We (Ms Rose and I) just returned from a trip to Lotusland (the Canadian version, didn’t see any eunuchs, though) where we annoyed some friends (mentioned already — I’ve referred to them as TV and LM) and attended a national sporting competition (a family member without a cute Rose-related name (no, not that one) was playing). We were gone for about ten days, during which we did a bunch of things that I won’t bore […]
Cars, for better or worse, are a significant part of life in a large part of the world — including the part that I happen to live in. One thing they’ve done is make it possible for cities to be as large as they are. Of course, a side effect of this is that they choke them with congestion and poison them with, well, poison. With a garnish of asphalt and noise. And ever since […]
Visiting Marcus Dupree’s patio furniture
Over breakfast this morning the subject of music came up and how it has changed over the years. Let me clarify that — not so much how music itself has changed (although that certainly has happened), but how the packaging, purchasing and delivery has changed and even how listening to it is different. Once upon a time, not that long ago, there was, for lack of a better term, a ritual involved. Once every week […]
Yesterday morning, the front page of the Vancouver Sun had a weather forecast that said “Slightly less rain.” Today it says “Rain for a change.” Welcome to British Columbia.