Monthly Archives: May 2022

Musical Mecca

Welcome to re-run time. Some of my favorite posts, mostly older and travel related, while I myself am on the road. While I am away I am busily writing new material which will start appearing here when I get home next month.  I’m already looking forward to sharing the new material with you and hope […]

Highly Overrated

Welcome to re-run time. Some of my favorite posts, mostly older and travel related, while I myself am on the road. While I am away I am busily writing new material which will start appearing here when I get home next month. I’m already looking forward to sharing the new material with you (six posts […]

A Sea of Tulips

I just realized the Tulip Festuival is happening in Ottawa and I’m missing it. That’s one of the drawbacks of traveling – you miss some things back home. Here are some photos from the last time I was in town for the Tulip Festival, 2017. A photo essay today, just to give you a sampling […]

Before The Vision

Welcome to re-run time. Some of my favorite posts, mostly older and travel related, while I myself am on the road. While I am away I am busily writing new material which will start appearing here when I get home next month. I’m already looking forward to sharing the new material with you (six posts […]

Second Thursday In May

Each year there is a pro-life rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to bring attention to Canda’s lack of abortion laws. I think that this year the rally will take place in person once more, after two years of pandemic restrictions. I won’t be in town, so I can’t check it out. Instead, these thoughts […]

On The Road Again

It’s travel time. A combination of business and (I hope) pleasure. Which means some reruns are in order. For the next four weeks, more or less, I’ll be repeating some of my favorite posts from the past eight years. Mostly travel posts I think. I don’t promise not to break in with some breaking news […]

Voting Early

I gave serious thought to voting for myself? After all, when would I get another chance? I realized late last week that I was going to miss the Ontario provincial election. Not just election day, but almost the entire campaign period, including the advance polls.  It was alkso too late for me to request a […]

Price Gouging?

The price of gas at stations in Ottawa reached a new high over the weekend, 1.99.9 cents a litre. No-one is (so far) willing to cross over that two dollar mark. Experts though suggest it is coming in acouple of weeks. A year ago the price was $1.26 a litre. Two years ago it was […]

Mother’s Day Reflections

Today is Mother’s Day in Canada and the USA. Probably elsewhere too. It is going to feel a bit strange.  COVID-19 was raging the past two Mother’s Days. People might call Mom, but they didn’t go see her. This year, I think, a lot of people will risk an in-person visit. But not me. This […]

Pool Time

The National Hockey League playoffs have begun. Sometime in the next month or so we will see the Stanley Cup Champion crowned. Last season I was excited to be able to watch televised games in my time zone for the first time in years. This year I already know I’m unlikely to show much interest […]