Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

Let It Snow!

I stepped out of my office Monday into a snowy scene. Quite unusual for Ottawa in August. Mind you, the snow was supposed to be in New York City (I think), and the newspaper headlines at the kiosk indicated I’d missed a few months and it was December already. Christmas in July is sometimes a […]

Almost Unplugged

I took my computer with me on vacation. But I never turned it on. Never even took it out of the bag. At first it wasn’t deliberate. I figured as soon as we had less than perfect beach weather I would get caught up on personal email and check both work emails. But the first cloudy […]

Is This The Beginning?

Heading off on vacation, and I’ve been waffling about what to do here. Normally when I travel I repost some of my favorites, but I’ve been feeling to lazy to do even that. So today some humor-related cartoons. If you aren’t traveling today they are probvably pretty funny. If you arfe, especially if you are […]

The Packing List

When you are getting ready to go on a vacation, what do you pack first? No, that’s not right. Depending on your personality or vacation destination you may have thought sunscreen, camera, maps, bathing suit or tour guide. Money and credit cards may also come in handy. Your phone charger – especially as phones have […]

The Joys of Flying

I was looking at flights for a business trip this fall, and dreading the process. None of the options allowed me to avoid Toronto’s Pearson Airport, which in recent months has been the worst in the world (Yay Canada, we’re number one!) when this list came to mind. You can tell it is an old […]

Changing Science

I don’t remember where I found this one. Twitter probably. I thought it was funny. I’m actually rather sympathetic towards the World Heath Organization and the COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, mistakes were made, but I doubt they were deliberate. You could make a strong case that they did the best they could under the circumstances – […]

A Great Deal?

A few weeks back I told you about the German oil crisis and the shortage of cooking oil. Several restaurants i visited in May had dropped items like French Fries from their menu becasue cooking oil had gotten too pricy – if they could get any. Now a news report tells us of a German […]

Times Change

I must admit I don’t remember anything in a car owners manual about adjusting valves. Changing oil, perhaps. I will also admit I didn’t check my car’s manual – but I find it hard to believe there is a warning against drinking the battery contents. Then again, I can easily see myself being wrong on […]

Earlier And Earlier

Last August I shared my surprise that Halloween decorations and supplies were already in local stores. It is only July, but apparently Halloween is coming earlier this year. At least the preparations. On Wednesday I saw this storefront across the street. A new store featuring all things Halloween is about to open. If you can’t […]

A Truly Extraordinary Woman

I fell in love with Clara Kip when on first meeting. She was perfect, almost. I didn’t tell my wife. There were, of course, a couple of problems. First, at 79 she really was too old for me. And she was dying.  We probably could have overcome those obstacles. What we couldn’t get past was […]