Almost two years ago I installed solar collectors on our Edmonton home and garage. Neither location was perfect- one facing WSW rather than South and one partially covered with shadow […]
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Most Eco Solstice Tree
In the perennial seasonal debate about the best kind of Solstice/Christmas tree we have been around the choices labyrinth. From the trees we harvested on our own land near Joussard, […]
Sorry, Riverdale is Full
The Economist USA – April 20, 2019, has an article on urban development that gives an interesting analysis that can usefully be applied to my home community of Riverdale. The […]
Our Guatemalan Adventure
Our long time friends Ted and Joanne Koopmans invited us to come along and house-sit a house that a friend of theirs had made available for 4 weeks in February. […]
An encounter with the Chinese health sys...
You can tell when a blogger is getting old by the percentage of their posts relating to health issues- and especially their own. This is one of that genre. About […]
Classical Chinese Dance and Music Concer...
Did I ever tell you about the time I starred in a Classical Chinese Dance and Music presentation? Last night my host here at Jiangnan University invited to go with […]
Teaching at Jiangnan University, Wuxi Ch...
My 4 week trip to China is a week done, and I thought I would document the trip to date (you know us old guys have trouble remembering the details!). […]
Our trip to Italy – April 2017
Note: What follows is a 6 page account of the 24 days that Susan and I spent as tourists in Italy in April 2017. Hopefully it can be used by […]
Our Spanish adventure
Unlike most of our voyages, this month I was accompanying my wife Susan on a trip to her conference. She registered in the 16 European Symposium on Suicide Prevention that took […]
1st Birthday – Riverdale’s Little Free L
My Little Free Library celebrated its birthday with a party for its patrons on Saturday. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t terrific, but the rain held off long enough for cake, music and […]