Twilight at Spruces

Twilight at Spruces in Riding Mountain National Park

My friend Tim is camp­ing up at Wasagam­ing in Rid­ing Moun­tain. I went to vis­it him last night, and before I came home we went to Spruces to check out the twi­light. (We’d planned to check out the sun­set but we got to talk­ing, and time got away from us a lit­tle bit. So it goes.)

Some tall, leaning spruces

Some love­ly cre­pus­cu­lar light there.

We saw a wolf, too, trot­ting down the high­way, but I did­n’t get a pho­to of him.

Copyright and Theft

Read Time to Fix Canada’s Copy­right Mis­take on Medium.

It’s a tricky top­ic, and I’m by no means expert in it, though I like to think I’m a decent­ly-well-read enthu­si­ast. I’ve actu­al­ly had my stuff “appro­pri­at­ed” for edu­ca­tion­al pur­pos­es (one day I’ll have to write a longer post about it, but for now here’s the Coles Notes ver­sion, sans the angst and irri­ta­tion I felt at the time).

My day job, which sup­ports my writ­ing habit, is at a uni­ver­si­ty, and so I know the appeal of not pay­ing for things, since bud­gets are tra­di­tion­al­ly tight, even under the most small‑l lib­er­al of governments.

Cana­da does indeed need to address its copy­right issues.