We now have EmPrime in Chez Canuck and Esky is off in Melbourne before moving to Switzerland to have a crack at the next Olympics. Today I found out that there will be more turbnover, as Roxy is leaving to do a PhD in Melbourne. Also her boyfriend lives there and it would make sense for them to live in the same city. In February I will be the only original resident of Chez Canuck.
There have been a couple of high profile deaths recently that I want to call attention to.
First, Vaclav Havel. This was a tragedy. He was someone I admired, what with his sincerity, perspective, and humanity.
So here are some of my preferred quotes of his.
( Click for Vaclac Havel quotes )Also, today Kim Jong-Il died. Clearly it's been a bad year for tyrants. Mubarak, gone. Gaddafi, gone. Kim Jong-Il, gone. I know there is always the chance of instability and chaos in a power vaccum in these situations, but what's so great about stability anyway? Eventually, the tyrants must fall unless you want them to be in power indefinitely. I don't know what will happen in North Korea now that the Dear Leader is dead, but the kind of "stability" that Kim represented with his blackmail and threats was not a good thing. Good riddance to him. Good riddance to them all.
I have an interview tomorrow arranged through an agency that had frustrated me, but who have lifted their game. Other larger agencies have lost my trust, but this one seems pretty responsive, and the problems I've had with previous interviews they had arranged are not really their problems, but problems with the public service.