DECEMBER 3, 2013 8:18PM

Satanic Tour of Rob Ford Nation

 Lifted whole from  because I could not bear to leave out a word and have none of my own to add...



Wanted: van and driver for Satanic Rob Ford bus tour
The Fords have managed to derail the Rob Ford-themed
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NOVEMBER 30, 2013 6:12PM

Fork You and the Unicorn You Rode in on


- or - My Day


Got a message in my email from a New Age sound healer that “Brand New! The Lemurian tuning forks are finally here!”

“Ancient Frequencies for Future Evolution”.

 The Lemurian Tuning Forks™ feature a… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 9:45PM

Winter Goddam Wonderland


Tree and house

Overhang on garage and Buddha patio

Laneway to the road plowed, and to my daughter's place as far as the plow will go

My daughter's house is back there somewhere, and beyond that/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2013 10:18AM

Soul Circle and the Three Smokes

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 2:24PM

Request to OS management


Email I have sent to

I'm a long-standing member of OS, writing there under the name "Myriad".

There has been a very long miserable thing going on for years now of a gang of several people berating another member for little (long ago) or no reason, and it… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2013 2:33PM

Munchies First, Pot Later


In the pot factory, a table of snacks. Little sandwiches, pieces of melon, grapes, cheese... However, off to the side was another table with some very nice date squares.) (Actually date triangles, but who's counting.) (Eat two, and square 'em back up.) (Skip the ones… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 11:14PM

Toronto the Good has a Baad Baad Mayor




Just when we think we've reached the end of it with Mayor Rob Ford, another day dawns.

Today I hear by the news that at today's council meeting he was using baaad baaad language refudiating the accusations against him of cavorting with prostitutes and sexually harrassing female… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2013 9:16AM

CHRISTMOOSE by The Whore on Christmas

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She's flogging a book about the “war on Christmas” titled “Good Tidings and Great Joy.”

Exerpt from Salon article about it:

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People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracialRead full post »

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An article this morning on Huff Post about why the Danes are the happiest people on earth. IT'S CUZ THEY RAPE AND PILLAGE AND SET FIRE TO YOUR… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2013 3:54PM

What a pistol


Joan Walsh thinks Rand Paul is pissing away his chances at the GOP nom with his whiny whines about wishing he could challenge Rachel Maddow to a duel because she insists on pointing out his plagiarism.

Presumably Rand Paul would get kicked off OS! 

Several media types, including Walsh and… Read full post »



An exotic title with the hopes of grabbing your attention. I notice that a lot of OS titles in the glory days consisted of three disparate and odd things.

Anyway, this is just an account of my day and almost-night.

I went… Read full post »

OCTOBER 30, 2013 12:21PM

Return to the Nemeton


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My instructions were to meet Willow at a store called Crystal's, on a street on the edge of downtown – a somewhat dubious area not far from the Salvation Army's men's shelter,… Read full post »

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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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 »