I woke up this morning at 5:30 with a thousand words in my head. Funny how the mind works. Iâve been meditating for awhile now, and have been able to watch that. And then weâre isolated, and everything changes again. But thatâs alright.
Looks like theyâre shutting down the LCBOâs and beer stores today, so I got my stash in, along with a nice chunk of the crumbly kind. And, of course, thereâs Netflix and the internet, but mostly just bad news there.
So, I thought that today I would get those thousand words out on the
âGood News Blogâ.
About a hundred years ago, a man called Robert Johnson, in Mississippi, USA, went down to the Crossroads, corner of hwy 61 and 49, where he sold his soul to the devil to be famous with the blues. That never really happened, but Eric Clapton electrified the crossroads blues style with The Cream, and of course, thereâs Jimi and Keith, and all those other guys. Well, I finally picked up my old acoustic after 50 years, and am doing an online crossroads blues course. Man, I wish I still had my old circa â66 Fender Telecaster… sex… drugs… and rockânâroll all over again? (well… maybe not).
Lots of big numbers flying around here. Funny how 100 years ago sounds ancient, yet 50 years ago… not so much… hell, weâre only talkinâ 1969 or so… or is that just me?
The other thing is the French. Colleges are shut down so my course was cancelled (but I was going to drop out anyway). However, Iâm still at it online… the Duolingo course, and some French podcasts. Toutes nos voyages Ă©tait annulĂ© mais jâĂšspĂšre aller Ă Quebec cet Ă©tĂ© avec ma vĂ©lo. JâĂšspĂšre quâil y a un Ă©tĂ©!
The coronavirus canât make the jump when youâre on a bike, so thereâll be lots of cycling this summer. This could be our salvation.
And then there’s the photography. With no world travel this year, I decided to do a 365 photo project, starting a couple of weeks ago. This is mostly to get out of the creative comfort zone. That sounds good anyway. So the one-a-day photos are a mixed bag, but many of them have captions, so I hope you enjoy.
[Click on any photo for the slideshow. Please leave comments at the bottom of the page]
March 24, 2020 at 3:24 pm
I really like your quarantine kit. I will make one up.
By the way LCBOs apparently will remain open.
I ordered wine on-line. Supposed to take 2-4 days for delivery.
Great photos again!!!!
March 24, 2020 at 3:36 pm
Yes, Len… this is a very important kit. And you don’t have to worry about it going bad. Glad you enjoyed the pics!
March 24, 2020 at 4:41 pm
Meditation huh? Gonna have to start calling you Lenuswamy.
March 24, 2020 at 5:02 pm
March 24, 2020 at 4:57 pm
So, that’s the noise, keeping us up at night.. just kidding . Here for your Spanish portion.
Tu blog es muy entretenido y lleno de buenas noticias. Te admiro que sigas manteniendote activo y con tantas ideas.
Good for you
March 24, 2020 at 5:04 pm
Wait till summer, Patricio… I’ll be playing in the backyard. But of course, there’ll be beer available đ
I just google translated your phrase. Mucho gratias!
March 24, 2020 at 5:37 pm
Love your photography.
We are all in this together and will come out of it together.
March 24, 2020 at 5:58 pm
Yes, we will… just hang in there!
March 24, 2020 at 5:57 pm
Great photos and narrative as usual. We’re loving all the e-diversions coming our way these days.
Keep it up.
March 24, 2020 at 5:59 pm
Glad you enjoy, Jen.
March 25, 2020 at 8:42 pm
My favourites are 1,10,13 & 16
So here is your quiz in relation to the above
It was 20 years ago today
We went down to the river
We re on the road to nowhere
While my guitar gentle weeps
March 25, 2020 at 9:03 pm
Great quiz Peter!
1. I had to look this one up, but then I remembered… Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club.
2. Easy… Bruce Springsteen… I actually play that one, but it’s very hard to sing, and my voice is lousy, of course!
3. I had to look that one up too… Talking Heads. but I was never actually a fan of them, so that’s my excuse.
4. REAL EASY… c’mon Peter! written by George Harrison, lead guitar by Eric Clapton. The rumour I remember is that George wrote it for the woman he loved, who was married to Eric. đ
Thanks Peter… this was fun. Sounds like you’ve got lots of time on your hands (like me) while you’re holed up at home.
April 8, 2020 at 8:25 pm
Len , I love the black and white of you and the bridge that is out of focus!
April 8, 2020 at 8:38 pm