Monday, June 21, 2010

Oil in the Gulf - 2 months later

The Big Picture has some amazing photos of the disaster in the Gulf. After two months, it seems worse than ever. Here's the link:

Tonight, on the longest day of the year, I sat and watched Venus in the Western sky, shining impossibly bright after sunset. It will do that long after we're gone. And the sun will rise and set. And perhaps, down the road, we'll forget about this disaster. But at the moment, it's hard to believe we ever will.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

IABC 2010 in Toronto

I've arrived at the IABC 2010 International Convention in Toronto. Things actually got underway for many earlier today, but I was up north over the weekend with my brother's family, so I didn't arrive until later this afternoon.

For me, the conference is off to a great start. The opening session featured The Drum Cafe, an enthusiastic group that uses drumming to get everybody into the corporate sharing mood. It's a lot more fun than it sounds and if you've got a corporate gig coming up and you need a way to motivate your team and get them all marching to the same drumbeat, these guys are a natural.

The opening session this evening was at the Royal Ontario Museum. What a gorgeous museum. I haven't seen it since the renovations. We were able to see the Chinese exhibit, but most of the galleries were off limits. I think I'm going to make some time this week to go back and spend a few hours wandering around. Who knows when I'll get another chance.

What was wonderful about the reception was meeting all my old work buddies and good friends from IABC Toronto. I haven't seem most of them since I left - which is now four years ago. It's hard to believe that I haven't been back since, but that's they way life flies by, I guess. We all still look great of course.

The conference is going to be a lot of fun for me this week. I'm looking forward to it.