Category Archives: How about that?

Bodie, A Genuine California Ghost Town

There are many so-called ‘ghost towns’ in North America.  But few rival the historic town of Bodie in Northern  California. It is now a State Historic Park located northeast of Yosemite Park about, 20 kms. east of Highway 395 on Bodie Road (Hwy 270), 11 kms. … Continue reading

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Happy (Burp) Valentines Day!

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A few thoughts on Valentines Day…  just a week away guys! “You’re a super wife. I’m a hapless dweeb. Happy Valentines Day.”  It’s that time of year when guys search for the perfect card…

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Venetian Gondolas

In 1818, Percy Shelley wrote:  “These gondolas are the most beautiful and convenient boats in the world. They are finely carpeted and furnished with black and painted black. The couches on which you lean are extraordinarily soft, and are so disposed … Continue reading

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Normandy Invasion Revisited, Part I

NORMANDY INVASION REVISITED, PART ONE:   Tomorrow, June 6th, is the anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy France.  In 1944, the outcome of the war was at stake. Operation Overlord was the allies’ master plan to bring defeat to the … Continue reading

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Normandy Invasion Revisited, Part II

NORMANDY INVASION REVISITED, PART II:  More re-enactor photos from Normandy, France.  For Part I of this story, click here: Part I

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Time to end TTC Streetcar “whack-a-mole?”

Remember those old war movies, when the young green paratroopers would stand at the door, looking apprehensive before their jump into the battle zone?  Watching those movies, we all knew some would not make it.  They’d drown in a river or get shot as … Continue reading

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Blue Rodeo, Sanderson Centre, Brantford, February 2011

In early February, Blue Rodeo, one of my favourite all-time  bands to see in concert was playing the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, Ontario.  The back-to-back dates there were the first shows for the full band since late fall, wrapping up … Continue reading

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Happy (Burp) Valentines Day!

A few thoughts on Valentines Day…  just a week away guys! “You’re a super wife. I’m a hapless dweeb. Happy Valentines Day.”  It’s that time of year when guys search for the perfect card to express their deepest Hallmark feelings … Continue reading

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100% Fast Response from Florida Department of Citrus

Just over one week ago, I posted my 100% Fresh Orange Juice? piece.  This follow-up story focuses on how the orange juice industry is trying to manage its brand positioning with consumers  in the aftermath of Alissa Hamilton’s book, Squeezed: What You Don’t Know … Continue reading

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100% Fresh Orange Juice?

(Click here to see the reaction and Response from Florida Department of Citrus to this story.) When I was a young kid growing up in the 60s, I enjoyed squeezing fresh orange juice as a treat.  I’d use a little plastic juicer … Continue reading

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