Monthly Archives: October 2011

Simply Biscotti-number 8 in a series of ….who knows and who cares

Originally before I had a blog site, I had thought that if I had a blog site I would use it only to chronicle eating my way through the dessert counter at Simply Biscotti on Preston St. in Ottawa.  I … Continue reading

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Blog of a Blog-Ottawa International Writers Festival

The Writers Festival here in Ottawa ends today.  This year (since I am beyond full-time, flat-out work) I have had the luxury of attending a number of events.  One of the events was based on the book (and therefore the … Continue reading

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Attempts at printing double sided-aka-it’s not me, eh, madam

I have a long-standing love/hate relationship with technology.  Truth be known, that relationship extends to anything mechanical.   It’s interesting to observe the jargon that each trade/profession uses too-is that necessary?  Is it to keep the rest of us in … Continue reading

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Paying homage to my gut (reaction)

The Lead-Up History: Over the years I have not always paid attention to any visceral responses I have to situations or decisions.   It’s easy enough to talk yourself out of a gut reaction and try to rationalize your way to … Continue reading

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Guess Who? Randy Bachman

The 15th Annual Ottawa International Writers Festival is about to get underway.  There have been a number of pre-festival events.  Last night I went to see Randy Bachman. It was lovely evening.  Lawrence Wall of CBC radio one introduced Randy … Continue reading

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Woodworking (in America) Part III

Picking up from an earlier blog here’s a bit more detail on Woodworking In America (WIA) 2011 and some examples of the seminars that were held.   Saw Sharpening De-mystified by Ron Herman The quality of your work and your … Continue reading

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Friday Food- Dolsot Bi Bim Bab

We just returned from a road trip to Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and into Kentucky.  I thought I’d write a few accounts of the sights and experiences.  Here’s the first: Dolsot Bi Bim Bab is a rice dish mixed with seven … Continue reading

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