The Henchman

Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by admin in Mmmm... | No Comments

There’s a scene in Austin Powers III in which Michael Caine – Austin’s Daddy -gets into Dr. Evil’s submarine lair and begins taking care of business.  To the unnamed henchmen he says, “I mean, look at you. You don’t even…


Posted on 29. May, 2011 by admin in Mmmm... | No Comments

A few days ago, we missed a fantastic event planned and promised for apparently centuries: The Rapture.

I heard of the Blessed Event through our media, print and virtual, the jaundiced eye of the fourth and fifth estates who couldn’t…

Dominic Zuchowicz, a contented man

Posted on 15. Apr, 2011 by admin in Mmmm... | 2 Comments

I’ve bought two instruments from Dominic Zuchowicz: a 7 string viola da gamba and a violone after Maggini.  In fact, I bought three instruments, trading an already-made Busch style violone for the one that he finally built for me. Strangely,…

IWD 2011 text by Marjolaine Fournier

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by admin in Mmmm... | 1 Comment

C’est avec une grande anticipation que j’ai vu la date du 8 mars approcher : ceci est ma toute première participation à un évènement soulignant la journée Internationale de la femme.  A 45 ans, je n’ai jamais célébré.

Je suis née…

International Women’s Day 2011 and me

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by admin in Mmmm... | No Comments

A long while ago, I was asked by the people at Amethyst, a treatment centre for women with addictions, to represent the board at a discussion on IWD.

Of course, I said yes, but I really wasn’t sure of what…

roads scholar

Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 by admin in Mmmm... | No Comments

Welcome, and thank you for watching as I dip my toe into the Blog Ocean.. It’s always better to have someone there, just in case. Not that I haven’t had a long monologue going on in my head for as long as I can remember – not a bad thing, really, as long as nobody answers back, I suppose.