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
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
This guy digs a home out of a mountain-side, and does a spectacularly good job of it.
I’m declaring this blog a Wordle-free zone. Just get over it. I feel better now.
And Then This Happened
Shopping day. I headed off to Grant’s market this afternoon to pick up a few things. Grant’s is an Asian market in Mississauga I go to when I want some ingredients the No Frills simply doesn’t carry. I don’t know why they named their store… Read More
There’s a Wild Hog in Yonder Woods
Northeast of Toronto, in the rural area between Pickering and Uxbridge, a pack of wild hogs is roaming the woods. Now some of you will be thinking free BBQ in Pickering but be careful out there. You don’t want to mess with a hungry hog… Read More
Sheila and I ventured into a restaurant for dinner tonight for the first time since the pandemic began. It was our 20th Anniversary and we decided to celebrate with dinner at Scaramouche, our fave swanky Toronto eatery. The vaccine passport check was handled smoothly. The… Read More
Turtle River/White Otter Lake Canoe Trip – in pictures
We’re back from the woods after an 80 km, 12 portage canoe trip in a non-operating park north of Atikokan called Turtle River Provincial Park. We put in at the Turtle River bridge on 622 and canoed to the strange log castle built by eccentric… Read More
We rolled into the place we’re staying near Atikokan mid-afternoon. They are providing a place to sleep overnight and breakfast in the morning as well as a 17’ canoe for our week in the bush. It’s a little hazy here from the various fires in… Read More