Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was an American painter and printmaker. While most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. I came across this painting, which I appreciate for the mood that it exudes. I found it while looking at information about straight razors, a more environmentally friendly way to shave.

Spring Music at St. George’s Church

I am a member of a little German Choir, at St. George’s Lutheran Church in Toronto, which normally has just one concert a year at Christmas (even though we attend First Lutheran Church). This year Burkhard Moeller, the pastor’s husband, asked if I could participate in the spring concert. I initially said no, because a lot of things were happening on the weekends with the kids and that joining the practices would be difficult. Burkhard then called me, asking me to join anyways because there was a shortage of basses – a problem if your choir only as 12 people….
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It’s like hot, running water…

Been listening to DJ Shog’s Hot Running Water on Sirius 33 (would you expect me to listen to trance?) The lyrics are interesting, an go like this… (I think they are still incomplete, because there is a reference in to depression in the song as well. Irma Esselien Florence is the one performing the vocals in this tune. ———– It’s like hot, running water,When you’re tired of the pressureAnd there’s no room for mistake It’s like hot, (like hot) running water, (running water)As it runs through your fingers,Living in burning pain Love’s like hot (like hot), running water (running water),Once…
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Butting the line…

Its sign up time again for the City of Toronto classes, which include swimming, dancing, sports and various camps.  I remember standing in line at 4:00am in the morning at the Franklin community centre with dozens of other parents a few years back – it was first come, first serve.  People had brought in chairs, blankets etc…; it gets cold waiting in line. Then the city moved to Telephone registration.  You got a family number, and child number, course number and you did everything by phone, provided you could get past the busy tone. Then came the internet, and signing…
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Account of a Kidney stone episode…

The following is an account of an episode of Kidney Stones, which I had during the second week of June. Friday, June 8,2007. It is around 9:00pm. I feel tired and decide to go to bed before the kids; there is some dull pressure on my left lower back – I am not really concerned because I know I have some kidney stones in there. Three of them to be precise, last time I went to the urologist I was told they were all below 4 mm in size, too small to be smashed by ultrasound electrolithotrypsy. Saturday, June 9….
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