Friday, March 16, 2012

Peace Bridge

Peace Bridge Calgary, Artist Rendition
Really, I do try to be supportive. This I have to weigh in on. The City of Calgary has proudly announced that the first people to walk the Peace Bridge are going to be stilt walkers.

Bronco was the only one that thought there was value in this project. He and then council pushed it through even though it didn't have the support of Calgarians. 

After massive negative feed back. The City came up with the brilliant idea to Name it the Peace Bridge. At the time I thought it was just a Mentally Manipulative Marketing Scam.

Despite my feelings, I still had hope for the Bridge and the City to live up to all the jargon they were forcing us to swallow.

However bad Karma has surrounded the project. We all know the well documented history.

Now the City of Calgary is going to Christian the Bridge with people whos feet are not even going to touch the ground. Bizarre. I can't be the only one that thinks there is something fundamentally wrong with this. I don't like to use the word but seems to me like bad karma is being transformed into permanently cursed.

Seriously hope for the City of Calgary to rethink the opening celebration and have the first people to cross the bridge to be The Veterans and Heroes that make Canada the best country in the World.

If it really is a Peace Bridge, then don't you think it should be used to promote and celebrate Peace?

If it's a 25 million dollar piece of Functional Art, have the stomach to stand up for what you believe in!

The back and forth on the messaging is ruining any opportunity for public support! At some point, someone, somewhere, is going to have to do right by Calgarians and the Karma gods... At least I still  hope so.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I Love Images!

Mama Snooki
I could show you a ton of them. No need. Just one. In this case the instant you hear the name, you know what your dealing with. Everything about her that makes up her current Self and Public image, Her Brand, is no longer. That means her self esteem and everything that goes with it, gone.

Gone the instant you know your pregnant. For Snooki, no more fun & games, no more funky photo's, no more drinking, no smoking, no foods with issues, no heels, no this, no that, no the other things.

The thing about unplanned motherhood, it's a gift, a new beginning, a surprise. Hormonally speaking you can find your self so captivated about all the new that faces you, you forget to say good bye to the past. Thinking it will one day return.

I often think if it wasn't for unplanned motherhood that the birthrates would be considerably different.

A planned pregnancy, is something essential for women planning on motherhood. We always talk about avoiding pregnancy, all the ways and means of avoiding it. The point being not so much as to how to avoid being pregnant but WHY to avoid motherhood if you have other hopes and dreams. We forget to educate the reality of giving birth what that means for a woman.

I wonder if Snooki was prepared to give everything up? Her past? Her present? Her future. I wonder can she still make $20,000 for a bar appearance? What happened to her spin off? Is there a producer/ broadcaster thats going to take a chance and show us the real reality of her journey? Where's the guy that's supposedly pregnant too? How has his life style and self image being impacted?

For Snooki the whole Goodbye and Hello life journey is upon her. I guess we will have to wait and see. I'm wishing for her to find peace and balance. Looking forward to seeing how she handles the transformation on such short notice. To be a woman, is to be adaptable. Up next for Snooki? Re Branding with Baby in mind.