Monthly Archives: October 2021

Signs of the Times

Been a long week, but I didn’t want to go too many days without postuing something. I figured if I laughed at these you might also.

The Pool

I succumbed to the temptation. I signed up for an NHL hockey pool. It was free, and you can win big prizes. As a Canadian I know a thing or two about hockey, it is in our national DNA after all. I figured the top prize was mine. You know how these things work. You […]

At the last minute…

…I received a lunch invitation today. Not being a social media butterfly, I forgot to take a picture of my meal. However, as I ate my fish and chips in the cafeteria of the Wellington Building, I was reminded of this post from five years ago. They don’t make them like they used to. Probably […]

Is It Jealousy?

There has been a fuss this week over the Pandora Papers, as there was over the Panama Papers a few years back. Now we know where the rich and famous are doing their banking. I’m not sure I understand why this is news. That people of means use banking havens to avoid paying taxes is […]

Is It Just Me?

Some days I just want to sit and read. Not emails. Not Facebook or other social media. Not a newspaper. A book. A real book with pages, not a tablet. Anyone else feel that way today?

After A Long Day…

It has been a long Tuesday. Well, no longer than nay other day, but it seemed like a good thing to say. Just a few smiles to hopefully brighten your day.

Where Is The Uproar?

I gave it a week to simmer, to allow my outrage to die down. It hasn’t. What concerns me though is that no-one I have spoken with recently has mentioned to me that we have been part of a military experiment. Do Canadians not care? I have been asked dozens of times since returning to […]

Standing Strong

Time for a flashback, from the days when travel was fun, this time a post from October 2014. It dominates the town of Bayeux still, as it has for almost 1,000 years. It has survived wars and conflicts and remains a testament to the Christian faith of the Norman people who started building it long before […]

The Timber Raft

Somehow I had misssedthis one. Maybe because it was painted in 2004, five years after we moved from Pembroke to Ottawa. About 30 years ago the city of Pembroke began commissioning murals for the downtown area. The theory was they might draw tourists.  I think they did for the first few years, though I don’t […]

Not Your Average Movie

How do you squeeze 60 years of musical history into a documentary that lasts less than two hours? You can’t, but those behind The Jesus Music, which hits theatres today, have made a valiant attempt. It is difficult for me to objectively assess this film. The subject matter is something I know a little about […]