A new game for Ipod owners

Top of my Playlist: celebrity song favorites of the dead and famous Jane Austen: Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce Karl Marx: Our Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil Napoleon: Anything by Kanye West Lord Byron: Anything by David Bowie Gandhi: Disco Inferno . ....

See ya

Just as you get used to them again, they’re gone. Jonathan and I had such a renaissance last fall after both daughters were moved out — visiting Prague and London and Wales and Berkeley and Stanford, then B.C. I went from being an agoraphobic afraid of the...

Give the Devil his due

Last night I watched the Devil stalking a 17th-century community in a downtown Toronto park.  We (the audience) had to follow the actors around as they performed The Witch of Edmonton, written in 1624 by members of the generation after Shakespeare. The premise of the...

Summer’s short lease

The first sign directing you to Algonquin Park, Ontario is at Pearson International Airport more than 300 km away. We’re rightly proud of it: the park is one of Canada’s biggest and most beautiful, straddling the deciduous and evergreen belts of Ontario forest and...

Encore le bun s’il vous plait

I just spent three days in Montreal at the home of one of the friends who visited me in England. The other one came too. You may remember them as Aphrodite and Venus from my London blog of last fall, the ones with whom I went to plays and Hampton Court and pubs and oh...
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