One Day in Food, Spring in Toronto Edition

One Day in Food, Spring in Toronto Edition

This post is about an intentionally “all about food” day I enjoyed during this lovely spring in Toronto. To set the stage… Date: Friday, May 22, 2015 Favourite Non-Food Place Visited Today: Philosopher’s Walk Hours at Work: 3 Soundtrack: Hold Back the River by James Bay, Cheerleader (the remix) by OMI, and a ukulele playing … Continue reading

Of Toast and Poetry and Spring

Of Toast and Poetry and Spring

A while back I took a writing class and one assignment was to write a poem containing words assigned by the instructor. It was a surpisingly fun activity. I guess sometimes it is easier to produce something within constraints than when we have the whole world to work with. I can’t remember which words were … Continue reading

Forever Unconquered

Forever Unconquered

I took this photograph just about one year ago (I’m off by a few hours). For most of the past year I’ve thought that the inscription translates to: With good fortune. Forever the unconquered! I’m not sure that it does. The artifact is on the grounds of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey … Continue reading

The View from Shirley Heights, Antigua

The View from Shirley Heights, Antigua

I had planned to write something a little more substantial about visiting Shirley Heights. Something about its history, the drive there, the cocktails available at the bar, what it’s like to visit with a tour group, etc. But all that matters is this: The view from Shirley Heights is spectacular. If you are in Antigua, … Continue reading

One Day in Food, Caribbean Cruise Edition

One Day in Food, Caribbean Cruise Edition

This post is all about the food I consumed in one day during a Caribbean cruise. To be exact… Date: Friday, February 13, 2015 – Day 6 Ship: Adventure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Port: St. Maarten Breakfast I ate breakfast in the Windjammer Cafe on deck 11 while docked in St Maarten. Throughout the … Continue reading

Estate Whim Museum, St. Croix, USVI

Estate Whim Museum, St. Croix, USVI

Visiting a former plantation, which for a long part of its history was worked by enslave labour, is a bit of an odd activity while on vacation. Being confronted by the history of modern slavery doesn’t exactly scream “fun tourist attraction!” but nevertheless I ended up among a tour group visiting the Estate Whim Museum … Continue reading