Friday, April 26, 2024


 And if the cloud bursts thunder in your ear

You shout and no one seems to hear

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon - Pink Floyd

 I was walking into the grocery store and there was a woman about 25 sitting down next to the door with a shopping bag. She put down her head and started crying. She said "The music inside my head is playing so loud it hurts!" I asked her if she could get home. She said she could if someone picked her up. I gave her some money for a taxi and she said they'd call her a taxi inside the store. She was in new clothes and well groomed and could get up by herself to go in the store. I thought she might have had a sudden onset of psychosis. I interviewed the father of a schizophrenic who had been a university student, doing well, had friends and a job and then one day they got a call from him from their cottage, which was closed after the summer. He was hiding there because he thought people were trying to hurt him.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Goose on a roof, fiddleheads

Geese can also mistake wet flat roofs for bodies of water.

Fiddleheads at sunset. These can be steamed and eaten and taste like asparagus.

At a suggestion from a Japanese friend, I tried them as tempura - very good - much better than just boiled.


Saturday, April 20, 2024

Classic Cosplay


Flintstones family cosplayers. Glad someone appreciates the classics, CAPE Expo, Benson Centre, Cornwall, Ontario, April 20, 2024

More pix from CAPE ( Cornwall & Area Pop Event )

Rainbow and Seagull over St. Lawrence


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Confused Goose

Confused Canada goose in a parking lot - they sometimes mistake a wet one for a lake. 


Monday, April 15, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Forrest, but not Gump

 I sent a package to a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia today - I notice the street name in the address was Forrest, very likely named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate General and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Oh no, O.G.!


"O.G (sic) Simpson is dead." - CBC Radio One, Ottawa. I remember watching the O.J. chase on TV and chatting about it online on a BBS.

Monday, April 8, 2024

Total solar eclipse April 8, 2024

Wow! As soon as the sun broke from behind the moon, it was like being on a movie set with a spotlight on you! Very unnatural! I did not see the approaching shadow, but it was a bit overcast. (15:27.23)
Started around 2.12pm (14:14.11)


Some sunspots are visible 16:19.35


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Winter's thunderous return

Sudden return of winter! I heard thunder when the wind was blowing harder.


Monday, April 1, 2024

I got a new cat. I named it Krystal after my late friend who died on this day two years ago.