Month: October 2021

Goodlife 10km Run

The outpouring of love and support for the Run/Ride Brad and doing on Sunday morning, November 7th is staggering and gratifying. It warms my heart to have so many people cheering us on and all those who now plan to join us on the course in 10 km and/or meet us at the Finish line ….  Read More

Staycation – Crow’s Nest

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Janet and I are in a part of Nova Scotia we’ve never ventured into before. The Airbnb is called The Crow’s Nest and it is an absolutely lovely rustic cabin for a couple with a loft overlooking the main room, a spectacular view, and extremely well equipped. As soon as we ….  Read More

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods. I can eat it pretty much any time. There are lots of recipes around. I’ll share my version which is always well received whenever I serve it at home or take it on a visit. As you can see in the picture, there are two layers: ….  Read More

The Perfect Poached Egg

I love poached eggs and start almost every day with three. In my judgment the only properly cooked poached egg is one with a runny yolk but there are people who prefer them harder. Yikes; may as well have a hard-boiled egg and if you really want to ruin it, why not pickle it for ….  Read More

Regeneration – Understanding Carbon

This is my brilliant young friend from the Netherlands Wietse Slob. When he and his girlfriend flew over to join my family for Thanksgiving weekend in Queensland, he arrived with a book titled Regeneration – Ending the climate crisis in one generation by Paul Hawken. My first task was to quantify the duration of a ….  Read More

Nirvana on the Basin

How did you spend your Saturday afternoon? Janet and I, along with Christine Large and Rob Strickland enjoyed power boating around Bedford Basin with our new friends, Tam and Dan Spencer. I suspect you know I enjoy my sailboat and you may have heard me say, “I love to have friends with powerboats I can ….  Read More

First Run/Ride in the Hippocampe

Ray Richard, Brad Crossley, and I met on Sackville Street in front of Giant Halifax at 6:00 am today (Saturday, October 16th). This is where the start of the Goodlife Fitness 10km will be on Sunday morning, November 7th. Our goal was to have our first run/ride with the Hippocampe. We spent some time trying ….  Read More

Thanksgiving Staycation

Day 1 – Thursday, October 7, 2021 Today is a travel day. We plan to take a round-about route to Queensland Beach looping through the Annapolis Valley. For those not familiar with the lay the land, the distance from our apartment to the beach is about 40 km (27 miles) with a driving time door-to-door ….  Read More

Thanksgiving Plans

For Thanksgiving this year, Janet and I, Meredith, Adam, Becca and Chris, Jade and Drew, and Marissa and Melanie along with our grandson Jacob are getting together in a large AirBnB in Queensland. Roxanne and Wietse are joining us from the Netherlands and as I write, just sent the picture on the right as they ….  Read More

Film Platform – A New Role for Second Wind

This is a first to the Halifax Waterfront. These inflatable lungs have flown in Calgary, Toronto, and now Halifax. They belong to the Canadian Lung Association and will visit more communities next summer. This picture is obviously taken from the onshore. If you take a close look, you will see a sailboat in the harbour. ….  Read More