Friday, July 27, 2007

Crackbook

I have been neglectful of this blog. For the last week, if not more, I have been giving a lot of my time to Facebook. I have built a profile over there and have been meeting and making new friends.

I have heard Facebook being referred to as Crackbook. Simply it is addictive. You are interacting with people you know and building up your network by finding friends and inviting them to join. And people are interesting.

One thing I have been doing is trying to meet the Darwent's of the world. As part of this big dispersed family I am keen to know as many as there is. It has been estimated there are about one thousand found in the U.K., South Africa, Asia and Caribbean/South America. Facebook offers a good opportunity to find other with the same name and ask to be invited to their friend list. Most whom I have contacted have been willing, except one person. She wanted to limit her Facebook experience to her known friends. I can respect her request.

I ahve started a group that asks other Darwents to contribute what their impressions are of the characteristics that come with being a Darwent. I have had a few interesting discussions on whether genes or nurture have the greater role in developing these characteristics.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More on Mt. Yamnuska Hike

Read my account of this hike at God's Green Earth Hikers

Bow Valley Below


Bow Valley Below
Originally uploaded by Just a Prairie Boy
On July 7, 2007, Malcolm and Ginny and myself ascended Mount Yamnuska, which is east of Canmore, AB. The weather was a nice 20 degrees. This was taken on a lower outlier of the peak. Behind and below is a sheer drop. I had achieved a goal by making this ascent that day.