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Not Thriving, but Surviving Challenging Times

Just a reminder that this blog has moved to; http://www.cammather.com There is a new post up today at http://www.cammather.com/current-events/not-thriving-but-surviving-challenging-times If you want to continue to receive notifications of new posts, please be sure to subscribe at http://www.cammather.com. This is the 3rd and final notification that you will receive about this move.

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New Post and a Reminder to Move Your Subscription!

Just a reminder that this blog has moved. Today’s new post is located at; http://www.cammather.com/current-events/y2k-meet-climate-change While you are there, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future posts! See yesterday’s post for an explanation.

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The Evolution of This Blog

By Michelle Mather Over 6 years ago (on November 14, 2006 to be exact) we began writing a blog and posting it on our aztext.com website. We had been told that one way to increase traffic to our website and improve our chances of being found by search engines was to post regularly, which also …

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Mad Max Mountain Man

By Cam Mather Did you like that “alliteration?” Four “M’s” in a row! I wrote about seeing the movie “Chasing Ice” recently. I said that it is a powerful movie and it is. In fact it is changing my behavior. We didn’t get any snow here until December 21st. For the first 3 weeks of …

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Winter Solstice at Sunflower Farm

By Cam Mather Remember when you were a kid and your friends would come over to your place after Christmas and you’d show them all the neat new stuff you got, like the BB Gun or the Lego set? (Note that there was no mention of socks or sweaters in this memory.) Well, consider this …

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To Blog or Not to Blog

By Cam Mather Many months ago someone asked me where he could buy precious metals in Ottawa. I didn’t know off the top of my head, so I surfed around looking for a coin store. Afterwards, no matter where I surfed on the internet, ads for stores in Ottawa who want to buy my gold …

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Wind Turbines and Bird Kills

By Cam Mather Recently I was asked to speak to the Quinte Field Naturalists about personal steps towards sustainability. I knew this group had a great many “birders” in it, so I was a bit apprehensive. Birders in my area have been very outspoken against big wind. So let me state three things here first. …

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And Then I Called the CEO At Home

By Cam Mather A while ago I talked about my greatest bit of activism when my daughters were younger (that post is available here.)  It involved a local water skiing night at our cottage that had been a fun event when I was young that both men and women from the Canadian Water Skiing Team …

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Chasing Ice vs. Hurricane Sandy

By Cam Mather You need to see the documentary called “Chasing Ice.” No really. You NEED to see it! This could be a life changing investment of your time. http://www.chasingice.com The movie follows the Extreme Ice Survey team as they catalog disappearing glaciers, and it’s terrifying and beautiful all at the same time. If you …

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Christmas “Creep”

By Cam Mather Back when I lived in suburbia I drank coffee from a chain of Canadian donut stores called “Tim Horton’s,” named after the hockey player who started them. They’re in the U.S. now but they’re called “Tim Horton’s Café and Bake Shop.” Well “La de da!” Even all those years ago (15 or …

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