It’s been a while

I’ve failed to nurture this space over the past year or more, but it’s time to get my writing chops back. Watch this space for some new content in the coming days.

Whither spring?

Yesterday the temptation plunged from a daytime high of 16?C to an overnight low of about -10?C. With the wind chill, today feels positively frigid. It’s a bit hard to stomach after a particularly long, harsh winter. Montreal has not been hit as hard as some other regions. At this time of year, I’ve grown […]

Bell Customer Service woes

One relatively happy customer service experience exposes the lack of any true customer service at Bell.

Chicago Road Trip – Part II

Tonight we’re in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We left Burlington, ON this afternoon around 3 pm after having lunch with some friends. Instead of crossing the Ambassador Bridge at Windsor, we opted to cross the border at Sarnia. The wait was very short and the traffic was light.

Road Trip to Chicago Part I

Day 3 of our road trip to Chicago draws to a close. We’ve packed in a visit to the zoo and two family visits since we left our home in Montréal. The kids love the zoo, and even though it was a long and tiring day, they both loved it. Seeing the pandas was a […]

Jungle Gym

Jungle Gym Photograph by Jennifer McCann. Originally uploaded by robtain

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk Originally uploaded by robtain Another photo taken with the 70-300 mm zoom. After hearing people talk about it, I am really starting to appreciate “bokeh“. This photo was taken at the Ecomuseum in Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. The subject is a red-tailed hawk.

Looking ahead

Looking ahead Originally uploaded by robtain This is a picture that I took of my daughter with a 70-300mm zoom lens. It is one of a series that I took in continuous shoot mode and I think this one turned out the best. I used Photoshop to remove some strawberry stains from around her mouth!


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