Monthly Archives: April 2022

Only In Canada

Woke up yesterday to falling snow. It is the end of April. In Germany by this time of year I was wearing shorts. Here it was hat and gloves. I guess the stereotype of Canada as a cold, snowy country is true. Meanwhile, Germany yesterday looked like this, according to a friend there:

Breaking The Fast

Muslims the world over are observing Ramadan, a month of daylight fasting. Many are thankful that this year Ramadan falls in April and May instead of June and July when the days are longer. I was thinking more of travel than Ramadan yesterday, though some of my Muslim friends were on my mind. In Germany […]

The Bikers Are Coming

News reports say there is a protest planned for downtown Ottawa this weekend. Motorcycles not trucks this time. Police have told the organizers that protest vehicles are not permitted downtown at the moment. The bikers say they are coming anyway. Do you see a potential conflict here? I’m not going to comment on the cause. Indeed, […]

Gotta Have Choices

Family members like different toppings, so I made two pizzas. The truth is, I don’t like veggies on my pizza. No-one else in the family has problems with them. They would eat my all-meat version, but they prefer some variety. Both tasted delicious according to those who sampled them. What are your favorite pizza toppings? […]

The Saddest Day

I didn’t want to write this post. I’ve been putting it off for a couple of months, maybe convincing myself that if I didn’t write about it, it wasn’t real.. But the time comes when you have to face reality. In the not too distant future, I am going to need a new phone. I’m […]

Take The Day Off

Just a few smiles for this Saturday.

Shaped By The Waves

I read fiction for enjoyment. But I don’t mind if it makes me think a little.  You’ve heard me, on occasion, discuss the flaws of the romance novels, which I occasionally review here. While I am not a fan of the romance genre, I am a sucker for a good story.  Which most romances aren’t. […]

Spring In Canada

I missed Winter. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Four years spent in southern Germany, with the annual snowfall was less than a centimetre (except for one glorious day in early 2021) had me missing winter. Even when it was -20 this January I was reveling in the cold and snow. Still, when I woke […]

Random Thoughts For Wednesday

I’d blame COVID brain fog for today’s post, but I haven’t caught the virus yet. I guess that means I have no justification for what you are about to read. After two yeras of pandemic, many of us have noticed a certain amount of indecision creeping into our lives. That was my problem last night. […]

Quick Thoughts On Masks

What do you think about having to wear a face mask in public places? Do you think they are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19 or other diseases? Should your opinion matter? If you think so, why? Are you a doctor or other health care professional? An epidemiologist perhaps? I ask these questions in […]