Category: Humour/Humor

True North, Not Always Strong

When I was in school in England, we were taught in Geography class about patterns of human settlement. We learned that linear settlement occurs when houses and shops are built alongside roadways. Nucleated settlement occurs at roadway intersections or at significant resources like seaports or river crossings. At […]

Thursday Doors

Inspired by the Thursday Doors at Norm 2.0 via The Chicago Files here are a couple of doors that caught my attention. The first two pictures are of the splendid doors to the Post Office on 1st Street in San Jose, California. The third photo is of a doorway in […]

Tree Cosies

I recently saw this tree covered with knitting on First Street in San Jose, outside the Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I have no idea who did this or why, but the tree is quite delightful. The design is made up of scary monster-type faces.     It […]

Feeling a Bit Chilly

It’s cold in San Jose right now, but I feel bad about saying so. At the same time as I am experiencing a northern Californian chill, my family and friends in Edmonton are living through a long and hard Albertan winter with epic amounts of snow. There’s no […]

By End Of Day

In the week before Christmas, all delivery date promises are null and void. Normally FedEx and UPS are pretty reliable, but this week they have made me feel as though I’ve been stood up on a date. A couple of dates, actually. Last week, it was FedEx who […]

A Wrinkle in Buying

You know how, when you need some gift-buying inspiration, you go to a favourite shopping website and click on the options? You can select gift ideas for men, women, kids, or a specific celebratory event. Well, the people who put the products under those categories have some really […]

Another Reason to Smile

Today is significant in Canadian counter-culture lore because recreational marijuana becomes legal today. Cannabis is now mainstream. In fact, one of the six authorized stores in my city is only a few blocks from where I live. I’m wondering whether or not to visit, but I think I’ll […]