Friday, August 31, 2018

Interview with THE 90 QUESTION DECK

This was not the post I intended. Andrew McGregor's deck of 90 questions just took over. That's a pretty good indication that the deck is compelling, wouldn't you say?

"Interview" may not be the right word for what's going on here. I've got some questions, and the deck will answer back with its own questions. A Q&Q format, if you will.
Just as with a standard reading or deck review, I've shuffled and pulled cards at random.
Note: Andrew has included 5 extra cards with suggestions for putting his deck to use. I've not referred to them before creating the following questions.

1. There are other decks of cards that help people formulate questions. Are you different?

2. Ninety questions seems like more than enough.
Do you hope to fill everyone's need for a pertinent question?

3. You are square. Like coasters. Any particular reason?

4. Sometimes your questions are unexpected, and may lead to unintended lines of inquiry.
Is that your plan?

5. The artwork and lettering makes the questions seem casual, almost off-the-cuff.
Do you think that encourages people to dig into areas where they might not otherwise go?

6. For your last card, will you please leave me with a question to ponder?

Many thanks, Deck of 90 Questions!

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In neighbourhood news

I'm just back (reluctantly) from the peaceful shores of Pelee Island, Canada's southernmost community.


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Just like TV - summer reruns batch #2

Welcome back!

This week's reruns feature a nifty spread

I'm off to Pelee Island on the Jiimaan. I hope there's something summery in your week too!


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Just like TV...summer reruns batch #1

In the olden days, when I was roaming the neighbourhood with my fellow dinosaurs, TV series ran all year and went to reruns in the summer.
For instance, in 1963 Ed Sullivan produced a whopping 42 shows, Leave It To Beaver and My Three Sons each aired 39 episodes, Bonanza 34, and Andy Griffith (that slacker) a mere 32.

Well, I'm taking a leaf from the old ones' books, and running some reruns for the next few weeks! 

And finally, July 31, 2013: Fools Rush In

Thanks for tuning in!

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Too busy following the caterpillars...

to write a proper blog post.
They've once again taken up residence on the driveway dill, and are little green/black/yellow eating machines, stripping the plants to skeletons and growing larger almost while I'm watching. They will become black swallowtail butterflies. Quite gorgeous. And although every year I watch them gorge themselves to caterpillar fatness, I've only ever seen one swallowtail butterfly.

There were 6 of them, but I went away for a few hours today and now there are 5.
Where did Number 6 go? There's still plenty of dill.
Did it go climb into its cocoon? And if so, where is it? These guys aren't that fast - it must be around here somewhere!
Did a bird eat it? Are there caterpillar thieves roaming the 'hood? Did it have a fight with the others and crawl off in a huff?
Perhaps it over-ate and exploded? Victim of a rare dill allergy? Someone mistook it for a pickle and put it in a bologna sandwich?
It's a mystery.

Perhaps this wise guy knows the answers.
Alice Tarot

Anyway, gotta go. My daughter and her family are walking over soon to see my chubby crop of 'pillars.

Here's a post from earlier times. It's about...caterpillars.
And so is this one.

In neighbourhood news...

A nearby town is experimenting with its first ever Uncommon Festival this weekend. I drank butterbeer, found the Wizard's Cup at the centre of a maze, and sat near a roaring dragon. And ate lime creamsicle ice cream and peed in a pink portapotty. And on my way to the car walked around in a splash pad to cool off, which may have been a damp-seated closed-up car will smell like wet dogs.

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