Well, well, February has arrived with a cold and sunny flourish! A wind chill of -25C this morning makes for a foot stomping outdoor experience. The curtains in the house remained closed this morning, to keep the heat in, until the sun was well up and ready to add a little warmth to the day.… Continue reading February!


Self-diagnosis is a perilous endeavor, and it needs to be approached cautiously. All diagnosis, from all sources, should be treated with skepticism, curiosity, and exploration. Some years ago I began to experience intermittent bouts of gastrointestinal distress. The cause was unknown. Measures such as more carefully washing vegetables, washing hands more frequently, things that could… Continue reading Self-Diagnosis

This and That

The hydro suddenly shut off at 9:30 this morning, with no warning. Hydro One claims it was a “planned outage”. Poppycock! The message informing us came via email, which was received at 9:45 a.m., fifteen minutes after the hydro service was cut. If it was indeed planned, they might have warned us ahead of time,… Continue reading This and That

A Great Snack!

It is sunny here this morning. As you can see from the weather information below, our weather is all over the place. Wednesday night is supposed to be -19C, and then the temperatures will swing up again. It has been a bit of a roller coaster through February. We are enjoying a Statutory Holiday today,… Continue reading A Great Snack!