Category: HG Life

People’s Changing Lives

Today I was again thumbing through Dave Williamson’s 2012 illustrated history of RRC, Changing People’s Lives. So many memories, but—sorry Dave—so many gaps. The book does mention Dave’s 2001 anointing as “Prince of Princess” . But that rather disingenuous footnote masks a darker little secret. To a little […]

The Tunnel

I was only 13, born in Mimico at the tail end of The Depression and the beginning of World War II. Mimico was a village along the shores of Lake Ontario near Toronto, the setting for CBC’s hit series Murdock Mysteries. In that time and place, kids made […]

Ravelling in Burgundy

Ron Blicq’s delightful piece, A Pub Supper, reminded me of an invitation extended to me in May of 2005. In my case, it was while I was finishing up my Masters in Education at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. As in Ron’s story, spirits and snacks […]

A Pub Supper

In May of 2016 I dined at a popular yet essentially little known English inn. It was in the rural Gloucestershire countryside on the A433, roughly 6 miles from Tetbury and 3 miles from Cirencester, a small city renowned for its magnificent town church which, in a much […]

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