….of views, news, & muse….

A bird’s eye view of Vancouver!

By now you’ve likely heard the news that it’s looking like a minority government for the UK, in a very similar situation to our recent British Columbia provincial election!

Let  there be muse:

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. ~Winston Churchill

Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work. ~Michael Novak

Democracy is like a raft: It won’t sink, but you will always have your feet wet. ~Russell B. Long

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. ~H.L. Mencken

Cheers to a Fine Friday & weekend that sings—electing for some fantastic days!

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…of perks & runner beans…

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“17 Companies with awesome perks that will make you jealous”

Morning ambience–as the coffee brews, what better topic than perks to start the day!…

Studies show consistently, money isn’t the only thing that makes people happy at work!

How do some of these sound?!!!…

5 year employess GIVEN a month long vacation; choose to go to a country you’ve never visited & the employer picks up the travel costs tab for 2!

– free food, a bowling alley, bocce courts (Google)

– gyms with physical therapy & acupuncture (Cisco)

– a gift basket to every new employee (Smuckers)

– paid time off for kid’s school trips (Mattel)

A favourite media publication asks readers questions “on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts.”

Fun to note today’s question: “Do runner beans always curl around their poles counter-clockwise?”…

Cheers to profundity!!!…

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. ~Charles Simic

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ~Ivy Baker Priest

People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped. ~Author Unknown

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’. ~Henry Moore

Someone said, “The dead writers are remote from us because we know so much more than they did.” Precisely, and they are that which we know. ~T.S. Eliot

Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive. ~Author Unknown

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute — and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity. ~Albert Einstein

If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~Carl Sagan

Feast, n. A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be? ~Author Unknown

Cheers to Wednesday fine perspectives!!!…

& a fine city view!…