Relocating has never been an uncomfortable concept to us. In 40 years of marriage we’ve sold and bought and rented 10 homes. Up until now, our residential adventures have exclusively been the result of a new employment opportunity for me. Although there were times we’d have preferred not to move, in hindsight, it was always … Continue reading We’ve moved again!
Up until this weekend, the last time I was on a plane? November 21st 2019. None of us knew what was coming so that occasion went uncelebrated. I went to Jamaica with my son. Back then, I took a short haul from Ottawa to Toronto on a Saturday night and stayed at an airport hotel … Continue reading First Flight in 2 years
The first 24 hours was a gong show. I had a half dozen scammers in minutes. And the stories they had to tell. All absurd.
I’ve always loved building. Houses, towers, stadiums, overpasses, bridges. Here’s an essay on deconstruction, to start anew.
If I’d been asked by The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to speak to the DC crowd a bit before the main attraction. This is what I'd say........ Good morning neighbours and friends of Canada. Thanks for the chance to speak here at the Capitol before your 46th President, Joe Biden comes out to … Continue reading Warming up a weary crowd at the Capitol!!
This time of year has always been special for me. When I woke up on Thursday morning my immediate thoughts were of “Ratings Day”. I’d almost forgotten!!!! This week is when the Fall radio Diary results are normally released across Canada. I say normally but not this year. I will explain later. Fall ratings can … Continue reading Radio!!!! Down but not out!!!
When speaking with friends and radio fans over the decades, a very common denominator is the universal “I love that song” moment. “It reminds me of..... (insert here). Well, I’m listening to the July 4th Edition of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem from 1970 and guess what? “I love that song” Moment!!!! This is … Continue reading Why 1970 was the greatest year of my life.
We lived in Nova Scotia for 2 and a half years. It was life changing. In many communities, even passing people on the street means eyes down and feet moving. In Nova Scotia, standing in line for Tim’s or entering an elevator meant you’d soon know a great deal more about the person next to … Continue reading Fare thee well love
Feeling afraid and anxious are normal emotions, especially now. We’re officially a global village.
Then he pulled out a note and handed it to Dawn and said, "look what I found inside the chair". It was a note from Dawn's Grandma Anderson. It was dated October 1984. It provided providence about the chair's history. It went back to at least 1934 when they purchased it.