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Next to Google, my second favorite invention of the 2000s was the iPod.  More specifically, the advent of podcasts.  Every radio talk show is pretty much available to download and listen to on demand for free.  Shona and I have … Continue reading

July 17, 2010 General

Oh Baby

Well a week later, and baby Aaron is doing great.  He’s pooping and eating and doing all of the things that a baby is suppose to do.  He likes watching poker and The Practice. He certainly is a ball of … Continue reading

May 26, 2010 General

Jesus Christ Superstar

This was the third time that I had seen JCS.  It was an excellent version.  The band was amazing.  My only criticism was the venue (K-Rock Centre) made it very difficult to hear.  I wish it would have been louder. I liked that … Continue reading

May 4, 2010 General

News Roundup

Shona and I are settling into our new house nicely.  We bought a new washer and dryer, and oh boy do they go.  The washer spins so fast it sounds like it is part jet engine.  It isn’t noisy, just … Continue reading

April 29, 2010 General

I was East in this deal.  Just us bidding, Shona opened 1H (8-12) – 1S – 1NT – 4S Opening lead 7C.  I came to 11 tricks, but not in the way I envisioned when I first saw dummy.   Trick 1 … Continue reading

April 22, 2010 General


We went and saw The Beatles last night, and Ringo did all the singing.   Perhaps I am still in denial. For our Kinsmen Mystery night, Les organized a terrific meal capped with a trip to the KROCK Centre to … Continue reading

April 21, 2010 General

Pictures of the New House

April 14, 2010 General

Google Developing Tablet to Take on iPad

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has confirmed that his company is developing a tablet device based on the Android operating system, according to friends that spoke to the executive at a recent event in Los Angeles. The New York Times reports that Google … Continue reading

April 13, 2010 General

As You Like it

I had the pleasure of reading this play before we moved.  It was pretty funny.  When I came across the line  ”All the worlds a stage”, I read it to Shona aloud.  She had the same reaction as me ‘oh … Continue reading

April 8, 2010 General

Toronto Regional

Let me first say congratulations to Dan Korbel, who’s team won the Percy Sheardown KO!  Quite a feat. We had a good weekend, we won a flight III KO, and came second in the B/C/D swiss.  Besides the bridge, it … Continue reading