Category SLICE O’ LIFE BITS

The ‘Twas the Year That it Was Bit

A hearty Happy Holidays to you! For me, you could say it’s been a year of continuing – and also reclaiming – traditions! In that spirit, I herewith uphold my tradition of recapping the year in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas style – hope you enjoy! Greetings all! It’s that time (and I’ll strive to […]

The Places of Honor Bit

Greetings! And a happy Veterans Day as we in the US let those who’ve served in the military know how much they mean! Also, after spending a fair number of November days in Canada (while playing recreation ice hockey!), I’ve picked up the habit of observing Remembrance Day as well, and honoring those who gave […]

An All Hallow’s “Don’t Eve-en Get Me Started” Tidbit…

Greetings! Or, you know – BOO! Tacking on a lower case “boo” as well since I have to sheepishly admit that due to some recent and unexpected tricks, my post about an almost-but-not-quite brush with Queen Elizabeth some years ago is not yet ready to publish… I refuse to entertain the idea that this delay […]

The “All That Glitters” Bit

So Mum just shared an article from her University of Wisconsin alumni magazine about a canoe they pulled up from the bottom of Lake Mendota. Why was this news? As a reminder not to drink and paddle? An example of good j-strokes gone bad? Nope. It’s because the canoe turned out to be 1,200 years […]

The ‘Frequency Bias’ By Any Other Name Bit

Man, I am so forgetful these days… I cannot recall the official term for that thing – you know the thing where you hear a new word or see a thing once, and then it keeps appearing over and over and over again in your life? Whatever that is, it happened to me in April. […]

Cahuenga Pass: The Ways and Delays Bit

Heads up to any fellow Angelenos! There’s road work on Barham Blvd. near the Cahuenga Pass (til June…) and it’s really tying things up! For the curious outside of LA, the Pass is a busy cut through a low point in the Santa Monica Mountains that connects the San Fernando Valley side with the Hollywood/Downtown […]

The Rosy Recollections Bit

Happy New Year, everybody! Oh wait – Guess the year’s not quite “new” anymore. And it hasn’t been altogether “happy” either (I swear, if I never hear the word “variant” again, it’ll still be too soon…).  But hey – I’m gonna lob one more hearty “Happy 2022” out there, anyhow, just for good measure! A […]

The ’Twas Still Yet Another Year Bit

Holiday greetings! Here’s my wrap-up of the year (such as it was…) offered in my traditional “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” style! Fasten your sleigh-belts! Well friends, once again it’s that rapturous time, When I recap my year in the form of a rhyme! In times past, I’ve shared stories of each trip and outing; […]

The Bit Between the Lines

So September 6th was “National Read a Book Day” in the US! And I decided to mark the occasion with a tour through the many and crowded shelves that line my little apartment. Beyond discovering how badly I also need “Dust a Book Day”, there were other surprises – not just in the texts, but in […]

The Summer Place Bit

So who’s heading out for a summer getaway?! Maybe some folks took off last year without missing a beat for their customary cottage, cabin or camping spot as protocol allowed. But others may only now be taking the pin out of their 2020 summertime plans. I’ve stayed pretty close to home so far – but […]