Monthly Archives: July 2019

Free Trip To Egypt

  It sounded like a scam, which explains why there were so few takers. Maybe as soon as you  arrived in Cairo you would be kidnapped, held for ransom or beheaded. Free Trip To Egypt  wasn’t a scam, but an idea from filmmaker Tarek Mounib ( a fellow Carleton University grad). Take a group of […]

Tuesday’s Tale

You know how easy it is for stuff to pile up. Your intentions are good, but you get behind on some tasks and never get caught up. I have that problem with email.  If it is essential I read it immediately. Other stuff can wait. And wait. I promise myself I am going to deal with […]

Mr. Walker Had A Car

This post was first published four years ago. It came to mind last night for some reason. I’ve updated a couple of points. I was running errands with my mother. That means I drive her wherever she needs to go, wait until she is finished, then drive her to the next place she wants to […]

Career Advice

One of my summer projects is doing some housecleaning and sorting of the junque I have picked up over the years. I came across this piece Saturday as I was going through a box of paper. I have no idea how old it is, but the fact it was on paper and not on my […]

More Tower Views

A photo essay for this Saturday, more pictures taken from the observation tower outside the German town of Schluchsee.

View From The Tower

My wife is the first to admit she has a talent she would rather not possess. I too find it annoying at times. If we are climbing a hill (and some days it seems that is all we do), whichever path she chooses will invariably turn out to be the steepest. Such was the case […]

Sticker Shock

  Back in Canada after a ten month absence and feeling a little disoriented. The jet lag isn’t as bad coming from Europe as going there, so it isn’t to blame. There are new buildings, including a huge Amazon warehouse on the outskirts of town that wasn’t there last year. The new light-rail project is […]

The H Word

It finally happened. A German used the H word in my presence. I haven’t been all that surprised that Adolf Hitler doesn’t come up in conversation here. You could say it is because Germany and Germans prefer not to remember the Nazi era. It has been almost 75 years, that generation is dead, most of […]

Monday Rolls Around Again

So much to do, so little time. Thought we’d start the work week with some humor instead of one of my hopefully insightful examinations of society.

Sunday Already

I’m taking the day off today. We’ll returned to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. I think.