Books I'm working on reading: 100 Days of Cree by Neal McLeod with Arok Wolvengrey, for indigenous language studies. The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D for psychological self-awareness and ability to get along with others.
Elizabeth May on an "Age of Consequences":
The Pelling Lab is based out of the University of Ottawa, and they may be able to save you some grief in terms of downsizing when it comes to stuff that uses electricity if you live in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Details here:
It's a petty annoyance, for which I apologize for venting about here. But it's there. I'll be going out to de-ice the driveway in a few minutes after I finish with the map infographics tutorial video series I'm watching on YouTube at the moment...
It's part of the fontlabvideos channel on YouTube. I use Typetool 3 - a matter of budget-control vs. the instructor's usage of FontLab Studio 5. He can afford the high-end stuff. I couldn't when I made the decision of which program to buy for the Mac, and from what I'm learning, Typetool may be a little overpowered for my skill level anyway.
My feet were annoyed with me for a few hours thereafter, but it was worth it to get a walkers' eye view of those parts of town.
All of this is going to be put to work on the "Street Names" project for Spacing Ottawa at some point, of course, and if I can cross that other item off my bucket list, there will be a proper book about street names across the city of Ottawa as well. Might be in tandem with a modern-style historical atlas, might not. The omens and cards are unclear on this point. We do need one, and I'm not sure that Derek Hayes' approach might be the best for the purpose. There's one or two others that come to mind and they strike me as better-suited. Preferably purpose-designed maps.
Follow-up question of some interest: what are the stats for Canada at the moment on this point?
I'm going to be taking pictures of street-name signs along Hemlock Road later this afternoon. Specifically, side-streets branching northward from Hemlock Road.
In other words: me and my camera will be roving from east to west along the border between Beechwood Cemetery and Rockcliffe Park.
Weather permitting, of course.
If the weather does not permit, I'll probably postpone the expedition a week or two.