of traffic at the sale.

It wasn't great. But I met some great people, other awesome artists, and had cool conversations!

Happy middle of the month, and mid-Hannukah to you!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Toronto Art Sale

Hey, people in Toronto, I'm doing day 2 at an art sale. I have to promote myself, because it's been so poorly promoted.

If you're around tomorrow, Sunday December 13th from 2pm, please stop by Studio 561, at Bathurst and Bloor, just east of Honest Ed's, and come and see and buy my photos of Australia. Some are framed others are mounted on greeting cards, perfect for gifts!!!

I hope to see lots of people tomorrow!

Below is an image of Sydney Harbour

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 10th is Animal Rights Day, Hooray!

Happy Animal Rights Day!

What are you doing to celebrate?! Here is a link to a page from my website, Interconnectivity- Pro Animal Rights

I hope you continue to sign my petition and ask lots of others to sign as well. I'm going to send a fax in the direction of Dr.Suzuki, and keep my fingers crossed!

Here's the link to my petition, which is asking my Canadian government to include animal rights in the constitution

Here are some suggestions:

1) Donate time/money to a volunteer run animal organization
2) Buy/cook for the homeless kitties in your neighbourhood
3) If you aren't a daily vegetarian, do it for the day
4) when you are in your pharmacy today, buying cosmetics or health care items, make sure to ask, loudly, which companies test on animals!
5) ALWAYS boycott Proctor and Gamble, Always!

I cooked organic eggs the other day for the semi-homeless and fully homeless kitties we care for.

Well, whatever you do, I hope it's for the sake of any and all animal beings.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The media really is a spin doctor

Feeling the cold. But no snow..yet. Am hoping that more people will please sign my petition asking the Canadian government to include animal rights in the constitution. It's crucial, and really, we have to do it, there really is no other option from where I sit.

the link...

In other news, no the recession is not over, at all. If anything it is getting worse. One big hint, all the damn sales that are taking place..this isn't usual, so many sales before cristmas ( I spelled it this was on purpose) Every store I saw today was having half off sales or 40%, or weird everything for $5 sales, literally store after store. So, there's that, and then there are the growing number of people begging. And lest we forget, the fact that finding a job seems even more challenging than ever.

If, as the media were to have us believe, this depression is over, sales wouldn't be abounding, the beggars wouldn't be popping up like ??? popcorn, and the job hunt wouldn't be so cut-throat.

And, if we were all to believe this here media bullshit, then the pandemic flu they say would be over as well. The media really loves to try to pull the wool over our collective third eye, hey?

In truth, they usually, succeed. Why, you may wonder, well, simple, we are gullible!! And scared, and media is the new religion, check it out, celebrities "tweet" that they just used the toilet and this becomes the most important news since the lies about the recession being done.

Question everything.