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The Christmas Tree at the Eaton Centre. - 11/30/11 03:13 PM
Some years it just seems easy to get into the Christmas spirit. Other years require a bit of a kickstart. One of the methods that I employ to ease me into the Yule-tide frenzy is to make my annual pilgrimage to the Eaton Centre, right in the heart of the Canadian retail beast. This never fails to work. It's like a personal Haj for me. I come to pay homage to the rampant commercialism that drives our economy and inspires many Canadians to live beyond their means and spend sleepless nights worrying about credit card bills. The Christmas tree at the Eaton (13 comments)
Keeping Christmas Fresh and Interesting - 11/26/11 03:07 PM
Black Friday is over. Whether you like it or not, the Christmas season is now underway. I feel that it's a bit early, but it's not something that I can fight anyway, so I might as well just join the crowd. This will be my 46th Christmas, and I must admit that I'm getting a little bored with the music. I have been listening to the same carols and songs for years now. So have you. If the Christmas season wasn't so long, perhaps I wouldn't be fed up of hearing them, but frankly I feel that I have heard them so (13 comments)
Why Do Americans and Canadians Celebrate Thanksgiving on Different Days? - 11/24/11 11:49 AM
Since 1957, Thanksgiving in Canada (Jour de l'Action de grâce) has been celebrated on the second Monday in October (the same day Americans celebrate Columbus Day). Canada has always celebrated Thanksgiving earlier, but in 1957 the Canadian Parliament declared that the second Monday in October would be recognized as; “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.’’ Why do the two countries celebrate on different days? There's a couple of reasons really. You might already have guessed the first reason, it makes logical sense. Canada (for the most part) is further (17 comments)
Trenton Ontario Santa Claus Parade 2011 - 11/22/11 04:25 PM
The annual Santa Claus Parade in Trenton will be taking place this upcoming Sunday. It's one of those events that are especially important in smaller communities. There is usually a fabulous turn out in Trenton every year no matter what the weather is like. It's not just kids who look forward to this event, adults are quite happy to attend as well. It gives us an opportunity to see people who we don't see all the time and to say hello. It's fun to see the town transformed for a couple of hours and to see people milling about in a (11 comments)
Read All About It. - 11/17/11 12:11 PM
I don't know for sure, but you probably get a lot of emails. I know I do. Most of them I just delete without reading. When I fire up the old laptop every morning I dread logging into my email simply because of the sheer volume of correspondence I get. It seems that I'm subscribed to the newsletters of every real estate organization on the continent. I also get the usual solicitations to buy viagra, bid on cheap Chinese manufactured goods, purchase real estate related trinkets, join linking networks and buy domains and build websites. God forbid I should have posted (16 comments)
Stuck For A Christmas Gift This Year?? - 11/15/11 12:13 PM
It's that time of the year again when most of us are reluctantly starting to think about Christmas, or more accurately, Christmas shopping. I'm sure that everybody has people who are difficult to shop for on their Christmas list. There are also people who we feel that we are obliged to buy presents for even though they probably don't need whatever it is we are going to end up buying for them. Personally, I don't need all the booze that gets given to me during the Christmas season. I couldn't possibly drink it all. I also am the proud owner of (7 comments)
Silly Geese in Trenton - 11/13/11 01:19 PM
It's almost the middle of November and these silly geese have decided not to go south this year. I have noticed that more and more geese decide to stick around for the winter each passing year. This may come as a relief to many people south of the border who feel that Canada Geese are a huge nuisance. I can sympathize. They are a noisy crew, they can get a little belligerent and they leave their droppings all over the place. On the positive side though, they are strangely graceful animals and I admit to having a soft spot for them. (6 comments)
Captain George's in Trenton Ontario - 11/12/11 04:23 PM
I had the pleasure of eating at Captain George's Fish and Chips in Trenton the other day. It just opened its doors a month or so ago, so I was anxious to go in and see what it was like for myself. I knew there was a Captain George's Fish and Chips in Brighton, and I had assumed that it was the only one and that it was now expanding into Trenton, but I was wrong. Apparently there are over 20 locations all over southern Ontario. You can check the map to see if there's one near you. They seem to (9 comments)
Trenton is a very logical place for this proposed memorial site. The repatriation of the bodies of the men and women who have sacrificed everything starts here at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. The stretch of highway between Trenton and Toronto is now called "the Highway of Heroes" because this is the route the motorcade takes to transport them to the coroner's office in Toronto. Thousands of people line up along the way every single time to pay their respects. Their final journey starts right here in Trenton, and this is why Trenton is the logical choice for this memorial. So (6 comments)
A Well Staged Apartment??? - 11/08/11 01:33 PM
I'm a bit of a news junkie, so I'm constantly reading the news. One of my biggest observations in the several decades that I've been doing this is that some people are truly messed up. Perhaps this doesn't come as a surprise to you. I like to think that I'm a fairly well rounded holistic thinker, and that I try to understand the full story, not just the little snippet of the story that the press reports. People's motivations and environment have to be taken into account to gain a fuller understanding of the situation. Sometimes it's not possible to comprehend (17 comments)
Welcome to my Fabulously Awesome Gratuitous Post - 11/03/11 11:39 AM
I don't want to sit and waste half the day poised over my laptop wondering what to say. cracking my knuckles and stretching my joints pondering how to get my 200 AR points.
So I will post this picture of a sad looking tree so everyone can comment and compliment me about the artistic merit of my hasty endeavour and I can go about my day feeling rather clever.
Because I am a cautiously optomistic creature I'm secretly hoping that this becomes a "feature" and then I would really be making the most of my fabulously awesome gratuitous post. (15 comments)
Man in Motion Revisited - 11/02/11 04:14 PM
Yesterday the Rick Hansen 25th anniversary Relay rolled through Trenton. I was very lucky, I didn't plan on being there, I just happened to be stepping out of the Skyline restaurant after having lunch when the commotion started. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Rick Hansen, he rode his wheelchair on a world tour 25 years ago in his Man in Motion tour, raising awareness and funds to make the world more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. In 792 days he spanned the circumference of the earth riding through 34 countries on 4 continents. It was an amazing (9 comments)
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