- Thunder Bay, Canada
- November 14
- Devil's Advocate
- The Sort of Company your mother warned you about
- A Work in Progress.
When not doing the devil's work, I'm the single parent of two great young men, living playing and working in beautiful Thunder Bay Ontario. That's at the western end of Lake Superior - the North end of Highway 61. from here, you can just drive all the way to New Orleans, though I have yet to do it.
MY RECENT POSTS
- "I Love You"
April 26, 2011 06:47AM
- It's Super Moon Saturday
March 19, 2011 08:28AM
- "Beware the Ides of March"
March 15, 2011 08:40AM
- Happy Pi Day!
March 14, 2011 08:53AM
- Making Up For Lost Time
March 13, 2011 06:00AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “The Game Show
Apocalypse DID occur...”
May 23, 2011 11:24AM
- “MM stole my
just don't "do a
Plath" (as in Sylvia)”
May 23, 2011 08:08AM
- “I got nothing worth
May 22, 2011 01:42PM
- “9. None of us deserved
May 22, 2011 06:24AM
- “Doonesbury has it
covered this week ...
including a Peanuts
May 21, 2011 11:29AM
Brian B's Links
"I love You"
What does it mean?
Three simple words. Eight letters, two spaces. Punctuation optional or variable, which affects meaning. And, no question, the meaning is variable.
When we are children, and use the words with parents, it means one thing. No, at least two things- the meaning the… Read full post »
"What's Super Moon Saturday?" you ask?
The moon orbits the Earth in an elliptical orbit, so sometimes it is closer than others. Once every lunar month (28 days), there is a full moon. Sometimes the full moon occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth (at it's perigee).
Ever since I took Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in grade 9, this phrase has stuck with me - for indeed, Caesar was murdered on the 15th of march.
"Ides" in the Roman calendar related to lunar cycles - their calendar was more of a true lunar calendar than our modern version, which… Read full post »
My son who I call Mid-sized B is a Math guy...in fact, he carved Pi as the design on our halloween pumpkin... pumpkin pi(e) , get it?
He's excited that his university Math dept. is serving pie today. And holding a contest to see who can recount the most digits… Read full post »
I've not figured out why Daylight Savings Time follows after we "Spring Ahead" and "lose an hour".
First thing, let's all check our dryers. That's a lot of hours to lose, they must all be hiding somewhere.
Under the couch? The bed? That drawer in the kitchen? Maybe the cats dragged… Read full post »
Just learned, courtesy of the son I call mid-sized B that today is in fact International Women's Day. I have not seen any coverage either on Big Salon or Open Salon... though I might have missed it.
Even if I missed the coverage, this is shocking. Sure, the date this year… Read full post »
Back in September, I blogged It's Sunday: Do you know where your soul is?, a typical (for me) self-involved rumination on religion, spirituality and indecisiveness - the inner tug of war between rationality and ...well, that's the question- was that inner sense merely a remnant of childhood ind… Read full post »
blown by wind
Belying spring temps
Sending children scurrying
searching for hats
and scarves carelessly tossed
and mostly for mitts, misplaced
one just won't do.
Frantic engery expended
but inner calm preserved
that this too shall p… Read full post »
Sun slowly rising unseen
Cloud turns the dawn grey
and the mood blue
Puddles form run off
from snowbanks shrinking
Shrunk, more like
False spring teasing
Groundhog was right
Which would chase the blues away
Puddles to play in
With the dawn.
It is also:
and more seriously:
(source: http://www.jokesandtrivia.com/ )
So, if you can't be with the one you love, follow the links to learn more about February 14. I… Read full post »
As I type this, the most read article on the website of the Toronto Globe and Mail is Michael Valpy's excellent tribute to the anniversary of the King James Version of The Bible.
Valpy is a superb writer, and a thoughtful man. I could not do the subject as much… Read full post »
Forgive me while I indulge in the sincerest form of flattery (plagiarism). I know there have been storms of posts about plagiarism on OS lately. Normally, I think I bring value added to the table- even if I find inspiration elsewhere, I attribute it, and bring my own spin.
A bit… Read full post »
Couldn't be. Except Lil B advanced the calendar chez B yesterday already to mark in his next work schedule, and I did not bother turning it back the one day. We use the Milk Calendar which helpfully has nice rectangles for notes like payments, dentists, and work. Also great recipes. February… Read full post »
Because Bacon really DOES make everything better:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While preheating, place 4 strips of bacon in a shallow pan, place in heating oven. This will allow bacon drippings to coat the pan (note : “drippings”, not “fat”...which is a three letter fou… Read full post »
demons inside me lie awake at night
thinking of you
demons inside me dance
wanting to dip you
demons inside me, hungrily
wanting to eat you
demons inside me whisper
on one shoulder
angels on the other
about to have halos tarnished
Joe Gores died last week, and with him, I fear, the hard boiled detective.
I hope somebody will provide the information to prove me wrong.
When I saw the death notice, I must admit that I was shocked he was still alive - I had not thought of Gores in a… Read full post »
They took his life away...
We Canadians do not observe Martin Luther King Day . We get no holiday in January, excepting New Year's Day.
I can not help but wonder though, what Dr. King would think about America today. I doubt that it resembles his dreams.
Class divisions are wider.… Read full post »
Things sometimes go sort of sideways when it comes to meals chez B, so I have learned to be flexible. Both my sons are now young adults, with, frankly, busier lives than mine, but also heartier appetites. So, we try to communicate and plan about who is home to eat when,… Read full post »
Having trashed snooze alarms, today I am reacting to a post with "Hump Day" in the title.
This time it isn't that I don't "get" the feeling. I do, but I react with a mixture of pity and revulsion.
Pity because I feel sad about people who hate their… Read full post »
Who first thought of equipping a clock with a handy way to lie to yourself about when you get up in the morning?
I remember alarm clocks before they came equipped with a "snooze" button, and now even the alarms on my Blackberry and Outlook have them. The Outlook one… Read full post »
John Lennon was assassinated thirty years ago today (yes, a paraphrase of the opening of Sgt. Pepper, even if Paul is credited with being the primary writer). He's been going in and out of style, as predicted, but remains sure to raise a smile.
How tragic that John was killed… Read full post »
Tonight, 8 p.m. Eastern, ABC: A Charlie Brown Christmas. The one special worth watching, year after year.
By then, you should be finished recogning the sacrifice brought to you by Pearl Harbor Day, and ready for a different sort of inspiration.
Despite the Biblical story at the heart of… Read full post »
Flying to Toronto (or, as we in the hinterland call it "The Center of the Known Universe") this afternoon, so won't be here to post friday Grooves (not taking a laptop *gasp*)
So thought I'd get a head start with the most suitable tune:
And yes, soon I…
I commented somewhere yesterday that I don't understand the appeal of lining up or even camping out just to stampede for "bargains".