We were living in a very Portuguese neighbourhood of Toronto. From time to time I would hear folk tunes wafting out of someone’s garage. Over near the flea market there was a guy who played on his front porch for passersby. He had a triple… Read More
We’ve been watching spy films lately. In particular, we’ve been watching the slow, plodding films based on John le Carré novels. This includes both of those British mini-series featuring Alec Guinness as George Smiley, and yesterday we watched The Spy Who Came in From the… Read More
Some Earl Hooker for a Tuesday morning…this will get your blood flowing.
I regularly play Go on Friday nights with an old friend. We’ve been battling one another over the Go board since the mid-80s. Usually when I play Go, Tuffy P goes out to the movies. Well, last night Go was canceled, and Tuffy was at… Read More
We started the year with a vacation, to Vietnam. Neither of us had been to Asia before so this was quite an adventure. I was very apprehensive about the long flight, but as it turned out it was not as brutal an experience as I… Read More
We trundled out to the Opera House for the Colter Wall show this evening. For those unfamiliar with his music, Colter Wall is a young guy from Swift Current Saskatchewan (or as he calls it, Speedy Creek) who has been making a name for himself… Read More
Today’s nature walk with Miles Hearn was at Ashbridges Bay. This is a very popular summer spot, with a really nice beach and many beach vollyball courts. There weren’t so many people around today. Temperature hovered around the freezing point this morning but in exposed… Read More