Monthly Archives: July 2019
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A photo essay for this Saturday, more pictures taken from the observation tower outside the German town of Schluchsee.
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 […]
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 […]