I attended the 2019 journal launch of Knowledge Makers, an Indigenous student research network at TRU. KM embodies the power of human scale, intimacy, care. Each student gave a speech, and presented their first copy to a family member or supporter. Many spoke of a new sense of self-worth and connection because of their journey.
Previous years here: https://knowledgemakers.trubox.ca
My friend has been learning more about Lyons. Dug into archives for proposals and plans for parks. Interviews with people who worked with him. Found 20 hours of taped interviews with Lyons and is getting them digitized.
For all his accomplishments, it wasn’t easy. He had to fight with resource companies and others in the government. He was thought of as a troublemaker.
My friend in a fine writer, and is thinking of turning this into a book. I hope she does.
I've been down lately. I should keep perspective. Tonight I was invited to friends' home, fed an exquisite meal, and then spent the night jamming on weird riffs and goofy pop hits. I mostly played drums on an electro drum kit that travels well. This wasn't our best song tonight but we surprised ourselves and grinning as we faked our way through: http://abject.ca/you-may-be-right/
Fun friends that feed me amazing food, drink beer with me, and play hot jams. https://mastodon.social/media/21082
Reading: Kliph Nesteroff's The Comedians.
According to legend, the "Bloody Mary" was invented by comic George Jessel as a hangover cure, named after the girlfriend of another comic Ted Healy.
When Healy learned this reading a Walter Winchell column, he fired close-range gunshots at Jessel.
Ted Healy is remembered best for his then-sidekicks, who he insulted, poked, slapped, kicked. The three of them were his stooges. Eventually, they got wise and went solo. https://mastodon.social/media/17080
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