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Most popular posts 2015

The most popular posts on my blog for the year 2015 are, with one exception, posts that I wrote in previous years. I don’t know what that says about my blogging this year – perhaps I am getting worse or

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Why I blog

This is post #300 on my blog, so I thought I would “celebrate” by writing something about blogging, and why I value this experience so much. History and motivation I started blogging in 2009, rather late in the phenomenon, despite having a

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Site Theme update

Over the weekend I changed the theme of the blog. For those interested, the previous theme was Skeleton from Simple Themes. It’s a free, open source, responsive HTML5 theme based on the skeleton framework. The new theme is called Responsive from ThemeID.

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A forum experiment

I installed a forum here on the blog as an experiment. You can access it via the menu at the top of the page, or at the following URL: forum.oplopanax.ca My idea is to foster more discussion from SAR members

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ch’átyay katlaoz

Some relatives were in town and we visited the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre where I found my favourite plant. Very nice icon, kind of captures the prickly nature of the plant quite well. I’ve also seen the name spelled Ch atiyay but

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On the end of the year and old and new things

Another year end approaches, and the disease of looking back over what you’ve done tempts me. But first a picture from today’s events, where the old and the new went out in the snow for a day together. This year:

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A Call for Participation

I’ve been getting feedback. Yes, from time to time someone will approach me and let me know that they like some of the posts I wrote. This feels good; sometimes I think nobody’s reading. However, blog writing is mostly a

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Movember

A few years ago by partner’s dad died of complications from Prostate Cancer. It’s a terrible disease. Those that know me also know that I’m usually transitioning from bearded to bare and back. This month, it’s for a cause. If

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Move to WordPress

The blogging wars are over, and WordPress won, deal with it. At least that’s what I tell myself. There’s lots of choices in the blogging world, but for a basic blog like what I write, WordPress is where it’s ad.

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Housekeeping: social media

On a non-SAR, non blog note, I’ve been using Facebook and Twitter a bit, mostly for the same thing. Every once in a while I come across an article on another site that’s related to what I write about, or

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