Little Darling It’s Been a Long Cold Lonely Winter

  When we moved from the Toronto area to the Valley we anticipated some climate change – after all we were 400 km closer to the Atlantic and 175 km further north. That brings us into the fringes of Atlantic storm tracks and definitely into the Laurentian microclimate – invigorating. We had lived through this ...

19 Years Online

I read a good article recently about the death and possible (partial) resurrection of the Prodigy Online Service. It got me in a nostalgic frame of mind because when I first got a PC capable of online access, Prodigy was the first service I tried. This was in early 1996 so I have been online ...

A Tale of Two Sims

Simulator games attract the most fanatical of enthusiasts, and train simulators probably appeal to the hardest of hard core fans. You can include me in that category since I have two of them. Arguably the two most popular train sims are the ones I own – Train Simulator 2015 is the latest in a long ...

10 Years in Almonte

The end of February will mark 10 years since our first visit to Almonte and our decision to buy here and settle in for our retirement years. We actually moved to Almonte in July 2005 but as you can see it wasn’t July quite yet when we first came to town. As in most small ...