We were out for a walk in the nearby vineyards and came across this fallen tree – with a large carving as part of it. It appeared to have been brought there and was beside a pile of what looked like firewood. I’m sure there’s a story there, but there was no-one around to ask. […]

There are times when you wonder about the veracity of various claims made about products or the prices they sell for. Wal Mart used to claim they never had sales. Strange though that the weekly “price rollbacks” weren’t permanent. I remember buying a “limited edition” record album back in the 1980s, a picture disc as […]

One of the most influential people of the 20th century, a man whose impact will continue to be felt for decades, died Wednesday. Billy Graham was 99. He was the best-known Christian evangelist of his time, a man who spoke before millions of people during his career and was an advisor to presidents and kings. […]

I don’t normally indulge in bathroom humour, but a couple of recent visits to public facilities left me with questions. Specifically about urinals, so if you would rather not read about such things, now is the time to stop. In North America I am used to plain white urinals. Nothing fancy. They used to always […]

We’ve passed the half-way mark (I think) in the 2018 Olympic Games. It all seems a little unreal to me. As a usually proud Canadian I want our athletes to do well. However, it has been difficult for me to cheer for them in real time. The CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, has the Olympic broadcast […]

Sulzburg celebrated Fastnacht yesterday. Once I’ve had some time to process it mentally I will give some thoughts, hopefully reasoned ones. Today it will just be a few pictures from the parade. They were expecting on excess of 5,000 people to line the main street to watch. Not bad for a town of 2,000. Admission […]

Some humour to start your day. My apologies if you have seen this before – it’s an old joke but I still like it. A guy is driving around and he sees a sign in front of a house: “Talking Dog For Sale.” He rings the bell, and the owner tells him the dog is […]