New Duds, Ehhh

I can’t decide which is worse, the referee at the World Under 20 FIFA World Championship Game in Toronto between Chile and Argentina or all the different Dud themes I have been trying on this website. …. It was the referee – so many poor calls, so much dive dive diving by the Argentinian players (ironic…

Last Dance

It was hot, humid and smoggy in Toronto last night. Well the smog lifted a little and so did spirits as I discovered that the Scottish Country Dancing had returned to grace the Edwards Gardens on a Tuesday June evening again. A friend remarked that Edwards Garden is a jewel – and a crowning jewel…

The Bikers of Eastern Ontario

Bikers are to Canada as Huns were to Medieval Europe. Right away when I say bikers I bet you think of the Hells Angels or the bloody internecine club warfare and slaughters in Southwestern Ontario or parts of Quebec, leave alone Alberta and the East Coast. Now not all bikers are under the umbrage of…

Art Galleries Along Highway 2 in Eastern Ontario

Now you can’t take pictures in most art galleries. Yes, the AGO-Art Gallery of Ontario allows the public to take pictures in the Henry Moore room – and what a fabulous bounty that is. But in general Art Galleries and pictures taking don’t mix too well. And of course, CVD-Cameras Verboten Disease is spreading to…

Warkworth Library, Saturday Morning

Its off to the the Warkworth Library – time at last to get some postings done….whoa, this is Saturday morning so I immediately step into the midst of Saturday Morning Fun and Creation. Today’s project is to make a Father’s Day TinyTot Footprint Card’s and associated Mural (see above). So I have to tread carefully…

Luminato Redux

Luminato is a ten day Summer festival in Toronto that has a serious problem – it is way too stuffy and controlling. There is a website list of ten does and don’ts before you even arrive on the grounds. Supposedly geared for family fun – don’t bring an oversized bag – it may be confiscated.…

Scottish Country Dancing in the Gardens

Toronto Edwards Gardens has a reputation for great floral displays throughout the year; but recently I got a most pleasant surprise beyond the floral beauties and lilac fragrances. What caught this observers senses were the sights and sounds of Scottish Country Dancing on the grounds by the Garden’s old barn: The music guided me and…

My Jog Today

Today I went for a jog. Now I live right next to Toronto’s beautiful jogging mecca, High Park. But there is a barrier – about a km of pavement along Bloor Street which manage to punish my knees and kidneys enough each way that I prefer to run nearby. Fortunately, Bishop Marocco High right across…

Toronto Public Library Gets It Wrong

Toronto Public Library – the main branch has finally caught up with the sticks … the smaller libraries in towns like Hastings, Warkworth, Campbellford, and Port Hope which have been offering free Wifi connections to the Internet for the past year or two. Now as a TO tax paying beggar, I know I should not…

New Duds

I am trying out a new theme, new clothing for our website. The idea is three columns, wide center column, and more distinctive headers for the sidebar entries. I may add background and header graphics, and different header font styling. But for now .. welcome to Blueline.

Birthday Boy in Town

What does a Birthday Boy do in Town ? Why of course – he takes some pictures and writes a poem To his Sweetheart, Madame Spring Spring, my delicate white to satin beauty what can I  trill and sing to thee tremulously to invite your attentions and soft whispers? Spring, do you reply saucy rouged with crimson fragrance and warmth running through…

Toronto FC – Inaugural Game

Soccer (= Football to the rest of the World) is upon us. One can see it in the the fun of the kids game right next door. Its a cool day but the girls, after appropriate drills, are not swirling like bees around the ball, but are passing and running with aplomb. Kids drilling on…