Friday, October 29, 2021

Smart People

I know very few smart people. What I do know is a lot of people who think they are smart.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Old Age Pension


They say the elderly live on air. This is taken into consideration when they are granted a pension. 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

True North by Gary Eller

Gritty and sad. Be prepared for vivid living conditions of Indians, side by side with a white culture during and after the depression. It emphasises all the negative aspects of racism. Finding love in all the wrong places is a natural occurrence and its results are as expected. As we read we are flooded with the work ethic of the Indians which I find to be exaggerated although the living conditions have more than a hint of truth to it. 

I just saw an add for Zesty Insurance. That name just overwhelms me with confidence.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The New Mob


When you join others on Social Media to criticize someone or a group, you are part of the new mob. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tender Victory: A Novel by Caldwell Taylor

The title of this book should be "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished". The preacher has overwhelming kindness bringing five orphans from war ravished Europe but naïve for thinking that humanity can separate prejudice. Evil can rear its ugly head no matter where you are or under what circumstances. Expecting a warm welcome, he is surprised at the hatred he faces. A Pulitzer Prize winner with emotions that run overboard, sometimes to the extreme. A book suited for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.


They say there are no such thing as witches but I can tell you I've run into a few. 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Crown Royal

That Crown Royal ad looks like a boyfriend sucking up to her father. Happy face when he opens the door to a bottle. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

World War II


WW2 was a war between Germany and Russia who eventually won it. Europe was in the war because Germany needed their resources. The rest were in the war because they couldn't mind their own business. Young men went to war because they wanted the excitement of visiting Paris and going to the Follies Bergere and the Moulin Rouge. Now you don't need to read a book about the reasons for the start of the Second World War.

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Traveling Man (The Travelers #1) by Michael P. King

The Travelling Man is the second book in the series although the first one written. The con artists are a husband and wife team and the story takes place 20 yrs. after the first one. Still a team and still not trusting each other. They are ready to con one other and any passing mark, especially if the mark is dishonest. In this mode of operation they usually make more enemies while putting their lives in danger. The book is fast paced from beginning and throughout the story. To con is their way of life and they are not above murder to fill their pockets and keep them out of jail. 

Sign of the Cross

 When you watch baseball games you see  a lot of players bless themselves but you never see this at wrestling marches.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

A Film Noir

You often hear of a film noir or a book noir. Well yesterday I had a breakfast noir, my bread got caught in the toaster.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021


I watched ABC NEWS last evening and was surprised to see that they had a number of news worthy articles.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Electric Generator on KIjiji

Yesterday was garbage day and I noticed that my neighbor across the street had thrown out an electric generator. So I skipped over to have a look at it. Of course it looked rough. The owner came out and told me its problems which didn't interest me. I told him I would put it on Kijiji and sell it for $20.00. He helped me drag it over to my place. Quite heavy. I put it up for sale and an hour later a guy put a hold on it and said he would be here the first thing in the morning. He was here at 7:40 and off it went. I am going to give $10.00 to my neighbor. I don't like seeing stuff like that being thrown out. Someone might be able to fix it or use it for parts. 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3) by Ken Follett

I am always glad to read a Follett epic, this one especially so since I lived through most of it and the events are familiar. To tell the story, he has taken the characters, their relatives, acquaintances and ancestors and woven it into the fabric of world changing and everyday events. I have a better understanding of the period when all the events are tied together. It is unfortunate that his political leanings sometimes take precedence over unbiased writing. At times his writing slipped into the area of  descriptive porn which was unnecessary. 

Friday, October 1, 2021