The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

Share Your World May 29, 2017

Toward the end of my career with Bell Canada, I had racked up considerable vacation privileges. Five weeks vacation, all of the statutory holidays, two “SDO’s” (scheduled days off) in each ten-week period, PLUS a couple of freebies at Christmas. I did the math and it added up to nearly ten weeks off! Man, did we have it good. I wasn’t first in seniority, but close enough to be able […]

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Things that are Things

From the delicious to the sadly outrageous here are some things that are “things. ” That is, things that are trending in my news feed this week. Cuisine We here in the west are slowly learning what Japanese cooks have known for centuries: apparently, steamed hosta leaves make for excellent spring dining. The folks at Fiddlehead Nursery in Collingwood tried blanching the newly sprouted shoots by covering them with a […]

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Changing Seasons – May 2017

What better way to make use of a rainy day than prepare the monthly contribution of Changing Seasons. Better than sitting and moping, right? A short walk from home is the McKinnley Darragh Mine mill site. This is where it all began for the silver mining rush. In 1903, two railway workers, Mr. McKinley and Mr. Darragh trod through the woods looking for timber to use as railway ties. Instead, they found […]

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Share Your World May 22, 2017

  Stop the presses! Last week was a big week!  Tons of fun and excitement! I had my hair cut. It’s been exactly a year. Which for me, is unusual. Based on other bloggers’ answers to Cee’s Share Your World, I guess I’m in good company: those who are long of lock and seldom shorn. But I figured that since I am Master (Mistress?) of ceremonies for the Cobalt Historical […]

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Vote for Dan!

Or not, as he says. But Dan has my vote because he inspired me to follow through. And to finally make good use of one of the thousands of pictures I’ve collected that are shot through with wires. It comes with the territory up here. I’m not a regular contributor to Linda Hill’s weekly Wednesday challenge, but I do read the entries every week. I enjoy it. You will too. All […]

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Cobalt Lake Mine Mill Site

Earlier, I wrote about a mine at the north end of Cobalt Lake. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the mine site at the south end. Unlike the Right of Way Mine site where several buildings still stand rusty but intact, most of the buildings at the Cobalt Lake Mine and mill are gone. Only the concrete foundations and some walls remain. The property has been rehabilitated by Agnico Eagle, […]

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Healing

… very deep bruising can take forever to come through. A nurse’s observation when asked how long it would take a war wound to heal. I kinda lost it, when I read that. From Louisa Young’s WWI love story, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You ***   ***   *** This post brought to you by Linda Gill and her One-Liner Wednesday

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