Camera Shy

Not everyone is. Some people don’t hide in the back row of a group picture, or obsess over the fact that the camera sees everything.

Certainly not this guy…

Oh, sorry. You probably don’t recognize him—with his clothes on.

Will Amos, federal Liberal MP for Pontiac, Quebec got caught with his pants down on Zoom.

What? You don’t strip down in your office after a jog?

Doesn’t everyone?

Probably not while participating in a video meeting with colleagues.

Vive La Belle Province!

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Third Time’s the Charm

While I’m not a big believer in proverbs and folk wisdom, I hope the above saying is true.

After a year of bad and worse news, we could all use a little luck.

Heading into the third wave of Crippling Covid, and yet another lockdown here in Ontario, I have to say I’m feeling a little hopeless, and helpless, and tired.

Yes, the vaccines are rolling out, and the news broadcasts report light at the end of the tunnel, but I’m wondering …

When the storm is over, just how big and bright is that rainbow going to be?

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NO FEAR

My memory isn’t what it used to be, but I can say with absolute certainty that I wasn’t zipping down any ski hills at three years old. I’m guessing most of us weren’t at that age, but…

Adia Leidums is.

Picture taken by Eric Leidums

The three-year-old from Fernie, British Columbia started skiing in her front yard last fall, then graduated to the real slopes at Fernie Alpine Resort this past winter.

Aida’s father, wondering what his daughter was thinking as she maneuvered her way down the slopes, decided to mic her up. In the video he posted to his YouTube channel, Adia can be heard monitoring her progress out loud, and giving herself instructions as she navigates curves and bumps on her tiny toddler skis.

Amazing, isn’t it?

What we can do before the world tells us we can’t.

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Who Needs Shoes?

You show me a frozen lake and I’ll show you how fast I can curl up in a comfy chair by the fireplace, book in hand, latte by my side.

The very words, frozen lake, make me shiver. They call up images of fir trees and ice skating rinks, red cheeks and hot chocolate.

But that’s me, to Karim El Hayani, a frozen lake is the ideal place to run a half-marathon—barefoot…

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Earlier this month, on March 3, EL Hayani ran 21.1 kilometres on Lac Beauport in -15C. He set a Guinness World Record for the fastest, barefoot half-marathon on snow or ice, finishing the distance in 1 hr, 38 mins with frozen, blistered feet.

An incredible accomplishment for anyone, but considering that El Hayani is a recent transplant to Canada, and that he spent most of his 27 years running barefoot in shorts, in the heat of Spain, a truly impressive feat.

Congratulations. Respect, but…

Why?

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