PostArctica: Bus Stops – Arena

PostArctica: Bus Stops – Arena

Paulitical Satire: Holiday Movie Monday

So, the last weekend of summer is upon us loyal readers! I hope that you are currently enjoying the last day of the last long weekend, of this wonderful summer that was. It’s not everyday the Movie Monday falls on a holiday, so I wanted to give you all a little Labour Day gift. Our fantastic ...

openalex: Biophilic Cities: This is Your City on Nature

[I wrapped up last week getting into research on biophilia and biophilic cities. The post originally went up over at @SustainableCitiesCanada. The impact that lush green spaces have on us is impressive. Well beyond what I would have expected. It seems, according to comments on the original piece, that even eating dirt is good for ...

openalex: Biophilic Cities: This is Your City on Nature

[I wrapped up last week getting into research on biophilia and biophilic cities. The post originally went up over at @SustainableCitiesCanada. The impact that lush green spaces have on us is impressive. Well beyond what I would have expected. It seems, according to comments on the original piece, that even eating dirt is good for ...

Paulitical Satire: Save our Farms! Follow Farmer Friday!

A Farmer in a parched field… So, in case you haven’t noticed, both from my previous Movie Monday post and any time spent out side for most of July, it’s been hot as hell and dry as a bone out there. While this might be great for getting a tan and running your solar car, ...

Paulitical Satire: Show and Tell – What I did on my Summer Vacation

Toronto in all it’s glory! So, today is my first day back to work after 10 days of vacay and I must say….it was pretty awesome! My girlfriend and I took part in the time honoured (?) tradition of a “staycation”. Given that we live in the Big Smoke that means that we toured around ...

Paulitical Satire: The Bike Stops Here – The Politics of Cycling – Movie Monday

So, I’ve started riding my bike to work a couple of times a week again and as usual it’s a pretty awesome way to get around. Not only do I get to work faster than public transit ever could, but I also get exercise and have a pretty good time doing it. I have joined ...

Things Are Good: Green Spaces Can Reduce Gun Violence

Countries and regions with a lot of gun violence may want to note that the simple act of providing more green space in urban areas can reduce gun-related crime. In the USA (ranked ninth globally for gun deaths per capita) researchers have found that converting unused lots into parks has had a positive effect on ...