Saturday, February 6, 2016

Post 3187 - Saturday

Hi. Midnight. Turning in shortly.

I didn't go to the Valley on Friday. The weather forecast wasn't very good in the Valley. Schools were cancelled. And I didn't feel like driving up in the alleged crap. But as it turns out there wasn't enough snow for the guy who cleans out the driveway up there, to justify doing so.

I ended up remaining in the city. I drove Patricia to her physio class Friday morning. Afterward, we went to the Coastal diner across the street. It has won numerous awards, and now, at long last, I understand why. My huevos rancheros were terrific. Patricia had some kind of poached eggs and liked them, too. We will return.

We went to Value Village after that, and then to Chapters, before returning home. We stayed up late, which threw off our sleep pattern. Paid the price by sleeping in this morning.

I awoke in time to listen to Richard Zurawski's new radio show on News 95.7. It is all about science, and his enthusiasm for science tried hard to overcome the shortcomings in the program, but didn't quite succeed. It didn't flow very well. He would invite people to call in, and then keep them on hold while he discussed other issues. He had Rick Howe on as a caller. Rick rebuked Richard for making Rick shovel the "rain" that Richard had predicted.

He had other guests on, including one scientist who succinctly refuted the claim of the "Roman" sword that had been found by the Oak Island dig, the one that has been mentioned on the History channel lately. Bottom line is that this sword is less than 150 years old. That was the best part of the show, by far.

I think, given some time, and a few turns of the screwdriver, Richard Zurawski's program can become very compelling. He has a year long contract to do the program. In a couple of months, it will be something I will not want to miss. Neither will you.

A few minutes after Richard's show was over, Tim Bousquet announced that part three of "Dead Wrong" was available to read, so I fired up my tablet and read it. Compelling as always. I don't know how he does it, week after week. He spent over a year researching and writing the thing. He has amassed piles of notes, and spends many hours during the week taking those notes and producing 10 000 words or so of content, to be published every Saturday. Next week, part four comes out, in which he will discuss other Halifax murders, and perhaps speculate on who may have been responsible for them.

This is the longest investigative piece I think I have ever read in my life,  at least with Halifax as its location. Three parts so far, and likely at least as many more to come, if not more. If you are not reading it, I strongly suggest you check it out. Ten bucks a month for a subscription, which lets you read all this content plus a lot more, is a great deal.

After I read it, I spent the rest of the day just goofing off. Need days like that from time to time.

I think I will turn in. Been a long day.

See you tomorrow.


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