Reading Time: 6 minutes Last year I built my own little library. I was nervous it would be vandalised but now, a year later, I can confirm it is a big success. Ottawa’s Transportation Committee will soon discuss new (modest) rules for curb site little libraries.
Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently finished David Miller’s book ‘Solved’, a book in which David shares numerous examples of practical solutions that can be taken at a city level.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When Matt and I walked on Merivale Road in Ottawa last year I saw a number of restaurants I had never noticed before. After doing some research I thought I’d create a fun map of the area with a new name that is a nod to SoHo and Tribeca.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Apple Powerbook G4 was collecting dust in my basement. I thought I would look up what it would cost in today’s 2022 dollars: a lot of money. It was definitely a high priced item back in the day.
Reading Time: 3 minutes September 21 is International Peace Day. Let’s look back and listen to that song called “Peace’ from 1970.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Cars are comfortable. Yet I have something against cars and it is probably not what you expect.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Travelling with a campervan brought us to some beautiful places in Quebec. But it requires some travelling as distances are vast. Enter #vanlife
Reading Time: 4 minutes After we bought the house, we were going to remove the outdated Jacuzzi. 17 years later we finally came into action. The scrapwood was used for a modest garden bench. Now that’s upcycling.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Last summer, at a friend’s cottage north of Kingston, my eye caught an interesting sounding book: “Vanished Kingdoms – the history of half-forgotten Europe” by Norman Davies. The writer describes a number of European kingdoms and countries that came and went. Europe’s past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the most important entities of their day – ‘the Empire of Aragon’, which dominated the western Mediterranean in the thirteenth century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest country in Europe for part of the eighteenth century. This book shows the [Read more…]