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Author: mandmweb

Binds that tie

I haven’t had much to say here in years. God knows if I will now. Times were, three or four people checked in on me here during the week, but I guess I’ve long since let them down. But it occurs to me just to fire something off into the darkness. So right now I’m working contract for a government ministry. I’m coming up on five weeks left, with no extension or other job prospect in sight… though believe me, I’m trying. I’m a little scared. I’ve been here before and I don’t like it, and I’d give a lot to just find something solid again and settle into it for several years. It almost seems like those jobs aren’t available anymore. At least not to me. But, like I said, I’m trying. I actually got a face-to-face interview about three weeks ago (spoiler alert: they’ve since gone with another candidate). It wasn’t a bad commute; one twenty-minute bus ride to about six minutes and two stops of subway time. I’ve certainly had worse commutes. And the work sounded interesting and rewarding. So an interview was booked for 4 in the afternoon. Strictly speaking, I work till 5, but within w hours or so, you can book off for “appointments” and make up the time later. So I did. So now comes the fun part. Just before leaving, like...

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ABC Wednesday – E

  Click the logo at left to see posts by other people! The letter for this current week is E! One of my favorite “silly” poems is (my second grade students used to love it!) Eletelephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards Once there was an Elephant,Who tried to use the telephant—No! No! I mean an ElephoneWho tried to use the telephone—(Dear me! I am not certain quiteThat even now I’ve got it right.)Howe’er it was, he got his trunkEntangled in the telephunk;The more he tried to get it free,The louder buzzed the telephee—(I fear I’d better drop the songOf Elephop...

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Home again

You can see for yourself, right here on this blog. On May 12, 2006, I bought a Canon Powershot S80. If I remember correctly, it cost me in the neighbourhood of just shy of $600. It was a marvel at the time and to me, it still is. Not quite two years later, early in January of 2008, I bought a second-hand Powershot G9. Partly to defray the cost, I sold that S80 to P-Doug for (again, IIRC) $200 on January 26. Yesterday, as a kindness, he gave it back to me. It seems strange to say, given I...

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Bathurst back in business

Bathurst Street became a through street again from Lake Ontario to Holland Landing at the end of 2016. I didn’t get out there till October to follow up on that. I’ve been bad for that kind of thing lately. Apologies later; details later. For now, if you’re still out there, here’s a video that compares driving north up Bathurst and south down Bathurst in July and September of 2013 respectively, compared to doing the same now (October, 2017). Source...

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