Marnie and I had a great night out at Nocturne in Halifax October 16, 2010. These are some pictures I took with our $79 HP camera, ISO 400, no flash, usually balanced on a stable fixed object as the shutter would hang open for 2-3-4 seconds.
About fifteen years ago I attended a meeting at city hall on passenger rail. The presenter Transport 2000 and the proposal was modest. About $25 million to refurbished Budd RDC cars, run them in and out from Bedford during rush hour only. A rep from Metro Transit was on the panel, but was a reluctant participant. His argument was summed up as “if you are going to buy the damn things, make sure you replace – read more –
I talked about how to make sure we have some fairness across the region in my last post. This discussion is all driven by the recent “tax reform” debate. Really, the failed and arguably unfair HRM Tax Reform proposal was not conceived strictly to enrich the wealthy, though it clearly would do so. The debate is a sign of a system under stress. The speed of change in property values in the region has accelerated, – read more –
I grew up a navy brat, fed a steady diet of Napoleonic War era novels like Hornblower, Aubrey Maturin, and Sharpe. But I also grew up reading Canadian novels from another era, the Battle of the Atlantic. Hal Lawrence’s Bloody War and James Lamb Corvette Navy are two books that capture the experience of a colony becoming a nation, a token force becoming a world renowned navy. Reading these, I learned something later reinforced by Stephen Kimber’s – read more –