Category: Essay

Children

Recently a friend of ours said something to my wife and I: “You two are such nice people. It’s really surprising. Most of the people we know that don’t have kids are jerks.” We found this to be quite funny. I mean, what about all the people who are jerks who DO have kids. But [Continue]

The Mystical Quality of Cats

Cats are mystical creatures. Most people, even most cat owners don’t realize just how much. We think we own a cat. In reality cats come and go where they know they can do the most good. Such was the case with JarJar. She showed up in downtown Minneapolis and hung around the building where our [Continue]

Restaurants

This list will grow over time as we try more places. It is a “living document”. It’s also, at this point in no particular order. If I get enough I’ll alphabetize them. ABC Family Restaurant. (Nanaimo) We really like the place. Just normal home cooking at good prices. Nothing fancy. A couple of friends of [Continue]

The Animation Dark Ages

Like many art forms, animation has gone through many periods of good and bad. And like those other cases there were many causes. In the early years cartoons were done by hand. An artist, or more commonly a team would draw and colour each frame, a time consuming and expensive process. In the late sixties [Continue]