Monthly Archives: March 2022

A Few Dents

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I had a post for today. I know I did. But I can’t, for the life of me, remember what it was I wanted to share. I just know it was tied to this date, March 31. Since I can’t remember, I’m re-running this piece from March 31, […]

Voting Day

Voting in Canada next federal election will take place over three days. That’s a great idea, but it doesn’t go far enough.  The changing of the voting day from one to three days is part of the deal the governing Liberals have struck with the NDP. In exchange for pharmacy, dental care and other programs, […]

Old Songs, New Feel

I was raised in a non-liturgical church tradition. That didn’t mean we didn’t have a worship liturgy, just that we didn’t call it that.  Part of that upbringing was a disdain for written prayers, except, of course, The Lord’s Prayer. The theory was that God wanted to hear what was on our hearts, spontaneous thoughts, […]

The Blacksmith

One last look back at the 2018 Weckensonntag in Sulzburg. There’s a certain fascination that comes with watching someone perform a lost art.  Though I guess it isn’t really lost if people are still doing it. It must be 50 years since I last watched a blacksmith plying his trade, so it was nice to […]


Continuing from where we left off yesterday, some thoughts on this unique Sulzburg tradition, in this post from 2018. For my neighbour it is a nostalgic time. When she was a child, Weckensonntag was the day the children received their new spring outfits (in Canada for many families it is Easter for that). So I […]

Something Special

According to the calendar, Sunday is Weckensonntag. However the festival is canceled this year, I presume due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Still, we can celebrate nonetheless, with these thoughts and pictures from 2018. Our neighbour was insistent we had to take part in Weckensonntag, which is held the third Sunday before Easter. She told us […]

Listening To Legend

My friend Rob texted me to suggest I take a listen to his new music video, and share it with my friends if I liked it. So here it is. Rob is one of those 21st century type of friends – we’ve communciated a lot over the years but have never met. I first became […]

Breathing Freely

Everyone was wearing a mask when I went to the grocery store on Tuesday. Even though they didn’t have to. Ontario lifted many of its pandemic restrictions Monday, including mask wearing in most public settings. I expected to see a lot of naked faces when I shopped. I didn’t. Some grocery store staff were unmasked, […]

Different Time, Different Place

I keep telling myself that stretching my mind is good for me. Which explains why I read Until Leaves Fall in Paris when it was offered to me for review. I’m not the target audience for romance novels. I think it has something to do with my gender. It isn’t that I am not a […]

I’m Not A Doctor…

Back in the 1980s there was a television ad, for cough syrup, I think, featuring an actor who said “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on television.” It was as if TV conveyed authority and expertise.  We know it doesn’t. If it did, reality television star Donald Trump would have done a much […]