Month: February 2010

Do You Need a Spork? House Proud – The Toronto Sun

I equate shopping for technology with trying on string bikinis under fluorescent lights, in public, on live television. I’m sure it’s not as embarrassing but I dread it just as much. Food shopping is a necessity and not my idea of fun. Given a choice, I’d prefer to spend a stolen hour devoted to browsing among unusual items. So a recent outing with a girlfriend to hit a string of home stuff stores was a welcome way to spend a sunny Saturday. …

Twitter Twits

My Blackberry buzzed yesterday afternoon with the surprising and sad news that Gordon Lightfoot had died.  “Damn”, I thought.  “Last I heard he was doing well.”  …

Move In Day

If you’ve ever been to a trade show, say, the auto show or a boat show, you probably haven’t even thought about what it takes to get all of those vehicles indoors, safely, efficiently and without any crashes or catastrophes.  …

Baby Blues

There was a Family Day rally at Queen’s Park.  About 60 couples protested the fact that OHIP doesn’t cover invitro fertilization for those who can’t conceive.  The procedure goes for about $10,000. per treatment and sometimes several rounds are needed.  For many couples, it doesn’t even work.   …

Journey’s End

He made it! My brother is “there”.  He’s in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego.  He arrived on his road-worn BMW motorcycle during a blizzard and he tells me hundreds of people, locals and fellow tourists,  took his photo as he pulled into the city. …

Kit-sanity!

I don’t want to leave the impression that spending the night in Lucan at the home of Sir William the kitten was a chore.  It was not.  I would do just about anything for my friends, the humans belonging to this feline.  But I think it was a lesson from the Great Gazoo. …