OCTOBER 26, 2013 9:38AM

NECRO-PANTS! Terrifying Trousers!


Just in time for Hallowe'en.

Ghastly article.

I'm not going to paste the photo here.  I don't even want to think about it any more...

(Thank you God [or whatever] for making me a denizen of here and now.)

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...in which the writer argues that she's a performance artist. 

Not a new theory, but I think a letter writer, "Tripemonkey", got it right:

What if the Westboro Baptist Church was revealed tomorrow to have been protesting the deaths of soldiers and victims of hateRead full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2013 12:48PM

KILTS, kilts, kilts and more kilts...

So the name of a nearby town is Perth and the river flowing through is called the Tay.  The whole area was settled by Scots (after the Natives, of course), who built nice stone buildings.  There are a lot of Scots descendants in the area.  Including me, tho… Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2013 12:08PM

Sliding downhill...

...from summer into fall...and beyond.

Sad scarecrow at someone's front gate


The sumac says a fiery goodbye.

Wild asparagus - hard to find the young stalks in the spring.  Now is the time to mark the spots.  (Ditto in my garden.)

Fall is so beautiful that… Read full post »


I don't think that puny little fence is gonna stop him.  But we stepped on the gas and got away.

The giant spiders were at an import shop we often stop at. 

Other neat things.  Too bad they won't fit in the car.

Also colorful things - here's a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2013 9:17AM

Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools


My friend Alex had heard about this technique and, since for his work he has tools in his van, he decided to try it out at Harvest Fest last weekend.

It's a white pumpkin, just for a change.

Pumpkin debris happens

Waste not, want not… Read full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2013 4:08PM






I think I've finally got it figured out – they LIKE fighting.

It occurred to me after I was out in the garden cursing a big… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2013 8:12AM

Ear to the Ground


That's the name of the art installation at Fieldwork, a place near here for large-scale outdoor art works.  I went to the opening party for Ear to the Ground - a giant ear made of deadwood, with a drum in the middle.  Get it? - ear drum.… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2013 8:20PM

Black & White in the Rainbow District


A couple of blocks in Montreal's Gay Village closes down in the summer and forms a promenade. 

All sorts of people stroll - families with kids, old straight couples, young straight couples, all kinds of people mingling with the denizens of the area. Among whom this… Read full post »


My friend/handyman/neighbor Frank had a litter of puppies recently.  Didn't mean to.  A couple of his dogs got cozy.  He already had 20 or so dogs and he does dog-racing in the winter.  Seems like as lot of trouble and dogs for three short races in the… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 6:40PM

Down in the Dumps (again)

Linda posted about the finds at her local thrift shop and put up some pictures.  Yesterday was my stint at volunteering at our local thrift shop - which is the "Re-use Centre" at our local country dump.  It's a Free Store. 

While working there yesterday I picked up… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 4:35PM

Glass teepee

"So," I said to the young man who's been helping me this summer, as I delivered him home (he usually bikes it, but today he brought a chainsaw), "I'm not the only person in the area who builds strange constructions."  He sort of snickered as he agreed.  (He's… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 8:43PM

Water Buffalo Festival



Water Buffalo Food Festival

So my friend emailed me to say the Water Buffalo Food Festival was today - oops, sorry for late notice. Come next year, and sleep over.  S'okay, I wouldn't have gone unless someone went with me - bit of a drive,
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AUGUST 24, 2013 9:31AM

Canada has Pot-ential

Yeah, I know, awful title.  But it was either that or Canada Goes to Pot, which is too motheaten.  (High moths - contemplate.)

I suppose I could have gone with a Serious title.  Hrrumph, or such.

Anyway, a bit of noise hereabouts because pretty boy Justin Trudeau, son of late playboy/p… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2013 10:11PM

Cock-Ring of the Gods


Can't see a way to send you a PM.

Given the outpouring of love and sorrow about Sirenita, a wonderful demonstration of our community here, how about - if not the entire cover - featuring a few posts that have been put up for her and her thank-you post.  … Read full post »

JULY 24, 2013 4:35PM

Song for Sirenita


I have another RL friend, who is in a similar situation.  She is taking it gracefully too, and when I visted she said her motto is "Every day is brilliant." A group of us did a ritual for her at the Full Moon on Monday and sang this chant.  It's… Read full post »

JULY 18, 2013 5:45PM

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JULY 3, 2013 9:50PM

The Language Police - real ones


Francophone nationalists got voted into power in Quebec's last election and have busily set about fighting incursions of English language into the French province.

Bilingual signs are still permitted in commercial establishments, but the French lettering has to be three times larger than that… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2013 2:33PM

N-----s of the North


So I'm reading this Slate piece on the internet about cops in a Canadian city weeping about the death of a 'beloved' homeless drunk. Isn't that sweet, I thought.  "Kind-hearted Canada."

Death of Beloved Town Drunk Reduces Canadian Cops to Tears

By Justin Peters


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Four species of aliens, including the Tall Whites (no, not snowbacks from Scandinavia) who are working hand-in-hand w. some elements of the U.S. govt. to establish an evial One World Government.

Interesting how the clip is standard craziness until the end when it turns into a sane and compassi… Read full post »


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MAY 27, 2013 7:46PM

My Evening in a Flying Saucer


Okay, not really. It's just that I kept thinking that. It was suggested that we close our eyes, listen, and meditate in whatever way we do it, and evidently that's how I do it.

I was at a crystal bowl concert. That's BOWL, not ball. And… Read full post »