I like to think I am frugal, but sometimes I can be absurd frugal. Let me give you an example. I have a pair of nail scissors that I once used for something other than cutting nails and broke the tip off one side. I can’t remember what […]
Here are some pictures of wooden boxes that caught my eye. The first one is of boxes that were put on display in a storefront in San Jose, but I’m not sure why. I think they were simply to fill up space, but they are interesting all the same. […]
Right now, every twenty minutes or so I am hitting “Refresh” on the Alberta Motor Association’s website map of road conditions. I am willing the colour of the main highway to Red Deer to turn from yellow to green. I had planned to meet up with my writing […]
Here is a selection of pictures taken in the past year on the theme of lines and spaces. They were taken in New York, Edmonton, Norway, San Jose, and Monterey.
Do you want to see a change in the way that sexual assaults are reported to authorities and legally addressed? Me too. For a couple of weeks now the news has been full of declarations by victims of sexual assaults and rapes, and all of us who can […]
We recently had a municipal election in Edmonton, and before I voted I watched all two hours of the video of the candidates’ forum for the ward in which I live. It soon became apparent that the incumbent was only marginally interested in engaging with the public, one […]
I have been reading a book of short story murder mysteries, and in The Man Who Liked Toys by Leslie Charteris, I read these words: “I remember the manager of one of the biggest novelty manufacturers in the world telling me that the soundest test of any idea […]