What now?

I haven’t blogged for awhile. The last time was a little over four years ago. Finally I have the time and inclination, my main purpose being to “Pin” some items that have been collecting on my actual desktop, but need to be trashed and yet saved....

renting Palm Springs

The internet is a wonderful thing for sure …BUT…I have spent almost my whole weekend glued to VRBO Palm Springs trying to find a place for my family and friends for February and March 2012. It didn’t have to be this weekend but, with the horrendous...

indescribably delicious

I have a number of friends who have been animal lovers their whole lives. They love them all: cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, caterpillars (are these animals?)…all of God’s creatures, distinct from the human kind. I have come to this much later in life,...

More on Montaigne

I can’t shake this guy. Neil Reynolds writing in the Globe & Mail last week quoted Montaigne extensively in connection with Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s fall from grace: “the worst thing you can say of someone is often the most truthful thing”...

navel-gazing as an art form

Last week (May 17th), the National Post published an excerpt from Sarah Bakewell’s, How to Live (Vintage, 2010). The beginning was disconcerting for a brand new blogger to read: “The 21st century is full of people who are full of themselves. A...