Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

Hard To Accept

I feel as if the world has lost its moorings and is now drifting with the tide. Elizabeth II is dead. We knew the day was coming. She was 96, and had been Queen for an unprecedented 70 years. It was only a matter of time Yet somehow she seemed immortal. The only Queen of Canada […]

I Didn’t Believe It…

… so I looked it up. Turns out you can believe some things you read on the internet. I do occasionally put forth arguments here on various issues. I have no illusions though that anyone is convinced by what I say – no matter how right I am.

First Day of School

I jumped the gun with Saturday’s post, but where I live today is really the first day of school – at all levels. Given that, I thought some back-to-school humor was in order.

The Home Stretch

I received an email from a reader asking why I hadn’t written more about the race for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership. Given that the winner may be the next Prime Minister, it is something that will affect a lot of Canadians. Tuesday is the deadline for the mail-in ballots to be submitted, with […]

The Crucifix

It’s Sunday, and I am away on a retreat. This post from October 2014 seemed appropriate for the day. My wife’s aunt is a retired schoolteacher. She makes certain that any visit we make to her in Lippstadt, Germany, has an educational component. There are no options, we will learn something. Or else. Since we […]

Getting A Jump On Tuesday

School starts again Tuesday after summer break, at least in most places in Canada. There are a few schools that have already had students return. Even though it is Saturday, I thought a few back-to-school chuckles might be in order. I thought these were mildly amusing. Did you?

Under The Pier

I’m begining to wonder if my annual pictures under the Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, are influenced by the music of my teen years. Specifically, if I’m paying tribute to a record album I never owned, put out by my (then) favorite band. The album was The Best of the Guess Who, released in […]

Time Flies…

My calendar tells me today is the first of September, which means 2022 is two-thirds over. September though always feels like a new year. That may be a hangover from student days, when school would start up about now after a summer break. Most people eventually end that pattern, graduating and start careers that don’t […]

A Fresh Start

This post from 2014 wasn’t the first time I had posted in this space, but it was a beginning after a false start. Since August 30, 2014 I have posted almost 2,700 times in this space. I’m not sure oif tehre is any way of measuring, but that is probably more than a million words. […]

That Time of Year

I’m going to be a little self-indulgent today and talk about me. And you. And our time together. As August winds down, it is anniversary time here at Random Thoughts From Lorne. If I had been thinking, I would have given this blog a better name. Hindsight is always, as the cliche goes, 20-20. According […]