Thursday, November 29, 2012


The future ain't what it used to be. 
Yogi Berra

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Toronto's Great Year

    1947 Leafs with the Cup

Oh what a year for Toronto!  The Argonauts win the 100th Grey Cup at home.  Rob Ford is kicked out of office for extreme stupidity.  And the Leafs haven't lost a game this season. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012



Saturday, November 17, 2012


Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I made a stupid mistake today. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


 A German assault team advancing in the factory district of Stalingrad, early November 1942.

These men seem to have been resting in the slight draw on the left.  They are now getting up to move forward.  To my eye, they look like they are in an area where they can expect enemy fire, but haven't got any yet.  Its usually easy to tell staged pictures from real pictures by the men themselves.  These guys aren't posing.  They are paying attention to what they are doing rather than the photographer and are spaced out for fighting, not bunched for a photo.

At full size you can see these men are dirty and tired.  The Sixth Army had been fighting in Stalingrad for 2 1/2 months and were hopeful that one final push against the factory district would do the job.  It didn't.  Things were bad at this point, but they were about to become far worse.  Few if any in this picture would see Germany again.

Note the man running on the right is holding an MG 36.  The two on the left are carrying the tripod and ammo.  The guy in the center is carrying a Mauser 98. In the background you can see more Mausers and no automatic weapons are evident.

My Pix

Close-up of a sculpture in the Distillery district, Toronto, Nov 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012


"O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being.
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing."

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Thursday, November 8, 2012


For some reason, Blogger won't show comments on the main page.  Comments are enabled, you just have to click on the post title to get there.

My Pix

Bulrushes at Humber Bay Park East, Toronto, Nov 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012


The Mets have shown me more ways to lose than I even knew existed. 
Casey Stengel 

LOL Mets

Saturday, November 3, 2012


      This image is all over the Internet, but I can't find the source.

Ford GT 40 - 1968