Monday, February 19, 2024

Bangkok phallus lucky charm. Jokes make themselves.

I convinced this lady from California to buy this phallic lucky charm in a market in Bangkok in 1998. As I predicted, it was quite a conversation starter back in L.A..


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Muzzle brake, M109 Howitzer

I got out of my car and noticed I was parked under this thing. Muzzle Brake, M109 Howitzer, Royal Canadian Legion, Cornwall, Ontario. It could fire a shell with a nuclear warhead.


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Meadow Vole trails under the snow

 Eastern meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, Campagnol des prés trails revealed by melting snow

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Thursday, February 1, 2024


 Earthquake woke me at 7:37 a.m local time. 3.6 magnitude near Huntingdon, Quebec. It felt like a large truck was passing by. I didn't feel the aftershocks. (Image Earthquakes Canada)


Thursday, January 18, 2024

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Phone booth where immigrants sought shelter

Marty's Corner Store, Glen Walter, Ontario, Old Highway 2. Phone booth was where in 2000 five immigrants were abandoned in minus 15 weather without winter clothes. They were from China and Korea and were probably waiting for someone to pick them up to take them across the St. Lawrence to the USA. Phone booth and store now demolished.


Bryggen, Bergen, Norway 1982


Monday, January 15, 2024

Sugarcubes, 1992


Bjork, Einar of The Sugarcubes, Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge Street Toronto, April 13, 1992

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Ed Broadbent, 1936 - 2024

 Former federal NDP leader Ed Broadbent died today - one of the nicest people I've ever interviewed. 

photo: Broadbent Institute | Institut Broadbent

Progress Gala -- Ed Broadbent

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Bear's Head

Bear head welded by Kyle Thompson,  item was at 2023 Art Basel Miami Beach
Dec 8, 2023 – Dec 10, 2023


Thursday, January 4, 2024

Covid-19 vaccine booster, feel fine.

Covid-19 vaccine booster, feel fine. Pfizer again, no probs except for trivial injection site soreness . I couldn't get the new vaccine as soon as it came out, contrary to what the US CDC recommended, as Health Canada recommended only getting it after six months since the last vaccine

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

No celebratory gunfire this year

 Usually at New Year's there is celebatory gunfire from fully automatic AK-47s along the St. Lawrence. I didn't hear any this year - I guess they were thinking that it would remind people of the wars in Gaza and Ukraine.