I don't really post here much, this site is usually used for my off topic, political or what have you ramblings.  But if of interest, have a read. I do post fairly regularly at Random Island Memories.  You can see some snippets to the right.

Roast Potato Recipe (Cause someone is always asking)

So I’ll put it here where I can access it from anywhere 🙂


6 Baking size potatoes cut into 3/4-1 inch cubes


2 tsp parsley flakes
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp dried rosemary

in a bowl

drizzle potatoes in olive oil, add spices while tossing to coat well

bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 45 minutes on 450.  Or till done of course

Do I have anything to say?

I’ve tried blogging before, and I get into it for a while, but then seem to fade.  I think this has mainly because I always felt I needed to do it for someone else, and have a topic.  So I ended up trying to blog about gadgets, or technology, or what have you.  

And that is ok if my career was blogging about those and could make an income from it, and research play with it day in day out.  Then I’d be able to have something to say constantly.  But, alas, much as I’d like to i can’t buy EVERY gadget that comes out. So I fall down on the job.

But I always do feel I have something to say, its just that most times its more my need to say it than any interest or expectation that anyone will see it, much less care.

So be warned, if you come here, you will see randomness, rants, puzzles (at least to me), personal stuff (eg: family, friends, my tastes in goat cheese).

But I do intend to write something everyday, as to me thats the only way I’ll manage to post regularly is if I make it a habit. 

And for some reason I find myself wanting to.

Been a while

Since I blog on my personal website, I’ve not been using this much. But I do feel the need to post on off tech subjects from time to time, and have been passing it by recently.

So look for this to become a little more active.

Testing WordPress

Thinking about moving my personal site from Drupal to WordPress.  Why?

Well I actually prefer Drupal, but I don’t really use all the features, plus Drupal on GoDaddy’s shared hosting seems very slow, so wondering how WordPress would work instead.  We’ll see anyway.

RSS Random Island Memories

  • Storm Windows September 7, 2019
    As Hurricane Dorian makes its way to hammer us here in Halifax, I got to thinking about broken windows and shutters and the like. And that led me to remembering our fall and winter preparation years ago. I can’t say I’ve really thought about storm windows and storm doors in years, but every fall without […]
  • March July 10, 2019
    The days and weeks move on as they always do, and while its still winter, it feels like its loosening some as March has made its way around again. Sated, Ralph leans back in the old rocking chair.  Tired, but the good kind, a day spent out in the open, a fire, good friends, food, […]
  • February June 21, 2019
    The well worn leather traces creak as Bax’s old mare pulls the double slide in the long run. Ralph and Si sitting on an old bren full of hay for a seat, Bax up front giving the reins a flick now and then, though its not really necessary, the horse knows the path and routine […]
  • January June 20, 2019
    The house is on the side of a hill, a path climbing up to the well house. Rope clothesline hung between two huge old fir, propped up in the middle by a board sawed at the mill. “Ralphie! Si! You young devils! Get off that path with them slides, your gonna turn it all to […]
  • Dusk June 20, 2019
    “Old Christmas Day.” thinks Ralph, “Years back we would be listening to see if the animals would talk, like the old timers said. Now I’m the old timer. Where does the time go?” He can’t move as fast as he once could, time and toil have made the joints and muscles slower than they were. […]
  • Father’s Day – Uncle Hay June 16, 2019
    I visited home this past summer, and while our old house has changed with new occupants over the years, many things remained the same. One being Uncle Hay’s property. It was like stepping back in time for me, and on this Father’s day, I am maudlin thinking about those old times and how close him […]
  • The Sawmill March 8, 2019
    If you’re familiar with Apsey Brook, you know that Roy Smith operated a sawmill business for many years. What you may not know is that Uncle Luther, Dad and Uncle Hay used to operate one too. It was mostly for personal use, but I do remember trucks coming occasionally and buying some lumber. You’d be […]
  • Incoming Duck Missile! February 9, 2019
    In our ever lasting search for a water supply that would last the summer, dad tried many things. In the summer of 1983, the year Keith had his accident, he and I dug a pipeline 660 feet through the woods, in the heat of summer, to a small brook that we somehow managed to get […]
  • Face of Many Colours January 6, 2019
    When we were young, we could make a ball field, or hockey arena, pretty much anywhere. Across the road from Eric’s house there was a field, with some large rocks arranged in a rough diamond. Though pretty small, we’d often play ball there, especially when we only had a few people as the small size […]
  • Reflections October 9, 2018
    This post is probably for me more than anyone, but feel free to read, or skip….   I don’t remember the exact date anymore, but sometime around the 26th of this month, it will be 22 years since I got in the old Corsica with Keith and came to Halifax for a 9 month course.  […]

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