Tuesday, February 18, 2020

If you don't ask any questions, you don't have to worry about the answers.

All the buttonholes 
on my shirt are up 
and down, except 
the bottom one.
It is sideways. 

                     1985 California Prune Board Magazine Ad              

Monday, February 17, 2020


Some people are too ready to let everyone know their emotions. Just because you feel strong about something, doesn't mean you have to tell the whole world. Sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

TV Shows

Thank God for subtitles. I can now watch shows in French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian and whatever.

"The Last Flight" by Gregory Liefer

This book tells the story of an aging helicopter pilot, veteran of Vietnam, now near retirement. It is a good story covered by a blanket of sadness. It leans toward long drawn out radio messages and has flashback of his past life. Although intended for adults, it is more suitable for adult audiences. 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

"Dangers of Temptation" by James Runcie

This is the next in The Grantchester Series about a full time Church of England priest and part time detective. When I started this book, I was expecting a good murder mystery. Instead, it was a collection of a number of short stories, loosely stuck together. In the first story I thought I had blundered into a soap opera and the last story was too involved with diversity and sin.  

Police Radio

Today is #WorldRadioDay, Halifax was the first city in Canada to introduce radio patrol cars to their fleet. The transmitter was set-up on October 6, 1934 and the first car patrolled three days later.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

"Drums Along the Khyber" by Duncan MacNeil

"Drums Along the Khyber" is the first of an historical series set in 1897. It is the story of a young Lt. sent to India on his first deployment. It goes along at a good pace, not plagued by pages of description about scenery etc. It is well written. Some may be offended by the language, but it is the attitude of the times. Five stars for me.