To the Quebec Health Authority, for having the best background music to listen to while we wait for assistance. Today’s offerings included Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” as well as a couple of mellow jazz piano selections. It’s a smart move to put good, peaceful music of this kind on as background music; […]
Whether the persistent calls of the fraudster from “Bank Security,” informing me of two purchases I hadn’t made and routing me out of bed when I was contemplating more sleep, were more of a curse or a blessing must remain to be seen. Maybe after I’ve had another cup or two of coffee I’ll be […]
Two days completely away from the Internet have given me a renewed appreciation for the joys of nature and the value of good conversation. I’d recommend such vacations from technology to almost anyone. Most of us aren’t important enough that we need to be available to all and sundry 24/7.
Since the start of my “almost no sugar” diet two months ago, I’ve lost 15 pounds. Seeing that most of my current stock of jeans are practically falling off me, I took the leap and ordered a pair of 36-inchers. They’re a bit snug, but I can wear them. Dropping a full pants size offers […]
In my use of French, I’m somewhat like a person who needs a cane in order to walk, the “cane” in this case being an occasional resort to English for words (mainly the names of things) that I simply don’t know. And like some users of canes, I do sometimes resent having to use the […]
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