April 2021


A Message From Transport Canada

Consistent with Zurika, the terrorists have already won.


Although I actually have a dark horse candidate for my vacation this fall that’s still under consideration, I want to point out two spots that forced a trip to Alberta, Canada to one of the top spots on my list.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump—with a name like that, I’m not really sure I have to explain […]

Let’s Get Moist!

No Ego Here, Just Books.

Today is Canada Day, so to my Canuck Friends, and almost-Canuck Friends, let me wish you the very best.

Although I am from the States, I have to confess that I really like Canada. It wasn’t one of the listed options on my vacation suggestions post, but I have […]

America Week At Lidl

Thanks to an alert blogger somewhere (I forget which one, my apologies), I was made aware that Lidl is having American week. I trooped over to a nearby Lidl and went shopping for all my favorite “American” products.

For example, I could buy canned corn-on-the-cob!

Nothing says FRESH like Canned.

Now a lot of […]

Oh Canada!

Awesome Airport Art

The flight from London to Detroit was, as the pilot promised, 30 minutes from take off to touch down—and with it, my journey home began.

The funniest moment of the day, for me, was my trip through security at the London Airport. The polite and nice security guard appreciated the fact […]

This is…

Gosh, I feel a lot like Edward R. Murrow, looking out above London.

Yes, I am in London—I’ve checked into the Hilton, wandered through town, ate a late lunch at Covent Gardens, and wandered along the Thames River.

Yes, London, Ontario, has Covent Gardens and the Thames.

Positively Brilliant, if you ask me.

Covent […]


The Tour Starts Here!

I really like Canada.

It’s easy to see why people want to live here—heck, I could see myself living in Canada.

Friday I took advantage of the free tour of downtown Toronto offered by the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement District. I forget the name of my tour guide, but she […]

Canadian Sense

I won’t ask my Canadian readers to defend Canada, but I’ve always been under the impression that the country is imminently sensible, filled with diverse, intelligent, and friendly people (save for Quebec).

For me, whenever I hear about insane US policies, I presume that they are not adopted by Canada because Canadian policy makers look […]

Stinky Trip

My trip from Weimar to Rotterdam was memorable for all the wrong reasons.

It stunk.

From Weimar to Frankfurt the train was crowded and I was assigned a crappy seat across from a woman who did not smile once the entire trip. In fact, her face wasn’t even neutral. It was in a perpetual frown. […]

Trois questions

More Canada

Originally uploaded by elmada.

Since I asked Nome three questions, she reciprocated and it’s now time for me to answer.

1) Do you remember the first boy you had a crush on? How old were you, and what was he like? (Cuter than the water glass kid at the Sandbar, I […]