Meanwhile, in nearby Mattawa…

Cold Winter Ahead

Just fifty-five degrees (13c) in Atlanta this morning and it’s only mid-September. Granted, it will climb to the low eighties (28c) but it looks like it’s ‘pert near time to break out my winter windbreaker.

Returning to Canada is appealing for so many reasons; snow and cold are not two of them, however.

They say, “originality is the art of concealing your source”, so I will try to keep it under wraps that my cousin Doug sent me this ...

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Living as a Frenchman

During the early eighties, I was living in Burlington, Ontario, working for a company based in Vancouver who sold, among other things, sawmill equipment. My territory for Industrial Parts included the western part of Toronto down through Hamilton and the Niagara Peninsula, which I covered for about three weeks of the month.

My territory for the Sawmill Equipment was a little wider. I went from North Bay, up Hwy 11 through Kirkland Lake, Iroquois Falls, Timmins, Kapuskasing and Hearst, as far ...

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Leaving Ottawa

Regarding speaking French after a long time, this was recently posted on Facebook:

“Comme le vélo, on n’oublie jamais…”

Oui, mais pour moi, le vélo serait un “Penny Farthing”.

(Like riding a bicycle, one doesn’t forget.

Yes, but for me that bicycle would be a Penny Farthing.)

I left Ottawa and my grade ten French class in 1967. I had started learning French in ...

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Hello world!

Some may have known about my self-centered site,, some may have known about my Facebook site and noticed it getting somewhat opinionated. Just a tad.

I decide to combine the two – a site that I controlled – plus a better forum for my increasingly wordy Facebook opines and, hopefully, sense of humor.
Here it is: “The View from Bethlehem”. The absolute truth as seen by me. If you don’t believe it, just ask me.

Naturally, your ...

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