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At the last minute…

…I received a lunch invitation today. Not being a social media butterfly, I forgot to take a picture of my meal. However, as I ate my fish and chips in the cafeteria of the Wellington Building, I was reminded of this post from five years ago. They don’t make them like they used to. Probably […]

Where Is The Uproar?

I gave it a week to simmer, to allow my outrage to die down. It hasn’t. What concerns me though is that no-one I have spoken with recently has mentioned to me that we have been part of a military experiment. Do Canadians not care? I have been asked dozens of times since returning to […]

Sunday’s Signs

A couple I saw outside First Presbyterian Church in Pembroke, Ontario, earlier this month.

Voting Day Blues

It is COVID-19″s fault. But probably many people haven’t realized it yet, and won’t before September 20. By which time it may be too late. This weekend is the advance polling in Canda’s federal pandemic election, the one the Prime Minister kept insisting he didn’t want – until he called it, hoping to be returned […]

What Is This?

On vacation in Maine for the first time since 2019, I saw a few things that were new to me. I took today’s two picturesof something new that impressed me. There were new buildings of course, and old ones gone. Prices had gone up. COVID has affected society, with some businesses closed – but some […]

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?