An Ode to Bussers and Dishwashers

If you know me or have read this blog over the years, you will no doubt be aware of my fondness for bars. Not only bars but those who tend them. My appreciation of bartenders, true artists, negates my ever trying to have a go at mixology. I’m doing just fine on this side ofContinue reading “An Ode to Bussers and Dishwashers”

Roosters Need Snooze Buttons

When your rooster crows at the break of dawnLook out your window and I’ll be goneYou’re the reason I’m a-travelin’ on But don’t think twice, it’s all right -BOB DYLAN, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right While in Costa Rica recently we stayed in a semi-rural area called San Josecito de San Isidro de Heredia.Continue reading “Roosters Need Snooze Buttons”


It was always our intention to marry, and with family travel plans coming together, this summer seemed an ideal opportunity to tie the knot. So last Saturday, after thirteen years with a significantly better half, I gained a wife. The preparations knocked me off my blogging schedule, but I should be getting back to normalContinue reading “Wedding”

Welcome To Montreal Casey Kasem!

Well, there is a rumour that his wife, Jean, misunderstood the concept of a ‘Bucket list’, figuring it meant things to do after kicking the bucket, not before. The strange saga of radio personality Casey Kasem’s illness and subsequent death continues. You may recall that while the legendary host of American Top 40 was veryContinue reading “Welcome To Montreal Casey Kasem!”

My List-less Life

I wouldn’t even start (a bucket list) lest I find myself having achieved everything and, with the significant amount of superstitious Irish Catholic blood coursing through my veins, fearing the end was just around the corner. Well spring break has come and gone here. My better half, or significant other, (maybe I’ll combine them andContinue reading “My List-less Life”