Monthly Archives: May 2017

No, you’re not imagining it.

That is the annual influx of female no see ums (also called sandflies, biting gnats, and biting midges) outside that are biting and leaving blood marks on human skin, sometimes in a row. These can itch after a bit, but … Continue reading

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Another Studio Theatre Winner

A fairly, straightforward production of a mysterious Henrik ibsen play adapted reasonably and faithfully by Michael Bradley while retaining the power, conflicts, and mystery of the main character. Ellida is the lovely lady from the sea, born, raised, and living … Continue reading

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The Skin of Our Teeth: Reality, Homeowner-Style

Many homeowners in Canada would not be able to handle an increase in the bank rate. 70% of mortgage-holders would not be able to handle a 10% rise. Only 38% would be able to handle a rise between 1 and … Continue reading

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Lipanzzaners: Human and Nature in Perfect Harmony

(The Legendary White Stallions: a highly recommended PBS Nature series DVD.) An amazing documentary showing the world-famous horses from birth, through adolescence to adulthood to old age, while tracing how the stallions are slowly, carefully, humanely, and sensitively trained. The … Continue reading

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“It is the essence of genius

to make use of the simplest ideas.–Charles Peguy

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Dorothy Thompson:

“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”

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Wed.–A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

In Edmo. Gale-style winds. Batten down the hatches. The readiness is all.

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Ibsen Tonight

(What a prolific, influential life and career) The Lady from the Sea at the Timm Centre with a nice Earl’s sup across the street beforehand with my co-author-friend. Ibsen’s usual themes: “the individual, not the group, is of paramount importance, … Continue reading

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Hudson Bay Rules: Dirty NHL Play/offs

After refs calling the most nonexistent, questionable, and extremely minor penalties throughout the season, players and teams are now allowed to club each other to death sans calls. Sort of like Rollerball out there; the team that wins the cup … Continue reading

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Remembering Leonard Cohen This Morning:

(photo of LC signing–Anjani doing the stamping–in my autographed copy and othersĀ of The Book of Longing) “And there are no letters in the mailbox And there are no grapes upon the vine And there are no chocolates in your boxes … Continue reading

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