Evergreen Centre

A lot of people say that downtown Guelph looks very different in the daytime and after dark. I can attest it’s true. There are a lot more lights on at night.  The Guelph-Wellington Seniors’ Association (GWSA) Into Focus Photography Club‘s December field trip was a walkabout in the downtown on Monday December 3. We wandered about in the middle of the day and I wondered about the night. About a week later the Guelph Photographers’ Guild had its monthly meeting in the downtown, at the Penny Whistle Pub. Both before and after the meeting I grabbed some views as lit up by lights in and onRead More →

I bet I’ve driven through Rockwood hundreds of times on my way to somewhere else. I’ve hardly ever stopped there. Back in the days when I’d take the kids camping, we’d pitch a tent in the conservation area, cook some hot dogs over an open fire, make supper and breakfast on a Coleman stove. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done that.  More often than not, it’s a picturesque little village on the way to and from Brampton or Mississauga. Highway 7 is a much more relaxing ride than the 401. Sometimes quicker, as well. On the way through, we have stopped atRead More →

“There’s an old and faded picture on the wall That’s been a-hanging there for many a year ‘Tis a picture of my mother for I know there is no other That can take the place of mother on the wall” That’s the first verse of an old and faded song by the Carter Family. I bet most people have a mother photo hanging on a wall somewhere in the home. I know I do. In fact, one hangs on the wall in our computer room. It’s old, but it isn’t faded. It’s an old black and white head and shoulders shot. I’m not certain of whenRead More →

For International Women’s Day 2017, I have resurrected and updated a column I had in the Guelph Tribune on this day in 2012. It sometimes feels like we are five years further forward and fifty years further back. ***** Misogyny is the hatred of women. It’s not a pleasant thing to think about today, International Women’s Day, but it just won’t go away . It would be nice to think we could get through at least one day in relative peace, but we won’t. Today, somewhere in Guelph, more than one man will lash out in anger. More than one wife, daughter, sister or motherRead More →