Monthly Archives: February 2019

Tafelmusik: “House of Dreams”(2013)

A feast for ears and eyes. The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is one of most interesting classical music groups of all time. They are a Canadian ensemble which plays on authentic antique instruments to produce their intense unique sound. This DVD/CD … Continue reading

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Trump’s Rose Garden Address Today

A speech by a dumb, crazy, power-hungry person coming off the rails. It immediately reminded me of Captain Queeg’s testimony in The Caine Mutiny when the speaker in court becomes unhinged and starts rolling steel balls in his hand as he reveals … Continue reading

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5 New Compassionate Rooms at the Miz

Misericordia Hospital, that is. People dying can have family and friends in a room which has a fridge and even the capacity to order in personalized meals. They need not be alone or separated from those closest to them. I … Continue reading

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Writing Advice Quotes

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or another … Continue reading

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Another New Eye Today

And something resembling a new lease on life. I enjoy both the widescreen sans glasses and the vivid colors and details. Surroundings, even immediate ones, just got more interesting and worth looking at again. Picked up reading glasses at London … Continue reading

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Cold/bad day for a

totally unnecessary fire, he thought, as the fire rescue zoomed by him in this frosted-over van.

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Cataract surgery #2 tomorrow.

I’m still waiting to sing “I can see clearly now…” There will be even more widescreen, detail, and color after tomorrow.How will this affect the poet and nature-lover that is still me? (ps/No problems so far keeping busy with the cold … Continue reading

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The Two Best Things about February:

The Westminster Dog Show on the tube and Family Day weekend in AB.

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True Innovation and Creativity:

The guy minus a forearm who built his own working forearm out of Lego from 18 on. Now that’s creative technological innovation.

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Obit: Joe Schlesinger, 90

The top CBC TV foreign reporter of all time who survived the Holocaust, got educated at UBC, and worked for CBC up till recently. Went to all the trouble spots of the past last half-century. Amazing guy, amazing life.

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