Monday, June 26, 2017

Great kickoff to Stars and Thunder

Was more than pleased this weekend to take in the opening of the Stars and Thunder event in Timmins which kicked off with a huge St. Jean Baptiste celebration. The fireworks show provided by Team France was outstanding. Last night we saw Sass Jordan and David Wilcox. Fireworks were by Team Italy. Tonight Tom Cochrane and Red Ryder take the main stage. It’s nice when a small town like Timmins steps up and tries something new. Otherwise we’d all be in our rec rooms watching re-runs of Bonanza or hovering over Facebook trying to think of something clever to say. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Too many e-mails.

OMG people are going crazy with e-mails and twitter. So I was feeling proud of myself recently when I brought my work e-mail account down to about 200 in the Inbox. So I got busy on some special projects and ignored the e-mail account for a couple of days.
There are now more than 600 in the Inbox. The really important e-mails from my key sources automatically go to my phone, so I thought I wasn’t missing much. But there’s the thing. I have to give each note a quick look to figure out whether to keep it. Every now and then, there is something really important that comes through. Problem is that everybody and every group out there is sending out e-mails now. If the Liberals put out a news release, the Cons and NDP feel they have to react to it. So they put out their e-mails. And if there is a looming labour dispute, such as the possible LCBO strike in Ontario, you can expect half a dozen e-mails every time somebody squeaks. So everybody has an opinion on everything. And they have to tell everybody. Crazy.