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Hamilton, July 2021

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 22:29

I attended a Hamilton Honey Badgers game.

Published by Richard on July 25th, 2021

Reflections on a Year of Studying Mandarin Chinese with Duolingo

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:49

Having someone to speak with and continuously practicing writing is essential in learning a language.

Published by Richard on July 19th, 2021

Sixteen Months of Sheltering in Place

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 20:15

Toronto is opening up even further.

Published by Richard on July 13th, 2021

Toronto Islands July 2021

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 21:35

I spent the afternoon on Toronto Islands.

Published by Richard on July 5th, 2021

Spring Stations 2021

Fri, 07/02/2021 - 22:33

I love art you can touch or site on or walk inside, and did so with all of the art exhibits at Spring Stations this year.

Published by Richard on July 2nd, 2021

Fifteen Months of Sheltering in Place

Sun, 06/13/2021 - 18:41

Toronto feels like a city again.

Published by Richard on June 13th, 2021

There's a Frood Who Really Knows Where His Towel Is

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 19:56

I celebrate Towel Day every May 25th as an homage to my favourite author, Douglas Adams.

Published by Richard on May 25th, 2021

Fourteen Months of Sheltering in Place

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 14:33

I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Published by Richard on May 13th, 2021

The King-Liberty Village Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 22:22

I visited the bridge over the course of its construction and today, its opening day.

Published by Richard on April 19th, 2021

Thirteen Months of Sheltering in Place

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:43

A month and a year of staying at home as the weather warms.

Published by Richard on April 13th, 2021

Grange Park Heritage

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 19:18

12 degrees Celsius and sunny during “Spring” in Toronto was the perfect weather to do a tour from the book Toronto Architecture: A City Guide by Patricia McHugh and Alex Bozikovic. Ontario lifted its "strict stay-at-home order" last month, so I no longer felt guilty about wanting to visit the neighbourhood adjacent to mine.

Published by Richard on April 4th, 2021

A Year of Sheltering in Place

Sat, 03/13/2021 - 18:45

After 12 full months of working from home during a global respiratory pandemic, I'm not sure I learned a lot.

Published by Richard on March 13th, 2021

Eleven Months of Sheltering in Place

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 13:34

Things are going about as well as one could hope while stuck at home.

Published by Richard on February 13th, 2021

Ten Months of Sheltering in Place

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 19:34

This is the new year, and we are still "locked down" (if you want to call it that).

Published by Richard on January 13th, 2021

University of Toronto Heritage

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 20:52

Over the course of a month, I visited the University of Toronto to take an architectural tour.

Published by Richard on January 1st, 2021

Nine Months of Sheltering in Place

Sun, 12/13/2020 - 22:22

“‘Tis a fine shutdown, but sure ‘tis no lockdown, English.”

Published by Richard on December 13th, 2020

Naming

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 22:21

I name my computing devices after minor characters in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

Published by Richard on November 20th, 2020

University Heritage

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 18:33

Faced with the need to get some sunshine and exercise the day before it was expected to rain in Toronto, I took a walking architectural tour of University Avenue.

Published by Richard on November 14th, 2020

Eight Months of Sheltering in Place

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 22:36

This is the end of the beginning.

Published by Richard on November 13th, 2020

Now Witness the Firepower of This Fully Armed and Operational Blog

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:47

In which I list the repairs I've made to Just a Gwai Lo in preparation for a big upgrade.

Published by Richard on October 29th, 2020

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