Ah, But a Man’s Reach Should Exceed His Grasp, Or What’s A Heaven For?

I can’t say for sure how I would have reacted in, say 1995,  if you had told me then what I would find myself doing some fifteen years down the road, on a sunny morning in early March. Way back when, I was living the life of an upwardly mobile single young man living in […]

Deal With That, Tinfoil Hat Brigade

The above picture was taken in an elevator in the building where I work.  The thing that makes me laugh about this sign is that it just so happens that quite a few people suffering from various mental illnesses have occasion to come in to the building on a daily basis.  I know it isn’t […]

3 Not Only Wise, But Security-Conscious, Men

On New Year’s Eve, the coffee shop that we usually go to near the office was closed.  Despite the impending festivities, it was a crazy busy day for Spouse and I, and at some point it became necessary to make a caffeine run.  I headed out the door, a little off the routes that I would habitually […]

Stitching Together Ayr

This photograph is a composite of at least five separate images taken with my iPhone and automatically stitched together with the application “autostitch”.   It’s a view from the bridge over the pond in Centennial Park, looking west towards Northumberland street. I am amazed at the job this application did.  I literally just cranked off five […]

Ferris Bueller Had the Right Idea

Shhh!   Don’t tell anyone, but Spouse and I have taken a couple of days off from work. A day off is a wonderful thing;  if you’re anything like me, you have it in mind to accomplish so many things, but you also want to just revel in your chance to drive in the slow lane […]

Popeye is Watching

Popeye has a habit of standing at the top of the hill behind the house, just over the property line so that he’s technically all four feet firmly on the neighbour’s property.  Next door to us, there is a fairly large farm, and the edges of the fields – as you might imagine – get […]

Class Act Cervidae

In an effort to pay the bills around here, Heroes in Rehab: the blog has decided to run the occasional advertisement.   Management has resolved to ensure that the commercial content is tasteful, minimally intrusive and discreet.  In addition, we are determined to endorse only those products and services that we here at HiR:tb can in […]

Game 6: One More Like That, Please!

Wow, Washington and Pittsburgh served up another beauty tonight.  At one point in the third period, I recall Gord Miller telling me that there had been four lead changes in the game. The final two minutes of the 3rd were beyond belief.  The slashing penalty that caused all of this called at the blueline by […]

He’s Resting.

I’m not the only guy to suffer an injury around the ol’ homestead this weekend.  The little fellow pictured below flew headlong into the window on the east side at the rear of our house.  He seemed to be stunned (beautiful plumage, eh?) for a little bit, and Spouse and I stood nearby to make sure he […]

Like “Brewster’s Millions”, But Less Plausible…

This is how I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that print journalism must be anachronistic, irrelevant and doomed:  I have been asked to write a piece on the Leafs for publication in an actual hold-it-in-your-hand, you-could-drop-that-thing-and-bruise-a-toe book.   And get this:  I am told that I will be getting paid to do this thing.  From this latter […]