Every great advance
in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Hernando and Jonathon, Honeybear
crew members, are tipping up honey
I'm in Sudbury today and visiting Mom. The weather is cool and I'm hoping to catch up on some bookwork. Seems that I get very little accomplished these days, but spend all day doing it.
I went to an antique car show at Bell park, and noticed that I could have bought most of the 'antique' vehicles there when they were brand new, but there were a few oldies, like a '31 Model A.
I had a swim along the shore where I swam as a boy. The lake is cleaner now than then, and the water was warm.
Today : A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. High 19. UV index 7 or high. / Tonight : Cloudy periods. Wind east 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low 10. / Normals for the period : Low 10. High 24.
I spent the day in Sudbury. In the evening, Mom & I went to see Fahrenheit 9/11. As expected, it contained a lot of cheap shots, innuendo, distortion and other propaganda effects, but was, on the whole, pretty good entertainment. Although the film claims to be a documentary, it is really stretches the definition of the word. Although I doubt that the film will affect the views of those of us who read widely and are informed on history and subtle background issues, I wonder about its effect on the gullible and the ignorant, an audience to which it plays strongly at many points.
Today : Cloudy this morning then sunny with cloudy periods. 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms late this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h near noon. High 23. UV index 8 or very high. / Tonight : Cloudy periods with 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms this evening. Clear overnight. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low 9. / Normals for the period : Low 10. High 24.
After breakfast, I drove to Pine Hill. Linda and Kyla were there; Sid had gone to Toronto for the day. I stopped at the Cranberry marsh on the way to get some of their pure cranberry juice.
The first news I heard, on arrival, was that the cottage across the river,(the brown one on the right), a combination of living quarters and boathouse, had burnt down to the dock during the night. Around 3 AM, in the midst of a heavy downpour, everyone had heard a loud 'crack' of lightening, and a few minutes later, the river had turned orange with the flames.
John H., Jill, AJ, and Joan came by in the afternoon, and we took Cloud 9 out for a spin to look at the ruins and to drop by at John Patterson's. We visited a while, then they were on their way. That evening, I dropped over to Pattersons' for a visit.
Today : A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers or severe thunderstorms late this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this afternoon. High 24. UV index 8 or very high. / Tonight : A few showers. Risk of a severe thunderstorm. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low 11. / / Normals for the period : Low 10. High 24.
Wednesday : A mix of sun and cloud. High 24.
I was up at 2:30 and on my way to Pearson by 3. My flight lifted off around & and I was in Calgary by 9:30
Thursday : Sunny. Low 12. High 26.
First thing, I had an appointment with the doctor and a sigmoidoscope. The procedure, investigation of the bowel, was quite interesting and reassuring, since no polyps or other problems were found. Apparently this check is recommended for those of us over 50.
The rest of the day was spent catching up on paperwork.
Today : Sunny.
Becoming cloudy this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this
afternoon. High 23. UV index 7 or high.
Visitors arrived early for the party. Jonathan was one surprise arrival. We had just seen him in Muskoka, and he had flown here all the way from Rhode Island for his mother's birthday. Lasko showed up next. We all went to Drum for supper. The crew from down East arrived in their motorhome around dark.
Today : Showers with the risk of a thunderstorm. Wind becoming northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 near noon. High 14. UV index 3 or moderate. / Tonight : Showers ending this evening then cloudy periods. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light near midnight. Low 8. / Normals for the period : Low 9. High 23.
Ellen's 60th birthday party began at 4 and ran until midnight. I think there were about fifty in attendance, but I did not count.
Sunday : A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.
The day was spent visiting with the Easterners.
Monday : A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. High 18. / Normals for the period : Low 9. High 23.