Archive for July, 2015

July 13, 2015

How long does a bee live after it stings a human being?

I’m watching an insect move very carefully, i.e. Slowly, sluggishly. Is he a bee? There was a bee at the art demo at Opus and as a bee ally I tried to speak in favour of the bee. It’s ok. If it’s a bee not a wasp, it’s ok. Then the woman on the end says: it stung me. Alex and I decided to leave for various reasons, including I don’t want to be stung by an insect – whether bee or wasp, although wasps are more dangerous to me. Alex said it must have been a wasp as otherwise it would have died. But now I wonder how soon does it die? Maybe it wonders around slowly, sluggishly until death comes. Incapable of stinging again, or even flying.

I will ask my facebook friends: How long does it take a bee to die after s/he stings someone?

July 7, 2015

Summer Reading: Graeme Simson and David Rakoff

I’ve been sitting outside in the shade and reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson (Fast read from VPL – didn’t help that I left it in a friend’s car after going to Ruth Meta’s Floral and Hardy Shop last night to hear Susan Musgrave and Stephen Reid) and just finished Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff – started last night after losing Rosie. LDMDCP is illustrated by Seth – saw Seth’s Dominion at DOXA.

What are you reading or watching?

I’d get more energetic and do a rain dance if I thought it would help, but reading seems a lovely distraction away from the woes of our province, nation and world.

How are you keeping woes at arm’s length? or are you?


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