There is the kiss of welcome and of parting, the long, lingering, loving, present one; the stolen, or the mutual one; the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfillment.

~ Thomas C. Haliburton

~ Artist Adam Martinakis
~ George RedHawk animation

2017 IIHF World Championships Canada Roster


#11 Travis Konecny (Philadelphia Flyers/London, Ontario)

#17 Wayne Simmonds (Philadelphia Flyers/Scarborough, Ontario)

#53 Jeff Skinner (Carolina Hurricanes/Toronto, Ontario)


#9 Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche/Haliburton, Ontario)

#14 Sean Couturier (Philadelphia Flyers/Bathurst, New Brunswick)

#21 Brayden Point (Tampa Bay Lightning/Calgary, Alberta)

#28 Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers/Hearst, Ontario)

#29 Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche/Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia)

#53 Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets/Kitchener, Ontario)

#71 Alex Killorn (Tampa Bay Lightning/Beaconsfield, Quebec)

#90 Ryan O’Reilly (Buffalo Sabres/Varna, Ontario)


#4 Tyson Barrie (Colorado Avalanche/Langford, British Columbia)

#5 Jason Demers (Florida Panthers/Dorval, Quebec)

#7 Josh Morrissey (Winnipeg Jets/Calgary, Alberta)

#19 Mike Matheson (Florida Panthers/Point-Claire, Quebec)

#44 Calvin De Haan (New York Islanders/Carp, Ontario)


#1 Eric Comrie (Manitoba Moose/Edmonton, Alberta)

#31 Calvin Pickard (Colorado Avalanche/Winnipeg, Manitoba)


- boukoku no akito finally ends. i was expecting that they’ll include up until suzaku pwns EU (he’s the white shinigami after all), but eh, at least this ended in a happier note
- surprising hyuga/jean moment, i didn’t expect hyuga to be dere in the end orz
- yukiya lives and ashley is part of the gang, all is well
- i didn’t expect akito/leila to be canon w/a happy ending, (it doesn’t help that i’m just meh and neutral about them) but at least. it wasn’t a downer ending to their love story.

but who cares about all those.

holy shit suzalulu lives on!!!!

- well yeah, suzaku tried to kill/choke lelouch earlier on, but this makes up for it orz
- “let’s return together, to nunnaly” mY HEART suzaku stop being dere
- suzaku letting lelouch sleep on his shoulder i cannot take this asdfdflhjd
- and this very cute and sweet scene happened after the title card of “to beloved ones”, right after the canon kiss of akito/leila. was that a hint, sunrise? ahahaha

- bonus: i was wondering how they’d escape the prison. surprise, a wild rolo appears!


Fluororichterite, Phlogopite, Calcite

Essonville roadcut, Monmouth Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada

This locality is essentially finished. All the material I acquired is small, from thumbnail to the smallest micromount. You can’t even really get in there with a diamond saw because it’s been chiseled down to a flat knob. You might have some success with blasting, but I bet that’s illegal and the eco-farm tour guy who owns the lot on the back side of of the cut would probably get mad at you (he’s all but religious about it). There’s a bit of this micro stuff left, but not much.

These specimens still need a good cleaning, I’m looking into getting an ultrasonic cleaner to shake the dirt loose without mechanical brushing which might break the more delicate crystals. I also need to order thumbnail and micromount boxes to mount them in so I can begin selling them. Alternatively I might just sit on these for 20 years once the roadcut has been blasted back to the property line or something and really charge a pretty penny.