We all know the old riddle: which came first, the chicken or the egg. The more intriguing question is this: Is the fruit named for the colour, or the colour named for the fruit? And why are there no rhymes for orange? It's the strangest thing. And what's even stranger is that this website managed... Continue Reading →


I spend a fair bit of time in Newfoundland. At least, this year it's headed that way and likely from here on out, but we can't ever know for sure. A few years back I was in Mississauga a dozen times in a year. And then it was Toronto, saaying in this swanky hotel steps away... Continue Reading →

Maccie D’s

Pop Quiz: What happened this day in 1955? Well yes, this is the day that Abraham Lincoln died from a mortal wound inflicted by a vampire he was hunting (what? Didn't you see the film). Oh, okay then. He was killed by an assassin’s bullet, fired by the infamous John Wilkes Booth. I’m guessing this... Continue Reading →

King & Lion

I'm not cheating. Much. This post is not about Lion King and I'm reversing the words just to get K and L in the right order, so we are good there. But yes, I am cheating by wrapping two posts into one but I'm allowed a little lee-way. Daily posting takes its toll, you know?... Continue Reading →

Jeux sans Frontiers

  Hands up everyone who remembers 'It's a Knockout' and the insane laughter of Stuart Hall, the now discredited presenter currently serving at Her Majesty's pleasure for diddling young girls (but that's a story for another day).You likely also recall the international series (well, European) titled Jeux Sans Frontieres (games without frontiers).  For my 'murican readers,... Continue Reading →


Mr John Lennon certainly wrote some beautiful words, and  a song that has stood the test of time as one of the all-time greats. And I get the message, I really do. I'm just not sure how practical his recommendations for change really are. Let's just take a quick look-see, and see what y'all think:... Continue Reading →


A guy walks into a bar, says “Damn, I didn’t see that!” Whoever said technology would replace all paper obviously hasn't tried wiping their bum with an iPad. The word "Boob" is the perfect word. The B looks like a top view of them, the two Os look like a front view, and the b... Continue Reading →


I'm really annoyed with myself today. I had a great idea in preparation for my G post for the A to Z Challenge, but now I can't find it anywhere. I've searched all through my computer directories, my thumb drive, even my notebook for the outline. There's no trace of it. Not a shred of... Continue Reading →


So here I am, sitting in my writer's den looking out across a clear blue lake to the distant mountains. As I look out I can see my girls getting ready to take the seadoo out for a spin. They love bouncing around in the inflatable behind the boat. Louis, the gardener-cum-handyman is piloting today... Continue Reading →

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