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.

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  • Beige is a Shade of Brown November 5, 2018
    Note: A few years back, a former co-worker, and friend (he may dispute that) wrote a series of these.  I did and still do find them humourous, and he’s given me permission to post them here – Peter.   Mid eighties…..somewhere just outside St John’s.   Phyllis was admiring herself in the staff bathroom mirror. […]
  • 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.  […]
  • Snook’s Harbour Pond December 6, 2017
    I’ve written a little about Aunt Ethel and Uncle Will before, but something I did know, but had forgotten was that Uncle Will wrote quite a bit of poetry.  I know I’ve seen this before, but had completely forgotten it, or where.  Thanks to Eric Cooper for the picture.  Enjoy and reminisce a bit.
  • Troutin’ and Smokin’ (“We’d have to kill him!”) May 14, 2017
    By Eric Cooper For many years I’ve had an interest in smoking (foods that is,lol). My first smoker was a Luhr Jensen Little Chief. Peter Smith and I bought it between us. That little smoker got lots of use, as we experimented with different kinds of meat and fish. Smoked herring was, and still is […]
  • School Memories May 12, 2017
    By Barbara Smith Barbara wrote the following for a heritage site I was trying to get going.  Unfortunately wasn’t getting interest, so I shuttered it. The post is still useful and insightful though! Back in the “really” old days, when dad (Hay Smith) was school age, the school in Aspen Brook had a full time teacher, but […]
  • The Boys (and Girls) of Summer April 2, 2017
    By Eric Cooper Today marks the beginning of a new baseball season as the Chicago Cubs get set to defend their World Series title. It brings back many fond memories of playing baseball here in Snooks Harbour, “over on the garden” by Mack Baileys. Most all the young people would play, boys and girls together […]
  • The Cremation April 1, 2017
    Back in the early 90’s I think it was, one of our regular clan, and one of the hosts of our semi-regular poker games, Ivan Patey, went away to the mainland for work.  He’d been gone a while, and none of us (the gang of people, I can’t speak for his family) had heard from […]
  • Chirping My Senses March 23, 2017
    Its funny how some sounds can stir the memory, it’s like it brings everything flooding back. Growing up in rural Newfoundland, we had tons of gulls of course, but also some rarer birds, like ospreys (fish hawks) and a number of bald eagles, in my part of the world at least. But the noise that […]
  • The Alouette March 16, 2017
    “Alouette, gentille alouette” We probably all sang that song in elementary school, though I’m sure I massacred it worse than most.  The song isn’t the only memory of that name though! Back in the…umm..80s? and maybe before, as he had it a long time, Ross Smith had an old Alouette Snow mobile, very like the […]
  • Stylin and Profilin… In my North Stars and GWG’s February 27, 2017
    When you go to Sport Chek or similar places, there are more brands of sneakers than you can count.  Same with jeans.  There are stores that specialize in them. Growing up back home though there were very few available.  And of course we all got them at the Chain Store.  I remember later on, I […]

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