Monthly Archives: December 2016

Goodbye 2016

Here we are at the end of the year. Traditionally a time for reflection, with a vow to do better as the clock strikes midnight. How was your 2016? As bad as all the online pundits are proclaiming it? Or, when you reflect honestly, pretty much like every year, a mixture of good and bad. […]

Celebrity Deaths

I once worked at the same radio station as Dan Ackroyd, before he shot to Hollywood fame. But not at the same time, so I never met him. I mention that in passing, as Ackroyd supposedly was at one time engaged to actress Carrie Fisher, who has died at age 60. I never met her […]


Ottawa is honouring Daniel Alfredsson, the retired captain of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, with a special ceremony today retiring the sweater number he wore for 17 seasons. The game is expected to be a sellout. Alfie holds a lot of team records, for goals and assists among others. He was a bona fide superstar […]

Wednesday’s Thoughts

I figured you might appreciate some humour today.

Well Preserved

My mother took me down to the parking garage of her residence to show me this car, so I snapped a couple of pictures. The owner is 97 and still driving. I am not a car guy. To me they are a box with four wheels to get safely from one place to another. But […]

One Year Later

I have from time to time posted photos taken at one of my wife’s favourite locations in Ottawa’s urban forest, Mer Bleue. We had some time Christmas Eve afternoon before we had to leave for church, and decided to once again walk the boardwalk. It was a pleasant enough winter day, but we couldn’t help […]

Merry Christmas!

It seems, then,” said Tirian, smiling himself, “that the Stable seen from within and the Stable seen from without are two different places.” “Yes,” said the Lord Digory.  “Its inside is bigger than its outside.” “Yes,” said Queen Lucy.  “In our world too, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our […]

Christmas Eve

The Queen’s birthday is a national holiday in Canada. We celebrate it on what is described as the “May 24th long weekend.” May 24 is not the birthday of the reigning queen, Elizabeth II but that of her great-great- grandmother, Victoria, who reigned for most of the 19th century. People got used to the May […]

Winter Wonderland

As I walked to the bus stop yesterday… …I had to take some pictures.

Today’s Date: December 22

It’s three days before Christmas. I was going to post something about Aleppo, but figured that would be depressing. Maybe next week, or early in the new year. Then I thought about doing something about Christmas shopping. The craziness of the malls, the rude crowds. But that would mean doing research, and why would I […]