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The Abbey

As I work through those things that must get done this week (preparing for a speaking enagagement, then, hopefully, a vacation), I thought I should share this post from my summer vacation of 2014. Not going to go anywhere near as interesting this year! It is in what could be considered the middle of nowhere, […]

I Was Wrong

Canada has a new Governor General, although she hasn’t actually started the job yet. From what I know of her, Mary Simon seems as qualified as anyone for a difficult and thankless job. Back in January I made a prediction as to who the next Governor General was going to be. I couldn’t have been […]

Diefenbunker II

Originally posted on random thoughts from lorne:
There is so much I could say about my trip to Canadian Forces Base Carp, also know as the Diefenbunker, but it’s Sunday and you probably don’t want to hear me blather. So I’m going to let the pictures tell the story.

Something Random

I got into a staring contest with a sheep the other day. It wasn’t deliberate. Local shepherds seem to park their flocks in convenient fields. Maybe there is a rhythm to it, but I haven’t been able to figure it out. It is possible there is only one flock, and I am just seeing them […]

And The Answer Is…

Yesterday I asked you to identify what the wooden log with the notches was for. Today we know: it is a bicycle rack. Had you figured it out?

What Is This?

I came across this log lying on the ground with what appears to be notches cut into it. But why? The bark has been removed, the branches trimmed and it was just lying there. For what purpose? I’m curious to see if you can figure it out. I’m not sure if these are really clues, […]

What Are You Afraid Of?

I attached this image to a draft post a couple of months ago – then never finished the post. Last night I looked at it again, and today you get the picture but not the words that went with it. That is because the words really had nothing to do with the graphic. I have […]

Signs of COVID

I was listening to the Mayor of Ottawa on the radio earlier today talk about how some people are apparently ignoring the restrictions on public gatherings during the pandemic. He said the city’s tip line received more than four hundred calls on the weekend, with people reporting everything from their neighbor having a party to […]

Would You Fall For This?

It was in my email spam folder, a note from the chairman of one of the world’s biggest philanthropic organizations. I should count myself lucky – I had been chosen to receive $5,300,000. I didn’t click on the link. It seemed strange that I would never have heard of such a prestigious organization, so I […]

Sweet Stuff

I’m more of a salty snacks person, but even though I wouldn’t want to eat these treats I noticed in a Freiburg cafĂ© window, I certainly can appreciate the artistry. Which one would you choose? Or would you want to eat them all?