Simply a silly and serious blog by the Brain of Cane, a British Born Canadian living in the USA.

The Dinner Party

We hosted a dinner party for all our friends, some of whom we hadn’t seen for ages and everyone was encouraged to bring their children along as well. (Sorry, if you were not invited.) All throughout dinner my wife’s best friend’s four-year-old daughter stared at me as I sat opposite her. The girl could hardly

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Canadians at War in Korea

Back in the late eighties, we lived in Saint Charles, Illinois, and our daughters attended Saint Charles High School.  Amy, our elder kid was in AP History and on one particular day, the teacher was introducing her class to the Korean War. Amy came home that day to tell us about a funny happening that

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My Annual Apology (What’s the Pont?)

I first posted this back in 2010. It is a little dated, but my apology in 2017 is much the same. I’m afraid I don’t change much from year to year. Maybe next year I’ll change the introduction a little. Please read on. I added the photo of the Pont Neuf so that the “What’s the pont?”

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The Little Engine That Couldn’t – Not just a children’s story anymore!

It was the night before Labor Day and all through the city of Cincinnati… Each Labor Day weekend, on the Sunday evening, thereof, the city of Cincinnati has its largest fireworks display of the year, and each year hundreds of thousands of humans fight for an optimal place to watch the event. We’ve been watching

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