The Rockies, the morning after, into Vancouver

The Rockies, the morning after, into Vancouver

This is the view that greets me this morning. The view from the other side of our train car isn’t too shabby either. The clouds hide the peaks, and it’s long stretches in-between glimpses of anything other than very raw nature. We cross over another train, this one ferrying freight, both of us on bridges. These guys are working in the very cold, in the snow, in a space perhaps 10 meters wide, between cliffs dropping down to the river…

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On The Canadian, Edmonton to Vancouver

On The Canadian, Edmonton to Vancouver

Our family business in Edmonton having been accomplished, after a months’ work, we’re ready to move on, southward. The weather has been incredible, from an unseasonably warm 15 C when we arrived to a chilly -25 C today (with wind chill that’s in the neighborhood of -40 C). I took an hours walk on our last night here, just to say I did. Packing done, apartment-cleaning done, our next voyage is one sleep away… This morning, at 06:30, we’re arrive…

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The HUB Mall displays an unusual rainbow pattern tonight

The HUB Mall displays an unusual rainbow pattern tonight

Unlike the HUB Mall’s usual late-night color single-color state:Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Tonight it’s displaying an unusual rainbow pattern. It’s beautiful to see, and the photo doesn’t capture it. I wonder whether it’s a late-in-the-event bit of solidarity with the repressed gay and lesbian communities of Russia, as tomorrow marks the end of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (and the Canadian hockey team going for the gold). Whatever the reason, the colors are pretty.

Winners all around today

Winners all around today

You know you’re with a Canadian when (1) there’s maple syrup in the sugar bowl, (2) she accessories with earmuffs, and (3) she wakes you up at 05:00 on a Sunday to watch her country beat IKEA at her country’s national sport). I’m not complaining. :-) Tim Horton’s — Canada’s beloved coffee chain — is having a Roll Up the Rim to Win contest. I went with Carmella’s dad, and won a free coffee! I brought that free coffee home to…

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Migrating to WordPress

Migrating to WordPress

Long story, to be put here someday. I’ll be migrating content starting in early 1990s from UserLand Frontier to WordPress. Let’s see how it goes…

Fri 13 February 1998 – Sat 16 May 1998

Fri 13 February 1998 – Sat 16 May 1998

Sat 16 May 1998 Apparently Frank Sinatra couldn’t cope with life sans Seinfeld. enjoying a production of “The Guardsman”. Powerful sets; minimalist. The acting was good, but not up to what we’ve been led to expect. After a wonderful meal of sushi hand-rolls, mostly hamachi-negi and unagi, we strolled by the Mission Street Police Department, where we found a live .22 caliber bullet. I gingerly picked it up and delivered it to the officer on duty, safely ensconced behind a…

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About this site (archived)

About this site (archived)

Sometime in the late 1990s… This web site has been around since sometime in late 1993 or early 1994. It’s always been created on Apple trailing in a sad third place. I’ve used a variety of tools to maintain this site. In the early days it was enough to use Apple’s basic text editor TeachText, later SimpleText. For the longest time I used Bare Bones Software’s BBedit powerful text editor. These days I render a site – pour the content…

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