Island Musings

Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it

Someone is gaming google — July 19, 2018
Magic comes from many directions — July 15, 2018
Passion — July 10, 2018


There is not much that gets Herself from her steady level personality. Her passion for her canine companions is the exception. Throw in the potential of puppies and life becomes, well, somewhat unsettled.

The little princess has been bred and in 28 days she will have an ultrasound to confirm if breeding was successful. I am preparing myself for whatever comes.

I can’t help myself — July 8, 2018
A breeze in paradise —

A breeze in paradise

Whoops. Where did this come from?

Tropical Storm Chris has formed off the Carolina coast this morning. Over the next few days this storm is expected to remain somewhat stationary and become better organized. By Tuesday it is forecast to move in a northeastward direction gaining strength as it does so. By late Tuesday or early Wednesday this storm could attain hurricane status. At this time it appears this storm could approach Nova Scotia by Thursday, likely weakening slightly as it does so.

It has to be noted that there is a good deal of uncertainty at this time in the forecast track and intensity of this system. The Canadian Hurricane Center has been closely monitoring this developing storm for a few days and will continue to do so. If the current forecast track remains as is, it is likely that regularly issued bulletins will begin on this system early Tuesday morning.

Uh, POTUS? — July 7, 2018


The orange man is reported to have said this at a recent rally of supporters:

“I have broken more Elton John records, he seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey and all of the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. Really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: the mouth. And hopefully the brain attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.”

Be careful —

Be careful

Very careful. If there is one thing I have learned over 48 years working in this industry is the insurance company is not your friend. Some are better than others but i stand by this statement.

This new approach defies the principal of the premiums of many shall pay the losses of the few. It will be easy to buy in to the thought if you are a safe driver that drives little you will get a break on cost. I am doubtful.

Never judge a book by…. — July 6, 2018

Never judge a book by….

I looked out my driveway to see a Harley Davidson parked across the end of the driveway. The rider was a big burly guy, shaved head and the full Harley regalia. I did what any rider what do – I offered assistance.

I got him off the dangerous corner that is the end of my driveway and made my tools available to sort out his issue. It was clear this guy was a hard-core rider and living the life. He also was a really nice guy and incredibly appreciative of my assistance. It should also be noted that two car drivers stopped to offer assistance.

There is nothing quite like a motorcycle broken down beside the road to attract those who are happy to offer assistance.

Passion —


There are very few things in life that I have enough passion for to commit violence. Looking in the mirror I realize that the senseless trophy killing of beautiful animals is one of those activities that moves me to wishing I could rid the earth of those mindless drooling morons who kill for sport. The recent shooting on the rare black giraffe, the aged lion, the endangered rhino makes me want to hurt the hunters. I don’t understand what motivates this behaviour.

Urgent — July 5, 2018


We had an incident that required taking Herself to QEH Emerg the other night. She is fine, thanks.

Of the 3 categories she was deemed urgent by the triage nurse. She sat in waiting area for 4 hours, then another hour behind big secure doors before she saw a doc.

We arrived at 9 pm and home at 3 am.

Urgent you say.

It was hard not to observe that in the crowded waiting area there were few who appeared to require emergency attention.