The Wednesday April 24th edition of the Wall Street Journal featured a story about how school districts in some states are imposing dress codes. This time it is on the parents. Apparently people are showing up to register children or attend events in pajamas, shower caps, hair rollers, saggy pants, torn jeans, sexually suggestive attire, … More You Look Like Hell America
Please excuse us in the USA. We have gone a little bit arrogant this last election season and the fallout appears to have damaged our relationship. I am dreadfully embarrassed. I am here, cowboy hat in hand, to apologize. I am sorry our President has insulted your Prime Minister, and repudiated agreements he had just … More A Love Note to My Canadian Cousins
Occasionally world events bring to the forefront remarkable people who write their experience large upon our own. World War Two, for example, brought out many who may have otherwise lived in obscurity. Poet and Spitfire pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr. was such a man. Born in China to missionaries, his father an American and his … More High Flight, by John Gillespie Magee Jr.
As a child we played “war” a lot. And why wouldn’t we? It was on television and in movie theaters. I was also given books about World War II. Somehow the Battle of Britain managed to be among the most talked about event. Perhaps it is our closeness to our mother country that brought their experience … More The Supermarine Spitfire: To Be, Or Not to Be?
Recently, in my homey podcast studio, I was pleased to invite a remarkable local talent in to talk about his career, life and the best a man can offer, an individual guitar style that leaves the listener with the knowledge that it is all going to turn out OK. Like a music locomotive Ford … More Ford Giesbrecht – Guitarist
Up to the Maple Leaf country… Up to the land of the puck… Goes the expatriated American… Running from Donald Trump… Some go to Vancouver… Called by the lure of the sea… Some of them are dress up like cowboys.. And end up in Calgary… Late night you will find them.. Hiding out in Saskatchewan.. … More Up to the Maple Leaf Country ( Banana Rebublics )
There is plenty of local music of little notice in restaurants and other venues. Occasionally an artist comes that deserves notice; Ford Giesbrecht of Camano Island is one such artist. His first CD, Phat Cat has just been released on CD Baby. Ford mixes a light jazz crossover that makes any lawyer’s road a more … More Phat Cat by Ford Giesbrecht