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    Dutch Apple Cake

    After the renovations a few years ago, the Emerald Plaza library on Merivale Rd has become a really nice place to be where retirees, students, and parents with toddlers all hang out during the long winters. When our home internet was down for a few days, I would just go there and work from the library. The only thing missing [Read more…]

  • Toronto’s international bicycle show

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  • Ottawa U's library

    Why I Love Librarians

    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 [Read more…]

  • bike at Montreal Bike Show

    Montreal Bicycle Show

    For the first time in my life, I visited a bike show. Here is an impression of the Montreal Bicycle show with a 90 second clip at the end of the blog

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