Narnia at the Farm

  I’m sleeping with the dogs at the farm for the next 10 nights, and keeping the home fires burning for my brother. He has run away to Hawaii, the shit. After swearing at the coffee maker that I couldn’t get to “coffee” (again – this happened to me this past summer when I “farm-sat”, […]

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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 […]

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Sun-Fried Brains Day…

Ky and I spent the day, hatless, like idiots, on the beach at Pointe des Chenes on Lake Superior. It was a good day. Sun-Fried Brains, and all… Not-So-Random Song-for-the-Day: Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys

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A Not-So-Phony $3 Bill…

Posted by Les Becker on February 11, 2013 in CANADA, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, The Landlady, Vicarious Tourism |
The Haweater $3 Bill

When Ruby ran a restaurant on The Manitoulin, the Tourist Association put out “The Haweater 3-Dollar Bill”. It was valid currency in most businesses, as well as every bank and credit union on the island. She doesn’t think it’s still in circulation now, but I think it was a really cool idea to keep visitors […]

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The BuskerFest Blogelation – Update

Well, it’s all over except for the rendering… LOL! I’ve had an incredibly wonderful weekend, and the only disappointment has been that it’s all over. . . Except for the hard part. I have gotten behind (what else is new?), but this time, at least, it’s not entirely my fault. I can blame it all […]


Blogelation – Buskerfest 2006 – Day 2

Kids by the droves today! I couldn’t get them all to stand still enough to get good shots. These ones were both patient and happy. Usually, where kids are concerned, those two things don’t necessarily go together. She tried real hard not to let me take her picture, but I managed. She agreed to let […]


Blogelation – Buskerfest 2006 – Day 1

I’m cheating. “Today” is “Tomorrow”. Cujo will know exactly what I mean. I had a back and forth email conversation with a friend the other day about how time gets away from us, and, you know, I wish I had a way to just pause things for the rest of you so I could get […]


The Blogelation and Kenny vs Spenny

Posted by Les Becker on August 9, 2006 in CANADA, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, The Blogelation - 2006, Vicarious Tourism |

Kenny, of Kenny vs Spenny, himself is visiting our fair city this very day to take on one of our local boys in an arm wrestling match, for no good reason other than that this sweet little 14-year-old kid shares the same name as Kenny’s best bud/arch enemy, Spencer Rice, AKA “Spenny”. Soo Spenny is […]

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Let the Blogelation Begin!

The Blogelation!! T-minus 8 hours or some such, folks! I’m getting very excited. There’s going to be some really good music at RotaryFest tonight. As an “Official Guerilla Journalist”, I’ll be covering Second Stage between 5 and 11. I have not yet had the chance to hear any of these bands so far, and being […]


Blogelation – Guerilla News in Sault Ste. Marie, ON Canada

Blogelation!! Guerilla News!! I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be a part of this! This is so exactly what I’ve been trying to do for the last 2 years: “Relationship Marketing”. Now, I guess we can amend that to “Relationship Marketing through Guerilla Journalism” for the Blogelation. When I was […]


Crystal Falls, Hiawatha, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Posted by Les Becker on June 11, 2006 in CANADA, Photography, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Vicarious Tourism |

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd


“Millenium Fountain” at Night, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Posted by Les Becker on June 6, 2006 in CANADA, Photography, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Vicarious Tourism |

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Sheep Go to Heaven” – Cake

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