Monarch Butterflies

I watched a great National Geographic documentary over the weekend on TVO about various animal migrations. One of these was the trek of the Monarch Butterfly from Mexico to Canada and back. I’ve always been fascinated by these butterflies: they don’t cause the average person any harm (like moths for instance), they don’t sting orContinue reading “Monarch Butterflies”

Win-Win situation

Canada has way too many Lamprey eels; tradition dictates that the City of Gloucester in east England presents the Queenwith an eel pie to celebrate her diamond jubilee. Problem is there are no more Lamprey eels in the Gloucester area. Solution: Canada presents Gloucester with eels. We get rid of a few parasitic eels andContinue reading “Win-Win situation”

Tourist speaks of ‘nightmare’ attack by two cheetahs

I’m not a big fan of zoos to begin with, and this story from South Africa is yet another example of people doing dumb things and innocent animals being endangered. A woman is “attacked” by cheetahs; were the cheetahs walking down her street and just turned on her? Were they in a mall and jumpedContinue reading “Tourist speaks of ‘nightmare’ attack by two cheetahs”

Charles and Camilla to visit Canada over Victoria Day Weekend

According to The Star Charles and Camilla will visit Canada over Victoria Day Weekend – or as it is called here Fete de Dollard. It seems this is part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities. Alas they won’t be coming to Montreal so no need for me to spruce up the guestroom – Will andContinue reading “Charles and Camilla to visit Canada over Victoria Day Weekend”

Electric razor vs. blade: or both?

A little something light for Friday. I thought that I’d give an electric razor a shot – even suggested it might make a nice Christmas gift for the man who has everything, me. I started using the electric razor immediately and found that it was convenient and fast, it didn’t strip my skin of theContinue reading “Electric razor vs. blade: or both?”

War on drugs…

In his current article Andres Oppenheimer discusses the concept of the war on drugs and how it may change in the near future. This arising from the recent summit in Columbia. Unfortunately the Secret Service seemed to be doing research on another vice – prostitution!! (Will this issue make Obama a Vice President?) Related articlesContinue reading “War on drugs…”

IKEA Hotdogs

There are many great reasons to go to IKEA, including the new disposable cardboard camera, but first among them are the hot dogs.  Not only are they tasty and cheap, but you don’t have to put them together…no assembly required!!! Related articles IKEA’s electronics venture continues with a cardboard disposable digital camera (