Category Archive for "Personal Life"

A Veteran Writer

I haven’t met him in person yet but Eddie Rhodes is a new pal of Derek’s. Eddie is a 94-year-old veteran of WWII who lives close to London. He has written the first of what he hopes will be several... Continue reading
giving thanks written in lower case red script across a canvas

Kinder and Gentler

It was tempting to write a scathing column about the coming end of Our London and other newspapers.  Continue reading
as the balloon inflates, I'm watching from a distance

Throwback Thursday – Up, Up and Away

On my last milestone birthday – one that ended in 0 – I wanted to jump out of a plane. My wish was to do a tandem skydive. The idea scares me to death so it seemed like a good... Continue reading

Instant Pot-sibilities

We didn’t go shopping on Black Friday but Derek did pop out last Saturday to pick up one of the hottest sale items: the Instant Pot.  Continue reading
Jason Leffler wearing his race suit. He was in his mid 30s

Throwback Thursday – A Summer at the Track

The NASCAR season has just wrapped up with Martin Truex Jr. the champion. Truex’s Crew Chief is Cole Pearn, who cut his racing teeth at Delaware Speedway. His Mom Patti is a local realtor. Anyone connected to Delaware knows Cole.... Continue reading
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Here Comes the Judge

Every year it happens and I brace for it. The predictable outrage about when Christmas decorations go up. No one can do anything about when they appear in stores, so they crab about peoples’ personal preferences. Can’t someone wear a... Continue reading
derek cutting up a downed tree on our front lawn

Throwback Thursday – Timber!

Plenty of discussion is underway about what London’s Bus Rapid Transit plans will do to properties along the proposed routes. It seems that several homeowners, especially along Richmond St. North, were unaware that the city owns a part of their... Continue reading
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Parlez-vous Sous Vide?

Meaning “under vacuum”, sous vide is a cooking method used by many top chefs. You vacuum-seal your food in a bag and cook it in a water bath at a precise temperature for a longer period of time. It can’t... Continue reading
Headline of the Montreal Gazette reads Germany Surrenders, dated May 8, 1945

Throwback Thursday – War is Over

On Remembrance Day, Derek found some personal connections to the second world war. He found a photo album dedicated to his Dad’s experience in WWII, put together by his Aunt Barb, his Dad’s sister. What a treasure trove.  Continue reading
skinny white man with a ponytail and navy bathing suit standing on the sand, looking into the distance

#Vaguebooking

What is vaguebooking? It’s being vague on Facebook. And it’s super annoying.  Continue reading