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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Off To New York City + Other Updates

The excitement builds! Janet and I are going to NYC for our anniversary! She will shop til she drops, and I will take lots of photographs, and probably buy out most of the music store stuff too! I suppose New York isn't any big deal for most of my Canadian and US readers but stay tuned for my "Canucks in NYC" diaries, and I'll see what I can do!

School isn't too far off but if you are like me you aren't thinking about that yet. Plenty of time later, like for the rest of the year! TSU executive meets the week before classes to finalize the committee lists and executive liaisons, so stay tuned for more school and union news and views in the near future!

Since I got back from Cuba I've mostly stayed home enjoying our condo. It's finally all paid off! Just the maintenance fees now, but we were always paying for that sort of stuff with a house too, and had to pay for or do it ourselves. This way, we just basically fix up the interior design as we like. We've done a lot but I'd still like to put in some mirrored sliding doors for the triple closets, otherwise too many friggin' doors. Maybe this fall!

I 've slept a lot since I've been back. I still like to relax on our balcony and go sit at Second Cup. Other than that? I listen to music, and read. I am lazy and I just enjoy being in an air conditioned world! So you think Toronto is hot these days?!? In Santiago it hit mid-forty degrees Celsius plus. With the humidity factor it felt like a lot more! So for now I just need to relax. Yup.

TSU members! Remember: we will land in September both feet running with not only school but the Ontario provincial election too! It looks like a real nail biter, and we have a lot at stake as teachers. Please see my "Who Speaks for Children?" blog and Youtube link in my April or May Archives [links are below the centre blog column]. I am surprised! This continues to be my most read blog! The "TSU PAC's Rocks the Madison Pub" is my second most read post. I'd like to do an encore pub night and maybe invite the MPP candidates too. Just a thought. Anyhow, both posts are pretty short and straight forward, please check them out.

My "Santiago de Cuba Diaries" and the "Cuban School Project" pieces follow today's blog. They still seem to be getting a fair number of reader visits so you might want to check the last two blogs for that too if you haven't all ready. I've am also updating a lot of the dive photos and other artwork on the side columns and bottom section of my blogsite.

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