Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

Different Visions

Walking through Sulzburg the other day I noticed familiar flowers in one of the yards. Familiar, but not ones I had ever seen in a Canadian yard. I  will admit to not being a horticultural expert. Plants, to me, are something someone else grows. So maybe I am wrong in my observations. It did look […]

Is This Really Democracy?

Almost every day I’m getting emails about registering to vote in the upcoming American presidential election. They are not spam. When I worked in radio I was on a number of mailing lists. I stepped back from radio last year, but haven’t unsubscribed. Just in case. The emails are coming from a public relations firm […]

Trump and Funk

I find myself paying more attention to the upcoming American presidential election than I was earlier this year.  Is that true for you too? It still seems strange to imagine Donald Trump as President of the United States. It seems as if I ave somehow fallen into some science fiction parallel universe. And you are […]

Why I Don’t Visit Berlin

I was planning on taking today off, then I saw this in my morning newspaper and knew I had to share it. Apparently there is a clothing optional park in Germany’s capital. Not only do humans roam free, so too does the wildlife. Which can lead to some interesting interactions. It isn’t every day you […]

Sad Commentary

  I’ll admit I laughed when I first saw this. Then immediately felt embarrassed for having done so. It is a sad indictment of the state of politics in America that such a concept could be taken seriously, but political divisions seem to have deepened in recent years. Demonizing your opponents appears to be the […]

Sounds of Summer

We seem to have a bit of a musical theme here recently. That’s because Sulzburg has had a couple of concerts in the market square this past week. I must confess I didn’t take an pictures in the hour I spent watching the local “hand harmonica” (accordion) club. After all, if you have seen (and […]

Blowing Their Own Horns III

A few photos today to finish our look at the alpenhorn concert in Sulzburg’s market square.

Blowing Their Own Horns II

Some thoughts from the alpenhorn student concert in Sulzburg’s market square. I must confess I had never thought about this instrument before, just accepted that it was a Swiss thing. I figured it to be localized because how do you transport something that big? Now I realize that the horns unscrew into three parts (or […]

Wish I Was There…

I’m not on the beach in Maine today, as travel plans ave been disrupted by the pandemic. Has your summer vacation been impacted too? Back in March I realized this was a possibility, so there as been time to accept the new reality, and hope that in 2021 things will be better. Today though I […]

You and God

I’m supposed to be at the beach today, but the border was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m thinking of sand though. Which brought this poem to mind, a modern classic about humans and our relationship with our Creator. I must admit I’ve always felt it was a little simplistic, even if I agree […]