Regular readers may recall that I spent a good chunk of my spring working on a commission to create six panels for Brenda Whiteway’s Confederation Country Cabinet. I was happy to receive this photo from Brenda yesterday showing the piece installed in its permanent home in the Coles Building. It’s an amazing collaboration, and Brenda can be proud of her Herculean task of marshalling the collected creative resources that went into it. Next time you’re appearing before a standing committee – or popping into the Provincial Archives – be sure to take a look!
Oliver headed off to grade 8 at Birchwood this morning; Ethan’s not ready to stay in school with him during the day, but he walks to school with us every morning. Off they go! (My archive isn’t complete, but recent years are there; and the first one).
Grade Eight, 2014
Grade Seven, 2013
Grade Six, 2012
Grade Five, 2011
Grade One, 2007
We stopped for coffee at Second Cup in Saint John yesterday. They were promoting their new flat white heavily in the shop, both on the menu, on posters and with a glossy brochure. The brochure goes into some detail to explain what a flat white is, and includes this introductory infographic:
Then, down below, it compares other more-well-known coffees using the same colour scheme:
It’s a good idea, but one that, alas, falls flat because of the decision to use awkward lines to label the flat white’s components, presumably because someone decided that “double shot of espresso forte” had to appear first on the list.
These lines make it much more difficult to parse the infographic and to deduce, at a glance, which colours map to which components. Which, in turn, makes it more difficult to compare the components in the flat white to those in the other coffees.
What could have been an excellent, helpful graphic ends up as something that hurts my head every time I look at it.