Passing the Torch

I suppose one could argue convincingly that Genealogy is an old person’s game. After all, they have time for research and documentation, they focus more on the past as they get older, they have the memories of the people in the family tree. If you look  into it a bit deeper though another trend emerges. ...

Genealogy to the Cloud

I’ve been interested in genealogy for a long time – since I was a kid I guess. Back then I tried to figure out how those great-aunts and uncles and innumerable cousins fit into the family tree. i had it pretty much figured out by age 10. Then it was just a matter of filling ...

The Devolution of Coffee Brands

I was pushing a shopping cart in Giant Tiger the other day when I saw this can of coffee on sale. It certainly brought back some memories. Back when I started in the Food Biz (an eternity ago) just about every large food manufacturer was in the coffee roasting and processing game – General Foods, ...

The Full Monty – Sorta

When it comes to blogging, I’ve been all over the place, really. I wrote articles on my personal website using HTML back in the 1990s. Then around 2002 I started posting at Blogger – I don’t think Google owned them at the time. Then my online IDs got messed up and i had to start over in ...

Super Cascode

2016 will mark an anniversary of sorts..it’s been 60 years since we got our first television set at home. A great story to tell my grandkids… Grandpa grew up without the benefit of television. We were by no means early adopters. I can remember watching “Howdy Doody” at our “rich” neighbors back around 1952, and ...

Deep in December, It’s Nice to Remember

Now that we’ve survived the ugliness of November and Black Friday nonsense, it’s time to move on to a more positive experience in The Last Month of the Year. Those who know me well would be surprised to find out I include Christmas in that positive experience. Although the 25th of December has profound religious ...

Costco Hell

I spent some time in Costco the other day. As a life experience it ranks up there with: I enjoyed a Leafs – Oilers hockey game. I had a root canal procedure, and a wisdom tooth extracted. I underwent a prostate biopsy without anesthetic. You might get the idea It wasn’t the most fun I ...