Monthly Archives: June 2016

As I bought the large Beethoven bust at the Antique mall,

and the Goth clerk with numerous facial piercings put it into a bag, she exclaimed “He looks so-o angry!” To which I answered, “Well, he was deaf.”

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Presence and Consciousness (cont’d, etc.)

(presence via live person-to-person presences) (presence via being in the presence of art or history; viewing Emily Carr’s paintings close-up) (presence via meeting great people and artifact mementos of the experience) (visiting Robert Frost’s Farm in Derry, N.H. twice in … Continue reading

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Trudeau as Marvel Comic Book Hero

Yeah, that’s got him about right. I hope they show him having mock politically-correct boxing fights with women or First Nations MPs and slugging unsuspecting women MPs in the boobs while bullying others wearing his Cap’n Sunny Ways cape.

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Virginia Woolf’s Writer’s Diary (cont’d)

Fri., May 20, 1938 “I feel extremely little. And don’t want to rouse feeling. What I’m afraid of is the taunt charm and emptiness. The book I wrote with such violent feeling to relieve the immense pressure [the nonfictional Three … Continue reading

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Memory: Age 5 at My ‘Wild’ Grandma’s Quick Luncheonette, Portage Avenue West, Winnipeg, 1955 A.D.

Drafted into washing dishes (child labor), plunging my hands into the warm soapy water. Picking up a sharp grotty knife deeply cutting my finger (my mother’s anger later). Blood and soap bubbles mixed together. Having the wound wrapped and being reassigned elsewhere for … Continue reading

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So Tell Me All About It, RD

(A message to the young and starting-outs) Well, it’s very ironic and ambiguous throughout and often absurd. You’ll find people often playing roles rather than being honest. You’ll find myriad control and agenda situations and people. On a bad day, … Continue reading

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Not a Great Time for Stock Investing

what with Brexit and falling markets. In fact, I only own 1 stock which is going to be de-stocked when it’s renewed. One only has to go back to 2007-8 and the market meltdown to see why investing in stocks … Continue reading

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“Them!”: Dealing with Ants This Summer in Edmo

Keep it simple. Got an anthill? Don’t use toxins. Birds, pets, kids, et al are vulnerable. Just boil a kettle and carefully carry it outside and pour over entire area. They will be gone within an hour. Trying to prevent … Continue reading

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And can anyone hear

the forest if one hand is clapping?

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From My Daily Pride and Prejudice Calendar (cont’d)

In an hurried manner he immediately began an enquiry after her health, imputing his visit to a wish of hearing that she were better. She answered him with cold civility. He sat down for a few moments, and then getting … Continue reading

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