I once had a professor who came to Canada from a communist occupied European country. How he got out of there, God only knows. He was a tight-lipped, taciturn fellow and generally hard to talk to. One day I tried to talk to him about where he came from. He admitted the standard of living […]Read More Is North America Really Devoid Of Culture?
Probably the only national award ceremony where the biggest winning stars don’t bother to show up. Video shout outs, or whatever they are, only add to the thin, flimflam vibe. Background vector created by Iconicbestiary – Freepik.comRead More Preview of the JUNOS!
It’s 1973, I’m eleven years old, and mankind has been to the moon so many times it’s like “Oh did they do that again?” People being the fickle creatures that they are soon lost interest in the moon shots. And the manned (peopled?) lunar program was all washed up by ’73. Skylab quietly ushered in […]Read More Reelin’ in the Years – 1973
It’s 1971 and I’m nine years old. Trying to decide on my favorite tune for this year is almost impossible. I could list several. Pop music has not only shifted into a whole new genre in the 70s, but my young brain is maturing now, and I clearly remember all the tunes. Music was having […]Read More Reelin’ in the Years – 1971
Flashback to when cybercafe’s existed in Toronto… now everyone can go to the library or a coffee shop if they don’t have internet at home… the date on this file says “modified 2004” but it might be earlier. The faces have been blanked out, which would have been the mod date… a bit of web […]Read More tor_cybercafe
Football isn’t that big in Canada. Most people probably don’t know that we have our own football league. Composed mostly, I think, of players not goodenuf to make the NFL. It’s sort of campy. But the players are better than, say, guys you’d see in the local park! Just after uploading this the sun came […]Read More Grey Cup!
Looking thru the web for a good Thanksgiving pic, I discovered Jennie Brownscombe. Those deep artists eyes of hers stopped me cold. Really quite a good painter. I advise checking her out if you’re into period pieces. We’ve already had our Thanksgiving in Canada. But with Global Warming the two countries may eventually sync. Maybe, […]Read More Jennie Brownscombe says Happy Thanksgiving!