Saturday, February 25, 2017


Another birthday...sigh. Here I am, turning six, in Leaf Rapids in 1975. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mush, Mush

Here's another photo of the dog sledding race at the Leaf Rapids Winter Carnival, sometime in the mid-70s. That looks like an insurmountable lead to me. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Leaf Rapids Winter Carnival

Back in the 1970s, the Leaf Rapids Winter Carnival featured, among other things, a competitive dog sledding race. I have only the vaguest memories of this event, but it must have been something to see. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the carnival still exists, though I wonder...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Seventh Stooge

Someone should make a 3 Stooges short from the perspective of a medical professional who witnesses, with incredulity, the Stooges' antics. "He should have a concussion!" "Why aren't all of his bones broken?"

I think it would be a riot.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Will Don Draper Ever Learn?

I'm almost through season six of Mad Men, and I must say that Don Draper is one of the most frustrating characters in television. Somewhere in there I'm sure there's a good person struggling to get out, but...he makes the same mistakes over and over and over again.

Maybe his epiphany comes in season seven. Or maybe he'll cheat on his wife, overindulge his bad habits, and come up with one last brilliant ad concept. 

Monday, February 20, 2017