Category Archive for "Photography"

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
Close-up of Tom Wilson at an autograph session

Review: Beautiful Scars: Steeltown Secrets, Mohawk Skywalkers and the Road Home by Tom Wilson

I truly love two songs in particular by the Hamilton rock band Junkhouse. One is Out of My Head, a hit from their 1993 breakout album, Strays. The other is Shine, and I’d put it in my top 20 of... Continue reading
pile of newspapers

Our London No Longer

“Increased geographic synergies”. Just typing that bullshit sentence makes my blood pressure spike. Yesterday, Torstar and Postmedia swapped nearly two-dozen newspapers for the sole purpose of shutting them down, and reducing competition. Hundreds of people will lose their jobs, including... Continue reading
Stage shot of The McCartney Years logo on the bass drum and two guitars on their stands, taken before the show started

Ten Years After

When I returned to London, my first radio gig was midday host at Greatest Hits 1039fm. You think greatest hits, you think Beatles, of course.  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
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