Monthly Archives: May 2014

Playing ‘Possum

It woulda been around 1:30 a.m. I was in the computer room doing research for a posting on the geology of Southern Ontario.  I keep a larder of partly completed write-ups to work on when I’m in the mood.  There’s currently twenty-one in my “pending posts” folder.  So anyway, the wife had long since gone […]

For I Have Heard a Python Fart

I was standing there, nervously shifting my weight back and forth from one foot to the other as my peers filed in, choosing their seats for the presentation. Jack (as he invited me to call him), tried to make small talk, which helped to calm me down.  He was President of the World’s largest food […]

Ranger Rants (part one)

What?  The hell you say!!  An impending coffee shortage you say?  Well, of course it must be true,  I have just seen it on the National News. Remember the last coffee shortage a few years ago,  we were all looking for substitutes and ways of conserving what we used.  Chicory, grain and dandelion were all […]

Pigeon River Headwaters CA

The wife and I visited Pigeon River Headwaters Conservation Area last Fall, and were disappointed to find access to the boardwalk blocked. It was under repair and the sign requested we leave it alone until finished.  Encouraged, as they were working on replacing it, we carried on with intention to return the following Spring.  The PRHCA is […]

Now I know Why My Dad Wore Cardigans

Unfortunately I’m severely claustrophobic so I can’t wear “T” shirts.  I’ll never be able to sport a “T” shirt with one of my favourite expressions on it : “I’M RETIRED.  This is as dressed up as I get”.  I would wear that to any special occasion. Be it a wedding, a funeral, the Beer Store, […]

Blind Friends

Ever wondered what it would be like to be blind?  I have had the incredible experience of what this might be like.  Many years ago the mega- food plant where I was once employed (Gawd  how I love retirement!) decided to hire five blind or ‘legally blind’ employee’s through a government sponsored program  to enable […]

Garden Evolution

The wife and I used to go camping when we were first married, and living in an apartment.  But once we became homeowners, we were amongst the first “staycationers”.  Not because we didn’t want to camp anymore, but because we had our own piece of real estate to explore and alter to our own designs.  […]