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Bye bye Twitter

I’ve had a Twitter account for a long time, though I haven’t Tweeted much in years. I have been cross-posting blog posts from this space to Twitter, but to be honest I don’t think I received much if any traffic because of that. Mostly, what… Read More

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Little Canada

Tuffy P recently visited Little Canada with a friend of ours, and came back to proclaim it “Toronto’s best kept secret”. This morning I had to drop my car off at my mechanics for a brake job, so I walked down to the subway and… Read More

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Municipal Election

Toronto’s municipal election is coming up October 24. We live in Ward 3, a seat that has been held by Mark Grimes for decades. In my opinion, it is past time for new blood at City Council. This election I’ll be supporting Amber Morely. She… Read More

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A New Bow

As I’m getting a little better at playing fiddle, I’ve been feeling that it was time to upgrade my bow. I decided to sell one of my banjos to fund a bow purchase. It was time to part ways with my Bart Reiter Standard banjo,… Read More

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Is it time?

I was more or less indifferent to the Queen and the royal family and all that went along with it, because our awkward democracy, tied up with the British monarchy, has been reasonably successful. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, it gives me pause to… Read More

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So this happened….

At some point a couple months ago, I started thinking maybe it’s time to get a tattoo. I had an image in mind, from what I think is one of the oldest nonsense nursery rhymes in English: Hey Diddle DiddleCat and a fiddleThe cow jumped… Read More