Monthly Archives: January 2016


I don’t go to hear live music anymore. Very occasionally I will venture out to places like Massey Hall to see something — Robert Plant or Neko Case. Usually it’s very good, but feels very different from the kind of things I did during my salad days. Then nothing could stop me from going to […]


I’ve been touring retirement homes and long-term care places, all depressing in different ways. Retirement homes seem like expensive storage facilities or hotels with funny smells and Muzak that most of the residents can’t hear (fortunately). Long term care homes look more institutional. Rooms are so small – smaller than “tiny homes”. Glasssed-in memory boxes […]

Goodbye, Major Tom