Monthly Archives: July 2002

Flaming Corsage by William Kennedy

This was pretty good. It is part of the Albany collection of books, and though this is not the first, it is easy to pick any book in the collection and enjoy it a single story. I may have to … Continue reading

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Hillside Festival

*July 26-28, 2002* *19th Annual Hillside Festival Guelph, ON* While I must obviously I must mention the music at the festival, there were so many other wonderful things about this festival that I must talk about those parts of the … Continue reading

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Plans are great, reservations are better

Both Andrea and I like to make lists. We always have a grocery list when we go to the grocery store, even when it’s just to get a few things. You could say we are great advocates of list, checklists … Continue reading

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Wanna Go?

Frank: “Wanna go?” Jeffrey: “Go where?” Frank: “For a ride” Jeffrey: ““No, no thanks” Frank: “No what?” Jeffrey: ““I don’t want to go” Frank: “Go where?” Jeffrey: “For a ride” Frank: “A ride, that’s a great idea” Blue Velvet That’s … Continue reading

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So what do you eat?

Many times when people find out I’m a vegetarian they ask, “So what do you eat?” Forgetting all great meals we’ve eaten lately, I reply, “Um, I don’t know, vegetables, pasta, beans”. I know this doesn’t sound like an exciting … Continue reading

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Monday Mission 2.29

It’s time for Promo Guy’s Monday Mission 1. Do you remember your first encounter with computers? Tell me about that. In grade four (1984) we could sign-up to come to school at 8 AM to use the brand new Apple … Continue reading

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Road to Perdition

Though Tom Hanks was fine, at times I had trouble believing he was a dangerous hit-man. Jude Law on the other hand, creeps me out. It was more than the little things like his gross teeth and nails. He seems … Continue reading

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A Widow for One Year by John Irving

At least there weren’t any people in bear-suits. I read this book when it first came out in paperback. That was in 1998, so I’ve taken long enough that I can re-enjoy not just Irving’s writing but the story. As … Continue reading

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Pecker

We watched Pecker this morning. In some ways the charm and innocence of Pecker and friends reminds me of Amelie, probably one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Some movies try to tie up all the loose ends and … Continue reading

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Mulholland Dr

“This is all a tape recording” It feels like David Lynch wants me to feel dumb. Against so many warnings I have read, we watched Mulholland Dr. last night. English is my main teaching area, I have taken numerous English … Continue reading

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