Eerie on the Canadian Riviera

He was looking right into my eyes. Or rather looking right through me, like I was transparent or in a different dimension. A young man, sitting on a bench in front of the old driftwood sided general store. Blue eyes…. Continue Reading →

Lakeshore Nights

are really noisy big-ass tail-pipes waking the dead boom boxes blaring gettin’ in my head Harleys thunderin’ see the devils red   really noisy streetcars whisperin’ on ribbons of steel dividing the roadway hear the wheels squeal light trails surreal… Continue Reading →

All wheels were welcome

at the event which took over the street Friday evening to show solidarity with the Black community and celebrating Juneteenth.  Organized by Olodwan Blackboard, a Black skateboard collective, people gathered at Underpass Skate Park underneath where the Gardiner and DVP… Continue Reading →

The Bird Whisperer

A couple of years ago, robins nested in our backyard tree resulting in a few chicks. One day, the chicks flew away. All except one. He fell and couldn’t fly. The next morning, looking out the window to our patio,… Continue Reading →

Somewhere in East Germany

The shack was hidden in the deep, dark northern German forest. The full moon cast shadows of the tall, thin spruce trees, standing like Prussian sentries. Inside the shack was as dark as an asylum lock closet, except for the… Continue Reading →

And now for some good news!

Welcome to the “good news” blog. I feel that I’ve been drenched with pandemic news, biological and political. You can’t turn the TV or browser on anymore without the deluge of bad news. And it’s getting worse. The news is… Continue Reading →

Something’s happening here

This morning I read an article by a very good photographer, Edward Burtynsky, who is in Northern Ontario making a body of work celebrating Earth Day, which is today in Canada. I first discovered his work last year at the… Continue Reading →

Purple Haze

Purple Haze all in the air, lately things don’t seem the same, actin’ funny but I don’t know why ‘scuse me while I stand aside.   Purple Haze is all around, don’t know if I’m coming up or down. Am… Continue Reading →

Bored Yet?

I woke up this morning at 5:30 with a thousand words in my head. Funny how the mind works. I’ve been meditating for awhile now, and have been able to watch that. And then we’re isolated, and everything changes again…. Continue Reading →

I have seen…

Ghosts drifting over the expanse Snowy hoodoos growing from the crest Ravens hovering on the wire Tall pines reaching from the mire Sun spawning shadows on the Peaks Tracks in the snow, schuss and streaks   Sun Peaks, BC   [Click… Continue Reading →

I hate winter…

… but only when it rains dirty city snow, salt puddles, neige jaune I love the cold, crisp air of winter champagne powder and the solitude of a northern stillness winter also has a darkness shortest days of the year… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Blur

I’m walking around the streets of my city, thinking about an old movie I watched the other day In The Cut, where Meg Ryan is an English teacher who has a passion for words she goes through life with a… Continue Reading →

Storm on a Tall Ship

It’s early Thursday morning, actually not that early, about 7 AM, on the tall clipper ship, the Star Flyer. I’m sitting in the lounge having a coffee and writing in my journal. All is quiet and the ship is running… Continue Reading →

City Shadows Night

wandering through the dark and narrow calle shadows roaming the alleyways, tunnels lights creepy and scary but not dark green mysterious water 400 bridges boats on canal helter skelter Casanova, Marco Polo, Shylock ghosts passing by palace windows chandeliers old… Continue Reading →

Life After “Likes”

I recently got an email invitation to attend a webinar in person at 500px, which is on Duncan Street, Toronto. The title of the event was ”Life After Likes: Falling Back in Love with Photography” and addressed social media concerns… Continue Reading →

Cycling Berlin to Copenhagen

This was the last part of our fabulous Northern European Adventure. A 10 day, 550 km ride, through East Germany and Denmark. No mountains, but hillier than expected, and many deep forests. This was a self-guided trip, but there was… Continue Reading →

Exploring Berlin

The best walking tour of this entire trip was the Berlin Alternative Walking tour with Jonathan as our guide. When he first opened his mouth, I thought I was back in TO with my friend Peter – same voice, same… Continue Reading →

End of Baltic – part 5

Stockholm was the end of our Baltic Sea Cruise with Viking Cruises. From here we flew to Berlin for the next leg of our adventure. A strange thing happened in Helsinki, Finland. At least 3 times, while walking around in… Continue Reading →

Formula for Happiness

As we did a 2 day excursion of St. Petersburg, visiting palace after palace after palace, they all started looking the same to me. It was hard to imagine the opulence that the Russian aristocracy and royalty enjoyed before the… Continue Reading →

Baltic Cruise Part 3 – Rostock, Germany and Gdansk, Poland

Here are some street scenes I made in Rostock and Gdansk, after I escaped from the cruise ship supplied shore excursions. [Click on any photo for the slideshow. Please leave comments at the bottom of the page]  

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