Small World; Small Bookshop

To say I am a creature of habit would, at least when it comes to places of residence, be an understatement. My wife and I moved into our current apartment almost 18-years ago. Prior to that I had lived in another unit in this building for 18-years. To further illustrate my home-body trait, the buildingContinue reading “Small World; Small Bookshop”

My Motown Experience

The recent death of homicidal maniac/musical genius Phil Spector reminded me of my own Motown experience. It’s difficult to reconcile those two descriptors of Spector, but he clearly showed traits of both throughout his life. My experience had nothing whatsoever to do with music. I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket as the oldContinue reading “My Motown Experience”

Irritable Vowel Syndrome

A as in annoyed. Here in Canada there are areas where people tend to use it as a little tag question at the end of a sentence as in “Great day, eh”. Therein lies the problem; all those references that are made to the Canadian “eh” and it isn’t even spelled “a”. Should be “GreatContinue reading “Irritable Vowel Syndrome”

Justify My Text

WordPress has introduced yet another version of the Block Editor. I have not been a fan of the concept from the beginning, but I thought I’d see it through and continue with the new version rather than seek shortcuts to get back to my comfort zone. But I like the look of the two neatContinue reading “Justify My Text”

Gutenberg Editor Omits Post Title

When the new Gutenberg Editor was introduced to WordPress.com I was not a big fan. But I persevered and manage to figure things out with a few work-arounds.   I found the blocks to be a real pain in the ass, and more so the fact that without inserting a snip of code, it is notContinue reading “Gutenberg Editor Omits Post Title”

Major Glitch With Gutenberg Editor

I little while back I sat down to write a blog post and was faced with the chance to switch to the new WordPress.com editor. Thinking erroneously that I could take it for a test drive then switch back if I wanted, I went ahead and agreed to give it a try. At first IContinue reading “Major Glitch With Gutenberg Editor”

Weird Job Interview

I have to imagine most of us have had an experience that gives us pause for thought over the years. One such event happened to me about twenty-five years ago. I was between contracts and looking for a job. This was before the Internet was commonly accessible and most job hunting was still done viaContinue reading “Weird Job Interview”

Who vs Whom on Campus

On the front page of today’s Montreal Gazette there is an article about yesterday’s protest at McGill University. Concordia and McGill students decried the schools’ administrations lack of action on sexual misconduct accusations. Clearly an issue of great importance. But let me disrupt your thoughts on these allegations for a moment and turn to anotherContinue reading “Who vs Whom on Campus”

WordPress, Google and Knitting a Conspiracy

I fear the people at WordPress have been fiddling with the numbers once again. I’m not a huge analyzer of statistics, but once every so often I take a gander at the number of visits I get. Lately I have looked more often because I get a notification from WordPress telling me my stats areContinue reading “WordPress, Google and Knitting a Conspiracy”