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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
When I'm walking under stars / I covet all the waning hours
— Neko Case, Tightly
July 31, 2001

Fred Horrell: 1901 - 2001

A note just received from my aunt: Fred Horrell died. Fred and Doug lived just around the corner from my Grandparents in Trenton, and provided a welcome hiding place many times when we were out and about and in no rush to get home. Fred was almost 101.

Posted by skooter at 9:49 AM This entry is filed under Family.
Tags: Grandpa Lobb, Obituaries

July 30, 2001

Doughnuts Rule

bq.. I’m gettin’ off the grid man
I’m goin’ to the foothills of alberta with a gun and a generator
A great big generator ‘cause i’m gonna need lots of doughnuts

_- Connie, Prairie Correspondent, This Hour Has 22 Minutes_

Posted by skooter at 11:36 PM This entry is filed under Politics.
Tags: 22 Minutes, Alberta, CBC, Prairies

July 29, 2001

Bubar Family

Pictures from Midway, B.C. where we spent the weekend with the Bubar relatives. and at the Bubar Ranch, originally established in 1891.

Posted by skooter at 10:15 AM This entry is filed under Family.

July 27, 2001

Cypress Bowl

Three black and whites that I particularly like from Cypress Bowl.

Posted by skooter at 5:20 PM This entry is filed under Camera.

July 24, 2001

It’s not just any software, it was probably the most popular software in the world before Outlook became a scourge

Eudora Welty has died. Not many people know that the email application Eudora was named after her, and when I reminded Qualcomm (who now owns the application) they agreed to put a tribute up on their home page. Eudora was also featured in an episode of the Simpsons when she dated Krusty the Clown.

Posted by skooter at 9:17 PM This entry is filed under Technology.

July 23, 2001

California Uber Alles

Finally, a “photo essay on our California trip.”:/california/ Be warned, this is 12 pages long and contains lots of pictures. Not to be entered lightly, or by the slow of modem.

Posted by skooter at 9:19 PM This entry is filed under Camera.

July 20, 2001

Goderich, July 2001

The Fat Ass German Bitch & Maureen Puhlmann with Carol Nelson

The Goderich area is well known in Ontario as the home of Sifto on the shore of Lake Huron. The Sour Kraut homestead is located about 30km north in the small town of Kintail.

Our most recent visit to Ontario brought us back to Goderich for the first time in over six months. It’s easy to forget when you live by the ocean how enormous the Great Lakes are, and Huron is a spectacular body of water, particularly on from Goderich north to Tobermory, and in the Killarney area on the other side of Georgian Bay.

I was left with the opposite impression at the end of our trip when we were waiting in Burlington, at the very tip of Lake Ontario; it becomes very obvious how relatively small it is when you can see the other shore. Lake Ontario has other problems as well, most of them caused by the fact that it’s the most populous of the Great Lakes. I’ve never been to Superior, but I imagine that it would be a stunning place too.

We happened to be in Goderich when the annual craft show was taking place at the town square (actually a hexagon, but who’s counting?) This was an event that I used to go to with bizarre frequency, and none of my trips have ever been planned. I’m not sure why, I just seem to wind up there at exactly the right moment. A wall of teddy bears couldn’t be resisted.

Teddy Bears

Posted by skooter at 9:33 PM This entry is filed under Travel.
Tags: Goderich, Ontario

University of Toronto & University College

My alma matter is the University of Toronto, Canada’s largest university and one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere.

Convocation Hall, CN Tower, Toronto The university’s campus is just on the edge of Downtown Toronto, and is a beautiful oasis of greenspace in the middle of a concrete jungle. In the summers, I used to ride down there from Scarborough just to enjoy it. Later, when I lived downtown and walked about an hour to work each morning, I usually made it a point of cutting through the campus.

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Posted by skooter at 9:24 PM This entry is filed under Camera, Travel.
Tags: Toronto, University of Toronto

July 19, 2001

King & Dufferin: its not an industrial hole anymore, its an upscale industrial hole

A King and Dufferin gallery.

Posted by skooter at 9:18 PM This entry is filed under Technology.

July 18, 2001

The queen called it the prettiest town in the world, but I find it quite ugly

A couple of Goderich photos on Ilford Delta 100.

Posted by skooter at 10:09 AM This entry is filed under Camera.

July 17, 2001

Herons are the best birds ever

Two new photos added to the Heron page, scanned with the Canon FS4000 slide scanner. One heron in flight.
Two photos of Saraphina & Arry Noah Vasilodimatrakis-Hart, sometimes known as Len’s kids.

Posted by skooter at 10:12 AM This entry is filed under Camera.