The weather over the past few days has been, to state the obvious, highly unusual. A record-setting heat wave has brought summer to Ottawa in the final days of winter. While some fret about the latest evidence of global climate change, most have shed their winter jackets and toques for tank tops and flip-flops. It … More The March Heat Wave
We made the trip down to Southern Ontario last week to celebrate my nephew Desmond’s first birthday. After a long, cold Ottawa winter, it was nice to head south and enjoy the balmy GTA weather for a couple of days. Aside from the closure of the 401 on the way home, which caused a massive … More Desmond’s First Birthday
Last week was the primary spelling bee at A’s school. While the CanSpell National Spelling Bee is for grades four and up, the school decided to hold a special “exhibition” for the primary students, and A was one of the students chosen to take part. A was pretty excited about the whole thing, although he … More The Spelling Bee
When I first moved to Ottawa, the words “Meech Lake” brought to mind two things: the 1987 negotiations with Mulroney and the ten provinces to amend the Constitution, and the fabled nude beach that existed somewhere along its shores. I’ve always been amused by the juxtaposition of naked naturalists frolicking in the water while politicians … More Meech Lake With The Boys
An epic battle between two young warriors. Brothers by birth, adversaries by nature.