Monthly Archives: August 2018

Poor Conditions

First walk in Ottawa’s urban forest this year. I guess no-one from the National Capital Commission changes notices as the seasons change. The tobogganing hill is closed occasionally in the winter after  freezing rain – it gets too slick to be safe. I presume that is the “poor conditions” referred to on the sign. It […]

Searching For Dracula Again

It is Tuesday, and I decided that today we’d go for an encore, a post originally published on September 25, 2014. At this point I have no idea what is coming up when Wednesday rolls around. Dracula is everywhere in Romania, perhaps the country’s biggest tourist draw. But a flawed one that many Romanians are […]

After The Rain

The evening sky looked very beautiful, so I snapped a couple of pictures to share.


This post has vanished twice as I wrote it, so you are getting the short version. There was a storm, some pieces of driftwood washed ashore, someone (not me) created a sculpture. I won’t go into details – they have already vanished into cyberspace.

Saturday Memories

For those of us who grew up in the fifties and sixties (and maybe even into the seventies) this should bring back fond memories. For all I know there are still cartoons on Saturday morning television – but I never think to watch them. And they probably aren’t the ones from my childhood, so I […]

SCC Solo

He’s hitting the road for his fall tour in September, but I got to see a preview earlier this month. The SCC Solo tour is definitely worth checking out. It is confession time. Steven Curtis Chapman (SCC) has been a dominant force in Christian music for three decades, selling more than 11 million albums, but […]

Fireworks Night

Today is Thursday, which for me on this vacation means fireworks. Every Thursday during the summer there is a fireworks display by the pier in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. With the sound of waves in the background (and noise also from the beach-side amusement park), there is something special about sitting on the sand on […]