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Unnatural Disasters

Book: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth Music: Same Old Man by John Hiatt

Drinking and Driving


Orange Jews

Book: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth Music: Vanguard Visionaries by James Cotton

The Joy of Fish

- When you go fishing and you catch something, that’s good. If you’re making love and you catch something, that’s bad.
- Fish don’t compare you to other fisherman, and neither do they want to know how many other fish you caught.
- In fishing you lie about the one that got away. In loving you lie about the one you caught.
- You can catch and release a fish, and you don’t have to lie and promise to still be friends after you let it go.
- You don’t have to necessarily change your line to keep catching fish.
- You can catch a fish on a 20-cent nightcrawler. If you want to catch a woman, you’re talking dinner and a movie minimum.
- Fish don’t mind if you fall asleep in the middle of fishing.

Book: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

Music: Our Mother the Mountain by Townes Van Zandt

He Just Did It



Yesterday was the big "3" in the life Maryse and I have chosen to spend together - our third anniversary. Maryse loves Italian food and so I made reservations at La Roma on Preston Street. We had an absolutley scrumptious meal. Maryse had trout with pasta and I had a simply delicious seafood pasta. Maryse's appetizer was an antipasta and mine was snails in a garlic and pernod sauce. We each had a cream of asparagus soup. The piece de resistance was the complimentary liqueur our server Shawna brought us when she discovered we were celebrating our anniversary. I've never had it before, but I'll be sure to have it again - Frangelico. Here's how one website describes this wonderful liqueur... We’ve talked about nutliqueurs here on The Spirit World in the past. But to the best of my knowledge this one, Frangelico, is the granddaddy of them all.
From the first moment you see the bottle you know there is a story involved. The bottle, shape…

Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Book: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

Music: The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark/Through The Morning Through The Night by Dillard & Clark


Book: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

Music: Powerglide by New Riders of the Purple Sage


Our anniversary's in a few days. Now that I think of it, maybe flowers would be a better idea!

Book: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

Music: In My Own Time by Karen Dalton

Hillary Campaign a Trainwreck Waiting to Happen

...oops, it already has.

And still with the transportation theme, if she made it to the White House after all...

Book: Exit Ghost by Philip RothMusic: Live at the Avalon Ballroom (1969) by Gram Parsons with The Flying Burrito Brothers

Mackenzie King Estate

The National Capital Commission opened Gatineau Park for the season. With the sun shining and the mercury rising I headed off for Mackenzie King Estate and some pics of the ruins. It was a very tranquil morning. Just me and the mosquitos!

Book: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth Music: Heard It On The X by Los Super 7

Tip-toeing Through the Tulips

Headed for 24 degrees today. A stroll through the tulips at Dow's Lake seemed like a good idea.

Book: Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties by Robert Stone Music: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John


A couple of visitors dropped into the backyard this morning and had a wonderful time in the pool for about half-an-hour or so...

Cleo seemed intensely interested in the goings-on...
Book: Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties by Robert StoneMusic: Vanguard Visionaries by John Hammond

Whiney Kid

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Traffic Conditions Ahead

Book: Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties by Robert Stone

Music: Great Speckled Bird by Great Speckled Bird

Damn it Jim, I'm a...

And some medical humour:

**Doctor: "Nurse, how is that little girl doing who swallowed ten quarters last night?"
Nurse: "No change yet. "

**Patient: "Nurse, I keep seeing spots in front of my eyes."
Nurse: "Have you seen a doctor?"Patient: "No, just spots."

**When the x-ray specialist married one of his patients, everybody wondered what he saw in her.


Modern Math