Monthly Archives: February 2019

Lighting Sequence

It is a simple thing, yet it shows a major difference between Canada and Germany. The traffic lights here are different. I haven’t asked why, because I think I figured it out on my own. See if this makes sense to you. In Canada the traffic light sequence is green (go), yellow (caution) and red. […]

Me and The Arrow

  Sixty years ago today an event took place that changed Canadian society, the effects of which are still felt, something which would have a major impact my life, though I didn’t know it at the time. In a move that was either absolutely insane or fiscally prudent, the Conservative government of John Diefenbaker canceled […]

That Church Again – II

More photos of the interior of St. Stephen’s church in Breisach, about a 40 minute drive from our hone in Sulzburg. Tomorrow we will be remembering one of the pivotal days in Canadian history. Just thought you should be told in advance.

That Church Again – I

Today and tomorrow I’m going to let the pictures do the talking. These were taken, as were the photos in yesterday’s post, at St. Stephen’s church in Breisach. With churches I find there are similarities, yet each one is different. It is the attention to detail, the carving and craftwork, the art that sets each […]

That Church in Breisach

It is Sunday. If you don’t go to church today, at least you can look at a few pictures of one. Even if I can’t decide to spell it in English (St. Stephen’s) or German (St. Stephan’s) No matter the name, this is an old church, first constructed in the 12th century. It has withstood […]

What Is Good About Travel?

When you read this I am probably traveling. Which is a lot less thrilling than it sounds. Pretty much my entire day today involves getting from Point A to Point B. I used to love to travel. There was the thrill of discovering new places, new people, new foods. I even used to like air […]

Past Times Present

It has been a year, and I am missing my friend Bruce La Rochelle. He died one year ago today of smoking related cancer. We never did say goodbye. Bruce was the one who encouraged me to start this blog. I had been a somewhat regular contributor to his. He chose not to tell me […]