…can you hear me?!…


“Vancouver cafe promises, or rather forces, an escape from connectivity”…”We are Canadian hear us roar”…”

Last Thursday, a pop-up cafe in Vancouver’s Chinatown opened its doors “as part of a fleeting effort to spur people to unplug from the grid and find a kind of detached tranquility in a space without the distractions of wireless technology.”

A “cage” in the centre of the cafe is designed to keep electrical signals that link cellphones, smartphones and laptops to the rest of the world from getting in.

Cheers to personal connections in new ways beyond social media and the net!…are you listening?…can you hear me?…

“The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games changed something fundamental in our country. We rooted for our nation in a way we never had before. The celebration was passionate and sustained and could be heard from coast to coast to coast. In many ways we haven’t stopped cheering since. This is only a good thing.

Our new-found sense of country was on display again this past week in the streets of downtown Vancouver. They were packed with thousands for our nation’s birthday, with most people wearing something red or white, and if they weren’t they were carrying a flag or having one of those faux Maple Leaf tattoos pasted on their face. There was a cross-section of demographics, but if the throng skewed toward a particular cohort, it was young adults. It seemed fitting that the crowd was particularly dense at Jack Poole Plaza, around the famous Olympic torch – the iconic symbol of the 2010 Games that truly lit the new wave of patriotism our country is now experiencing.”

Cheers to Canadians hear us roar!…

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus

I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Please listen carefully and try to hear what I am not saying. ~Charles C. Finn

“Silent” and “listen” are spelled with the same letters. ~Author Unknown

My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think that’s what she said. ~Author Unknown

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

Cheers to a listen up kinda day!…


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