Archive for April, 2015

What’s Swedish for Divorce?

Maybe it’s a good thing that despite pleas from the people of southwestern Ontario, Ikea refuses to open a store in my part of the province. They say we don’t meet their criteria for population density. We might be better off... Continue reading

House for Sale

No, not the one I live in. Many months ago, we joined with brother Rob and another partner in a house-flipping adventure. We bought a wreck of a place in Welland, ON and through the magic of money and back-breaking... Continue reading

Run, Hillary, Run

A few weeks before Hillary Clinton officially declared her intention to run for US President, I picked up her 2003 memoir, Living History, in a used book store. It takes us through her life until she was elected Senator for... Continue reading

Behold–The New Studio

Not only are the ants and the old-carpet smell gone, not only is there a terrific new floor, brighter lighting and the bins of storage crap and the trophies have been removed, but the sound from my recording set-up is...

Double Trouble

A woman who made a bet with friends found her exact replica in less than a month thanks to social media. Although the search was worldwide, Naimh Geaney from Dublin, Ireland found her mirror image in a stranger who lived... Continue reading

A Slave to his Image

It came to light last week that Ben Affleck convinced producers of a PBS TV show not to reveal that one of his ancestors owned slaves. This wasn’t just a mistake, it was a missed opportunity.  Continue reading

Finding John Davies

Many years ago, with my first bit of extra radio cash I bought a painting by an artist whose work I had seen at a Niagara art show.  Continue reading

Judging the Judgers

When I was a kid I dreamed about being a lawyer. I still enjoy following trials, especially criminal cases, where too-often sleazy lawyers will do literally anything to try to get their clients an acquittal. I still don’t quite understand... Continue reading

Cat House

It’s no secret that Spice the wonder cat, as he’s known around here, is the king of our castle. We adore him. He’s 14 now and at times he’s still as curious and playful as a kitten.  Continue reading

Making (Most of) the People Happy

Dan Price is my hero of the day. CEOs around the world are probably cursing his name because he has done something that all of them could do, but few, if any, will.  Continue reading