March Still a Lion in Montreal

Let’s hope this is Old Man Winter’s last kick at the can!   DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – 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 anContinue reading “March Still a Lion in Montreal”

Disappearing Bees Explained

In honor of World Honey Bee Day, I am re-posting this from last year. I am learning so many things from the bug world this spring. First there was the eye-opener that earthworms live by a system of rules and regulations, with lawyer worms to keep them on the straight and narrow. Then I wasContinue reading “Disappearing Bees Explained”

Happy Canada Day 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA / BONNE FÊTE CANADA On this 148th birthday of Canada I will let others do the writing about my country. No doubt this is in keeping with our reputation of being polite folks. The CBC has a piece on how Canada is perceived around the word, in which they ask Canadian Studies teachersContinue reading “Happy Canada Day 2015”

Snow is Inconvenient; But Cold Hurts!

As a blast of arctic air envelopes Montreal to start the week, the age-old debate arises. On buses, subways, on radio and in bars and cafes the discussion can be overheard: extreme cold vs. extreme snow. Certainly no one wants both, but given the choice which would you prefer. But most of all, cold friggin’Continue reading “Snow is Inconvenient; But Cold Hurts!”

Missing Bloggers

One of the most enjoyable benefits of blogging is that, over time, you come to know other writers, or at least you get an idea of their blogging persona. Subscribing to their blogs and trading comments leads to a sense of camaraderie. There are several bloggers I read faithfully, others that I check out occasionally,Continue reading “Missing Bloggers”

The McDonald’s Approach to Snow Removal: Clean Your Own Sidewalk

As North America’s northeast digs out from a whopper of a snowfall, there is one topic that, not surprisingly, often comes up at these times and that is snow clearing and removal. That’s clearing and removal; two different beasts. The difference is simple, clearing involves pushing the fallen snow out of the way to allowContinue reading “The McDonald’s Approach to Snow Removal: Clean Your Own Sidewalk”

Skilled Blog Reader!

Early this morning I was surprised to see the skill of one of my readers. He or she has visited once, seen 21 pages, but did so from six different countries!!     DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bitContinue reading “Skilled Blog Reader!”

Big Brother Is Indeed Watching; Just Ask Luka Magnotta

The building is on a busy street and overlooks an even busier sunken expressway. The heavy traffic means it is loud and dirty in the area which is mostly industrial except for a strip of lower-rent apartment buildings that remain from the days before many were razed to allow for the construction of the expressway.Continue reading “Big Brother Is Indeed Watching; Just Ask Luka Magnotta”

Cyclists Are from Mars, Motorists Are from Venus

It has finally occurred to me why some cyclists and motorists have such a hard time communicating, often leading to dangerous encounters. Like lovers of fine art, who can both look at the very same painting yet see two entirely different things, drivers and cyclists see the exact same intersection differently. So if we areContinue reading “Cyclists Are from Mars, Motorists Are from Venus”