A Day in “The Hammer”

Hamilton, that is… my home town. Don’t know why they call it “The Hammer”. Only saving one syllable. Not much economy there. They could call  it “The Ham”, but that’s too much like hogtown. Maybe because hammers are made from… Continue Reading →

Does this thing still work?

Skiing… that is. For the last few years, just prior to the ski season, I start wondering if there’ll be any nasty surprises. Is everything still going to work? I’m talking about joints and things that start going wonky when… Continue Reading →

Last 12 weeks of Dogwood2017

And so, the end of another #dogwood52 weekly photo challenge on Facebook. I hope you enjoy, but a word of caution before you read on… I’ll be stirring up some shit!   Week 41 Technical: Levitation Levitation is part camera… Continue Reading →

HPSC Hill Climb at Blue Mtn

We hiked at Blue Mountain last week for the annual High Park Ski Club hill climb. Photo at the top of the page is the guy hanging on the wall over the fireplace in Wasaga Beach. The guy below, John,… Continue Reading →

The Land of Volcanos and…. Excursions?

Iceland is a very high-tech country, especially in computer software and geothermal power generation. But it seems to me that the biggest industry is tourist excursions. I thought it would be pretty quiet in mid-October, but there were hundreds of… Continue Reading →

Rockin’ in Reykjavik (Iceland)

The first thing I thought about in Reykjavik was that it was so much like St. John’s. Except the people talk even funnier. No offence to my Newfie friends (don’t worry… you guys still talk funny… and I love it!)…. Continue Reading →

A Chat with Guillermo del Toro

As a member of the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) I was able to get into the preview of its latest exhibit “Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters”. Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican-American film director, screenwriter, producer… Continue Reading →

Hoooah!

On the last day of our cycling trip in May, we arrived at our hotel in Maestre, which is the mainland part of Venice, Italy. Chantal and I were chatting and waiting for the desk clerk to come out from… Continue Reading →

Under the Tuscan Wall

We were also under the Tuscan sun, which was up to 35C everyday. We stayed in the town of Lucignano, which is a medieval walled town, originally built in 1391. We were actually staying in a wall, with no view… Continue Reading →

Thinking about the Urban Prophesy in Florence

The next leg of our Italian adventure was a 6 day cycling trip from Venice (actually Maestre, which is the mainland part of Venice) to Florence. When I saw this graffiti in Florence, it made me think quite a bit…. Continue Reading →

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