OK. In my last post I bellyached about how I was away so much that it interfered with my having time to write any posts. I signed off by saying, “No more excuses.” I lied. I got pneumonia. Yep. Just like getting run over by a train. Knocked me silly and put me out of [...]
If you sensed I was embarrassed when I wrote my last post, I am now mortified knowing it’s been so bloody long since I’ve been posting on a regular basis. My excuse? Tracking down stories … two weeks in New Brunswick, three weeks in Labrador and five weeks in Vietnam/Cambodia and Thailand respectively–all since my [...]
I’m embarrassed to have such a prolonged absence here. I seem to get sidetracked by life in general and work in particular. Not a bad thing! But it does seem a pity that we have to interrupt living with getting a few hours leep. Such is life. You’ll be happy to know, however, that the [...]
OK. Gotta ‘fess up. I’ve been negligent. Funny how life gets in the way sometimes. But I’m getting back on track. Before the new moon makes an appearance on August 29th, you can expect to see a new/improved version of this site. By that time I will also be back in full swing with the [...]
Little ol’ Yarmouth had national coverage on CBC news recently with the highest recorded water levels (and inland flooding) in recorded history. Not the kind of news we relish. But when 250 ml of rain dumped in less than three days, rivers and lakes shot upwards of 12-15 feet and the force of the sheer [...]
I learned a new word. Spatchcock. As in, “Do you know how to spatchcock a chicken?” Well, I’ve recently been spatchcocking chickens. It sounds a little disgusting, if not downright perverse but I promise you this is all on the up and up. The funny thing is that I’ve been cooking since I was 15 [...]
Nine years ago I got a tattoo. Most people say that getting a tattoo is not really painful. They use words like “aggravation” and “annoyance.” Don’t believe it. It’s more like a cross between a root canal and a D&C. My fingernail imprints are still in the book I tried to read as a diversion. [...]
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