Carlos’ Vacation Adventure/Las Aventuras de Carlos Cigarra. Unas Vacaciones Diferentes

Originally posted on The Adventures of Carlos Cicada/Las Aventuras de la Cigarra Carlos:
Just before Christmas I received an email from my friend Carlos Cicada. He wished me all the best of the season and mentioned that he was taking his family away for the school holidays. I returned the wishes and asked him…

Points of view

This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge emphasizes point of view. Below is an incident with three different takes from three different participants. Scene one – a downtown fourth floor condominium on a Tuesday at 2:30 pm A man, suspecting his wife is having an affair, comes home unexpectedly to catch her in flagrante delicto. He bursts into the bedroomContinue reading “Points of view”

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day!

To all my Canadian friends have a great Thanksgiving Day and be thankful for all we have! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that. a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans andContinue reading “Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day!”

Technical gremlins … be back tomorrow!!

Technical difficulties … be back tomorrow!!! DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that. a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please followContinue reading “Technical gremlins … be back tomorrow!!”

Best rock songs of the sixties – part one

Originally posted on Nostalgia: Back When I Was Young:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc8-aTT5kEo   DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that. a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting…

The sacrilege of going back to school in August

August Blues indeed … “Will I get that marine-wannabe lunatic for phys ed?” “Will Mrs. So-and-so be sober this year?” “Is he back, I thought he had a breakdown?” Back when I was young the new school year started on the Tuesday after Labour Day. “Summer” consisted of those days between the last day ofContinue reading “The sacrilege of going back to school in August”

Canada Day special at Hummingbird Haven

This time I know I’ve got it! Recently business at “Hummingbird Haven; where words don’t matter” has been down. In fact it was never up. Not one hummingbird to date has dropped by for a snifter of nectar. In May I tried a Mother’s Day special that flopped and left me with hundreds of tinyContinue reading “Canada Day special at Hummingbird Haven”

Canada cool according to Chicago Tribune

Canada cool according to Chicago Tribune Land of the north, Chicago is calling to you. Calling your sesame bagels, smoked meat and Tim Hortons double-doubles. Calling your low rates of gun crime, and universal health care. Calling your oil, especially your oil. We hope some of that Canadian good fortune rubs off on our city.