Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

Cookie Time

I’m being lazy with today’s post – it isn’t the usual well reasoned (or sometimes not so well reasoned) commentary on whatever strikes my fancy for the day. Instead a couple of  photographs. However, since the proverb says a picture is worth a thousand words, then this post is actually longer than usual. My oatmeal […]

What Happened? – II

Yesterday I reviewed Hillary Clinton’s What Happened. I realized as I was writing that I had more to say than I wanted to fit into one day, so today we pick up more or less where we left off on Thursday. Clinton, who spends most of the book rehashing the 2016 US presidential election campaign […]

What Happened?

I let the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration slip by without comment. It seemed better that way. However, I’ve been reading Hillary Clinton’s account of the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, What Happened, and it seems like a good time to weigh in with a few thoughts on the book.  In 2008 I read […]

Love and Denial

It seems a little strange that, due to the way the calendar works this year, today is not only Valentine’s Day, devoted to celebrating love, but Ash Wednesday, the day of fasting that opens the season of Lent. How are you supposed to celebrate the two together? Valentine’s Day is a big deal in North […]

Dead Penguins

I never knew this! Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica? Where do they all go? Wonder no more! It turns out that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird and lives an extremely ordered and complex life. Penguins are extremely committed to their family and will […]

Monday Morning Issues

Definitely a first-world problem – but there is a Nobel prize in physics waiting for whomever manages to solve it. And it give me a chance to share this video. If you aren’t familiar with Steve Taylor’s work, you have been missing out on something special.

York, 306 A.D.

Thought I would give you a throwback post today. This one was first published in September 2014,   York was not on the original summer itinerary. The plan was to go to England’s Lakes District and do some hiking. But by the time we decided that as our final destination the price of accommodations was […]