A Distraction at the Edge of Failure – June 30, 2021

It’s creepy quiet. It’s like that in the plant when there is no scheduled production. You’re so used to the louder-than-you-realize background noise of a factory, that when find yourself there with the lights dimmed, few people around and none of the grind, squeal and bang noises of industry at work, it’s unsettling. I’m here … Continue reading A Distraction at the Edge of Failure – June 30, 2021

Groundhog Day, All Over Again – May 24, 2021

For the last six weeks, this has been my daily routine. I get up with my alarm at 9:30 am, in time to see my wife off to work, grab a coffee and then sit in front of my laptop to check my socials and watch YouTube. I’ll usually have a second cup of coffee … Continue reading Groundhog Day, All Over Again – May 24, 2021

The Rocinante’s Home-Coming, Part II – April 5, 2021

Hello, again. I know I said I’d make this post a lot sooner, but, as usual, other things got in the way. When we left off, I had been preparing to drive my newly purchased, 1993 Chevy G20 van, home from St. Thomas, Ontario, after taking the train up to collect her from my friend’s … Continue reading The Rocinante’s Home-Coming, Part II – April 5, 2021

The Rocinante’s Home-Coming, Part 1 – March 12, 2021

So, I did it. All that whining and waxing philosophic about buying a cargo-can, outfitting it as a “Traveler” Wagon, and seeing the country, a-la Steinbeck in “Travels with Charley”, finally drove me to manifest the stupidity of that particular dream. A bit over a week ago, I purchased a well-worn (ha!), 1993 Chevrolet G20 … Continue reading The Rocinante’s Home-Coming, Part 1 – March 12, 2021