Monthly Archives: August 2011

Capital Pride Parade 2011

Today Rosa and I went to the 2011 Capital Pride Parade. This was the 25th year for the parade. It was our first time. I’ve attended the post-parade event at City Hall in the past with friends. We were not … Continue reading

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Model Workshop

Today I participated in a model workshop in Gatineau Park. It was organized by Denis Duchesne. I found out about the workshop through the RA Photo club. We met a parking lot near the Mackenzie King Estate. There were three … Continue reading

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Temporary end of manned space launches

For the first time since the beginning of manned space exploration, there are no available spacecraft that can be used for manned launches. The US Space Shuttle system has been retired and the next-generation launch system will not be flight-ready for … Continue reading

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I passed my PMP® Exam

Today I wrote and passed the Project Management Professional® exam! I am now a certified Project Management Professional. Back in April, a course was offered at work, “Preparing for the PMP Exam” from Learning Tree. About 40 people from Ericsson … Continue reading

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The Passing of Jack Layton

I took this photo of Jack Layton in 2003 during the final, largest protest against the upcoming American invasion of Iraq. The invasion started later in the month. Jack Layton passed away from cancer August 22, 2011.

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Sound of Lights Fireworks

There is so much to do in Ottawa, and Rosa and I rarely find time to explore this great city. So this summer, we are trying to get out to see more and do more. I have wanted to see … Continue reading

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Roller Derby

Continuing with my plan to keep doing new things and seeing new things, I wanted to go see a Roller Derby. I saw an ad for the Rideau Valley Roller Girls last year and did not make enough time to … Continue reading

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Soldiers

She lined up our garbage like soldiers on a parade square.

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Weekend in Montreal

Rosa and took our first trip together to Montréal this weekend. We wanted to see a fashion exhibit at a museum, then shop and look around. Saturday morning we drove into Montréal. Our first destination was Le Musée des Beaux-Arts to see … Continue reading

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