Month: February 2014

It’s Flashback Week!

This week I’m bringing back some of my early posts from this blog. I’ve been moving some to a new overflow site on Weebly and while rereading them a few cried out for revival! So please indulge me while I go retro this week, which is also Reading Week for my students at Fanshawe. Comments are open.

Brandt’s Randt – Vacation Envy

From a colleague’s complaints about having to pack to an acquaintance’s whines about missing one afternoon of sunshine out of seven, I’ve had it with vacationers who have negative stories to tell about getting away from this horrible winter.  Please tell me you had a great time, show me photos, give me highlights but don’t you dare bitch about it! …

Meet Joe

The story of Joe has captured the hearts of animal lovers in southwestern Ontario.  Some dirtbag shot the sweet little kitty with a pellet gun and he was found on the side of a road near death with 17 pellets in his head.   …

Old Tyme Radio

Derek had the shell of an old radio. We have a couple of intact ones upstairs but this one was in no shape for a prominent display area. It was missing chunks of veneer, the speaker cloth – not to mention a speaker – and a piece of one corner of the footing was broken off in a jagged mess.  …