No formal musical training, he instinctively felt his way into the music, educating himself through avid listening and reading, but most importantly by interacting and forging friendships with musicians, said Houle. Looking to help out, no matter if you were a young, upcoming musician or a veteran of the scene, he would go out of his way to make things happen. Such was his convictions that, in his 30 some years as artistic director, he helped put Vancouver on the international creative music map as a centre of activity on par with Paris, Chicago and New York.
Fourthly, we show the potential of managing flood and storm risk through the geomorphic system, both nearterm (next 50years) and longerterm. We recommend that key methods of managing flooding and erosion will be more effective if risk assessments include palaeodata, if geomorphological science is used to underpin naturebased management approaches, and if landuse management addresses changes in geomorphic process regimes that extreme events can trigger. We argue that adopting geomorphologicallygrounded adaptation strategies will enable society to develop more resilient, less vulnerable sociogeomorphological systems fit for an age of climate extremes..
Sometimes it’s good to remember the things we’re capable of if we just exert the will necessary to revel in our deficiencies and inconsistencies, rather than drown in them. And that’s where a good Marx Brothers movie comes in handy. (A bad Marx Brothers movie, on the other hand, comes in handy only as a distraction from bombing raids or as a way to torture people you don’t like.).
More than 25 years after I met and fell in love with my skateboarder boyfriend now husband, skateboarding is still a crime. When he takes our sons Zach, 16, and Skyler, 13, skateboarding in our home town of Evanston, just north of Chicago, they still are met with the possibility of tickets and fines up to $500 for skateboarding in the wrong place. Those wrong places include any municipal garage, parking lot, street, certain sidewalks, and on any planters, curbs, benches, ramps or rails.
Norman Paulk is a CPAP user who, with his wife, Vicki, knew there had to be a solution. Like most entrepreneurs, they used problem solving aptitudes and determination to come up with a soft, washable CPAP cover made in Spokane that has their customers sleeping in comfort again. Was clear to us what the problem was, and what the solution was.
“Travelling alone allows me to be myself and lets me do my own thing. It permits me to decide how I want to plan (or not plan!) my schedule without being tied down with others,” explains Amrita Das, who undertook her first solo trip to Spiti, Himachal Pradesh in 2014. She quit her full time job and now blogs as ‘Travelling Ides Of March..