Lazy Larry

Theresa May is to become Britain’s newest Prime Minister. I read in the New York Times that she is due to take up residence at 10 Downing Street immediately and that she will be greeted by Larry the cat. This made me laugh as I had written about Larry a few years ago, it was […]

Beach Day

Day four or is it five?  Honey is losing steam. Her grandma mode is fading and everyday she seems just that much more worn out. I think I can use this to my advantage.   “You know Honey,” I would say, “if we lived on an island thousands of miles away they are less likely […]



There is one real advantage to getting out of bed in what others would consider the middle of the night, the solitude. You are not really alone but at four in the morning you’re pretty damn close.   I personally like it, not the days when I’m getting up to go to work but the […]

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 1

It’s June and here I am thinking about winter get-a-ways. This is because I have received two communications in the last week to do with said subject. The first came from Ginger and The Earl. The second came from a couple Honey and I met two years ago, Rock and Stream. I had a hard time […]

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 2

February 2015   The Afternoon Shift   When we last left our merry band of refugees they were parked in a cantina in Rio San Juan enjoying a cold beverage on a hot day.   Rio San Juan is a city/town of about 9,000 people. Most of which were not to be seen on that […]

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 3

February 2015   The Night Shift   Okay this is the last shift… I promise. The whole thing is starting to sound like a story from a six year-old. “Then we… and then we… and then I said…” You get my point, so I will try to make this brief(ish).   It gets dark in […]

Deadly Critters

It’s been raining here for the better part of two weeks which means two things, my over-fertilized wedding grass from last year has grown three inches and there are a billion mosquitoes lurking in it. They’re just waiting for me to mow the lawn. I can hear them buzzing out there, taunting me, “Yum, Yum, […]

This Snow Won't Go

I have to cheat this week, I didn’t get anything new finished. For any new reader’s that may not understand the new name of this blog, it stems from the picture and my ongoing battle with Mother Nature, my one true nemesis in life. The bitch hates me!   November 2012   I am Canadian, […]

I Pay Their Salaries!!!

Well it seems that the Americans are not the only country that can put fun into dysfunctional. We Canadians can serve it up too.   This week in Canadian parliament our Prime Minister, the right honourable Justin Trudeau, elbowed a female member of the opposition party in the chest. The New Democratic party yelled foul […]

Row One Seat One

This is my opinion. Do not mistake the following of being an actual, factual news article. It’s just what I think.   I am Canadian; have been all my life. Being Canadian is not the same as being American even though much of the world views it as such. Our social, economic and political systems […]