Picasso in Progress

Every once in a while I make a reference to my paintings.  Truth is, I haven’t put brush to canvas in more than a year but on the weekend I built a new easel so I’m one step closer to getting back on the hobby horse.  I just have to decide where I’ll set up my makeshift studio.  …

More Kitchen Coverage

In today’s London Free Press Homes section there’s a description and pictures of how we redid our kitchen.  Kudos to How’s Business for the lion’s share of the work!  Once you see the “before” you can understand why we needed to create the “after”. …

“Kitchen Confidential” House Proud, The Toronto Sun

My new home has many charms. It’s not too big but not too small, just right for two busy people who do many things together and some things on their own. The backyard is massive, and we’re trying to decide how to use it. Friends have suggested we install a private airstrip or rent it out for festivals. But the kitchen was another story. …

Is Lost Losing It?

I’m as hooked on Lost as ever.  It had me when a survivor from the initial crash was sucked into a jet engine in episode one.  Yeah, it’s dark and so am I.  But I’m wondering how far off the path of reality it will have to wander to tie everything together.  …

Economic Musings

Descriptions of the state of the economy have already descended into cringe-worthy cliches.  Sure, we have troubles here, but it’s the US that really dropped the financial ball and is feeling the worst of the crisis.  …

Updates on Things

In a previous posting I shared the supposed interest a producer of Steven and Chris (CBC-TV) had in profiling me on the program.  They have my photos.  I have no news!  I have been too busy to check out the show myself so I have no idea if something was done in my absence or if they’re still considering it or… …