Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Hurt People Hurt People.

Last Wednesday I spent a Quiet Day at St. Paul's Anglican with Anglican clergy (and some Deanery staff and some Lutherans). A retired Bishop (Hockin) gave short talks based on text's from Handel's "Messiah" (bearing in mind that it was the librettist who culled and arranged these texts from Scripture). Charles Jennens is usually named as this man, but
argues that a Dr. Pooley deserves the credit.

Anyway, I liked the fact that this *retired* Anglican Bishop referred to the Simpsons (somewhat) favourably. And when later I pointed out that he had attributed to Ned something actually spoken by Maude, he rec'd the correction graciously.

But the quote from the day which I will remember the longest I expect was "Hurt people hurt people."

Not only is this a useful thought, but it demonstrates the usefulness of standardized punctuation.

I can't recall whom the Bishop was quoting. I don't think it was the Simpsons. But, as the Handel/Jennens/Pooley (& maybe the Ned/Maude) story illustrates, perhaps someone other than the originator will be given the credit centuries from now.

Who know? Maybe it will be creditted to *me*!

Monday, November 29, 2004


This coming Sunday evening (Dec. 5) we will be having our fourth coffeehouse (in this series)in the basement of the Northwood Park Church of Christ (corner of Redwood and Edward Streets) 1900hrs to c. 2200hrs. Its coffee nickname is "Double Double". Get it?

I'm not sure what I'll be performing. Bass player Robin will be at a geek conference and so I can decide at the last minute, unless I think rehearsing alone might be worthwhile anyway. I may dig deep into my back catalogue of songs &/or poetry.

Sylvia plans to sing some Sarah MacLachlin accompanied by me. Gord Ellis Jr. will put in an appearance on moose call (or guitar). Tim (plus Miriam and Chris M.) are planning a performance piece of his poetry. Erica is putting together another set. Peter Fergus-Moore will be singing this time, too. I expect others will participate as well.

This event would be announced on local CBC-1 as a "fun-free event". (I think they mean "a free, fun event".)

34 Friends

I did some calculating recently and it seems to me that I had 34 people come to see "The Hound of the Baskervilles" more than likely in order to see me as Barrymore. That's counting Tim twice. That is encouraging. So thank you to all of you.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

How to Give Yourself a Heart Attack

Today I learned that it does not work to enter your Library Card number as your Bank Card number when attempting to do on-line banking.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Travis's Birthday Party: Nov. 27/04


Three pics of his Simpson cake
made by Erica

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Monday, November 22, 2004

"The Hound" is Dead

I've been using my involvement in Cambrian Players' "The Hound of the Baskervilles" as an excuse not to blog much -- because after all it is my *duty* to blog, i'nit? So, I do need an excuse.

Saturday night was closing night and so now I will attempt to return to regular blogging -- briefly each day, I hope.

A good friend asked me just before the last show whether I was sad/happy/anxious/excited. Replying after the show I said I was sad because it was fun and it's over, but that I'm also happy that no longer have to worry about whether tonight's the night I'll drop the tea service or screw up my lines in a big way -- bigger, that is, than calling "Sir Henry" (living) "Sir Charles" (dead). I think that was probably done at least once a show by somebody.

Well, that's all I'll say for today.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Wiring With George: Nov. 13/04


Dorothy and Richard were there as well. Richard took the photo and maybe "Dorothy" is in the Witness Protection Program.


Thursday, November 11, 2004

Sept. Oct. Activities Pictures

Pictures of my Sept. Oct. activities can be viewed at




Copy and paste these links if they are not clickable.

Activities include Frontline events including the IVCF Fundraising Dinner and Hallowe'en Food Drive, some things about my Anglican Youth Ministry job, my very own hockey card and my visit to the Ladies Room at "Fort William Historical Park".

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