Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

Saturday Afternoon Humor

Been a busy day and a busy week. I hope these make you smile. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

Two Presidents

When Barack Obama visited Ottawa in 2009 the city went wild. People were excited to catch a glimpse of him. I remember that day well. As my colleagues went up to catch a. glimpse of Obama arriving on Parliament Hill, I stayed in the office to answer the phone. After all, he’d only been in […]

Welcome To Thursday

Renovation Time

These photos jumped out at me when I was looking for something else yesterday. I took them three years ago, early March 2020. I had volunteered to help friends who were remodeling a business space in Kandern, Germany, turning it into a coffee shop. As always with renovations, there are surprises, things that put you […]

Rock and Roll Memories

Do rock and roll bands have DNA? And if so, how is the ancestry traced? When does the connection become so remote as to make the band a completely different creature? I went to see Trooper last month. I remember buying their first album, sound unheard back in 1975, because it had been produced by […]

One Last Weckensonntag Look

From 2018… Today a photo essay, just some of the pictures I took last Sunday at Sulzburg’s annual Weckensonntag event. I’ve been considering the differences between this very local festival and the much larger Fastnacht which is observed throughout the Black Forest.   Fastnacht is bigger and more colourful, but having seen it once I have […]

More Weckensonntag

When I think about it, my experience with this unique festival was rather limited. I was captivated by it our first year in Sulzburg, 2018. I missed the 2019 festival becasue we were traveling, though at the moment I can’t remember where. Greece maybe. In 2020 and 2021 the festival was canceled due to the […]

Only in Sulzburg

I was feeling uneasy today, a sense of FOMO – fear of missing out. Then I realized what it was. I am missing out. Tomorrow is Weckensonntag, and I won’t be in Sulzburg. So for teh next couple of days we are going to revisit 2018 when I first discovered this unique local festival. Our […]

A Matter of Perception

“I can go back to my constituency and tell people, first of all, I’m white, I’m of Dutch descent…Obviously I am not working for China.”  She doesn’t get it. Which is probably part of the problem. Liberal MP Anita Vandenbeld told a House of Commons committee that she is safe from people thinking she has […]

Dealing With The Issue

The prime minister was outraged and has ordered officials to get to the bottom of this. News reports, based on leaked security documents, allege the government of the People’s Republic of China actively interfered in recent Canadian elections, with the aim of defeating Conservative Party candidates and electing Liberals. The prime minister finds this very […]