Monthly Archives: May 2022

Follow The Rules

Another one from 2015 that really needs no explanation. The sign seems pretty self-explanatory, doesn’t it? I mean, what part of “reserved” is unclear? The sign marks my parking spot. Our complex has assigned parking, with an exclusive spot for each homeowner. Every couple of months though I come home and find someone parking in […]

Testing, Testing

I’m on the road this month (and into June), gathering material for a series of travel posts that will be appearing here shortly. Until then I am rerunning some of my favorite posts from past years, such as this one from 2015. During my childhood I was not exposed to the delightful children’s books penned […]

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

I worked in radio for decades, finally (I think) retiring in 2019. These thoughts are from 2015. I am a crusher of dreams and ambitions. Or at least I try to be. Unfortunately I am not always successful. I’m the guy people come to when they are trying to get established, the guy who tells […]

The Dance

Another one from 2016. Refections on a trip to Turkey taken in 2011. I had mixed feelings about attending – but I am glad I did. Whirling dervishes are part of an obscure branch of Islam, an ecstatic dance performed only in a few places. I won’t go into details, you can look it up. I […]

The Tomb

As I have mentioned, I’m traveing this month, a combination of business and pleasure. The pleasure part will produce a post or two (as I write this I have 15 partially finished, some travel-related, others not) but those will wait for my return to Canada. In the meantime, some of my favorites from the past, […]

Are These Thoughts Dated?

In June 2016, right after the UK voted to leave the EU, I shared some thoughts about what the Brexit vote would mean for US politics and the upcoming presidential election. Seemed obvious to me, but apparently it wasn’t to the Democrats. Re-reading, I see some Canadian parallels as well. One paragraph in particular struck […]

In Search of Dracula

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 […]

Some Thoughts On War

The destruction in Ukraine contnues to be at the forefront of many people’s minds. Somehow it seems less rmote than the war in Syria did a decade ago. Perhaps that is becasue there are so many Canadians of Ukrainian background who have been asking for and offering help to their ancestral homeland. Today’s thoughts were […]

Are Names Important?

We continue our series of old posts while I am traveling with some thoughts on children’s names first posted in 2015. William Shakespeare has many memorable, oft quoted lines, including the one about the rose. You know the one, from Romeo and Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The implication is […]

Simple Logic

Our re-runs continue, but I thought we should take a break from travel for a couple of days. I wrote this one in 2015. I’m not sure if my mother ever read it – she didn’t make it online until 2017, when she was 88. She read the daily posts here, but she never mentioned […]