We were in Mexico last week - specifically Los Cabos, which is a municipality on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. Though we spent most of our time in San Jose del Cabo, the Cabo San Lucas Marina was the scene of the most excitement - … Continue reading Donkey and Pancho
Christmas is very nearly here, and I'd like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and All the Best in the New Year. As you can see from this photo of my Christmas tree, I'm all ready for Santa to visit. I anticipate one very nicely wrapped medium sized gift of the hair … Continue reading Christmas 2016 – Santa and the North Pole
One of the things on our Christmas wish list this year was a gift for our TV set. Television - in my lifetime, I've 'seen' it all! Our first TV had rabbit ears which were enhanced with wire and tinfoil. In later years we had roof top antennas, then big satellite dishes, little satellite dishes, … Continue reading Anticipating a Better Picture – OTA Television
November marked my 7th Anniversary of blogging. This is my 556th post. It has turned out to be one of the hardest posts I've ever written. I'm mesmerized by the American election, and can't seem to move on until I've digested what happened! I'm not an American, but I have strong ties to both my … Continue reading The Political Temper Tantrum
On March 23, 1987, cartoonist Bill Watterson introduced his readers to 'The Transmogrifier'. In appearance, it looked like a cardboard box, but in the hands of Calvin and Hobbes, it was a miraculous change agent. Calvin: You step into this chamber, set the appropriate dials, and it turns you into whatever you'd like to be. … Continue reading Transmogrify – The Rat Rods
The movement to eat locally grown food can be relatively easy, or impractically hard, depending on how strictly you follow it. Kris Vester, president of Slow Food Calgary, describes a locally grown organic product as one that is grown locally, is free of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers and is produced in a way that … Continue reading How Local is Local?
H2O - Water as Snowflakes Autumn in Alberta. Like any other season here in the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the weather can be unpredictable. The first snowfall of the season can be early, or it can be late, but it is rarely welcome for adults. It often causes a delay in harvesting. It invariably … Continue reading Whatever Floats Your Boat