The Landlady


Taken August 31, 2014 with Samsung Galaxy S3

Ruby and I have been playing cribbage together since early in 2007. Usually she wins – lots of times I get skunked, and now and again she’s double-skunked me. I don’t know how many games we’ve played in all that time, but I know how many times I’ve beaten her.

Twice. Twice.

One of those two times was tonight.

And tonight I. Skunked. Ruby.

If it weren’t a Sunday, I’d have bought beer by now, to celebrate. A whole case of beer.

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Pancreas” – Weird Al Yankovic

Oh Mother...! The Father Chronicles

My Dad Died Several Years Before I Was Born…

Matt & Maude Falls('round about the first time he "died"...)
Matt & Maude Falls
(’round about the first time he “died”…)

My dad died in July of 2008. It’s still really weird to say that. I’ve been thinking about him a lot, lately, and I haven’t yet told the story about the first time he died, which was a few years before I was born.

Except he wasn’t really dead… just… the whole town thought he was. It’s like a sitcom episode.

Charitable Plugs

Pledge a Favourite Crazy Person in the 2014 Muddy Moose Charge!

Muddy Moose Charge - 2014Click the pic to pledge a runner raising money for The Canadian Cancer Society
Muddy Moose Charge – 2014
Click the pic to pledge a runner raising money for The Canadian Cancer Society

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Come Together” – The Beatles

Charitable Plugs Video...

Risking Life and Limb for ALS – Now That’s a Humanitarian!

… or maybe I mean “Frogetarian…?”

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Wake Up” – Arcade Fire

CANADA Music Photography Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Slideshows Square One Block Party Vicarious Tourism Video...

The 2nd Annual Square One Block Party

It’s the 2nd Annual Square One Block Party!!!

Case’s Music on Queen St. hosted the 2nd Annual Queen St. Block Party this weekend. I didn’t get to see it all – I was hampered by a 2 hour parking limit with a 15 minute walk to and from the event from the van.

Are the days of The Walk-About gone? God, I hope not – those were the best times for photos. I think I got some of my best shots on the way to events, never mind at the events.

Anyway, here’s what I caught…

Little Bits of Stupid Music Video...

I Have a Secret…

Val Kilmer, 2000
Val Kilmer, 2000

I think if I were to admit my deepest, darkest secret, it would have to be my dream of producing music videos. I have a really fantastic, eloquent sequence for the Cake tune, “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”, but it involves Val Kilmer circa 2001 and a woman stripping on a city street, so somehow I don’t think I’ll be able to get it made anytime soon…

Photography Slideshows

The “Edible – Maybe” Slideshow

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Just Like the Movies – Regina Spektor”


Rest in Peace Ms Bacall…

Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall

Oh, Shazbot!

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

Robin Williams made nearly 50 appearances on The Tonight Show. David Letterman gave him a wonderful tribute in return.


Photography Real Life

There’s a New Guy in Our Midst…

Taken August 2, 2014 with Samsung Galaxy S3

Em came home last week with a lizard. I had mixed feelings about this lizard, but felt the need to keep my mouth shut on this one – Em had been planning for him for so long…