Monday, July 22, 2024

Coconut found floating in Lake St. Francis

Coconut found floating in Lake St. Francis, St. Lawrence River, July 21, 2024 - not native to Canada! Milk was still inside of it. 


Friday, July 19, 2024

Moon watching

 Speaking of Space, local astronomy group, had an observation event outside the Mr. Puffs in Cornwall.


Photos of moon taken with my phone through one of their telescopes

Promotional Mr. Puffs poster

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Strike at LCBO


LCBO workers at the province's liquor store are on strike against further privatization of liquor sales - liquor in Canadian provinces is mostly sold at provincial monopolies. I liked the James Bond reference. 

Monday, July 15, 2024

A bowl of cherries

Dwarf cherry full of fruit. Also full of Japanese beetles which eat the leaves and the fruit. I will spray the tree with neem oil which seems to repel the beetles after I've gotten all the fruit off.

will pit and freeze


Saturday, July 13, 2024


In 1981 I went to a washroom in a Chinese restaurant in Toronto's main Chinatown along Spadina and I realized I'd just used chopsticks without any problems. A few weeks earlier I'd been at The Whippletree, a a fancy restaurant in the U of Guelph's main building. I'd taken my Singaporean girlfriend out for the first time, and I honestly thought she was extremely poor as she said she'd gone to a school run by missionaries, so I thought I was doing her a favour. The waitress, who we both knew, asked "Would you like chopsticks?"  She showed me how to use them. It was only in the Chinatown restaurant that I wondered why she'd been asked that, even though it was a western meal. She was Cantonese. After I got to know her better, she showed me a picture of  Lord Mountbatten, along with his autograph, when he visited Methodist Girls School when she was there. The school was run by Methodist missionaries, but was actually a fancy private school, among the best in Singapore.

2024 The Cornwall SDG International Afro Diversity Festival