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Important Contact - for bookings, Jeff Andrusyk - jeff@jmatalent.com - 1 (647) 847-4177 ext. 221,

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Howard Fry's portrait of me in 2013 Order of Canada & Queen's Jubilee insignia

Kathleen and I near Paia

w/ Lynn Miles, Aengus Finnan and I, circa early in the millenium at Bow Lake

 

 

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Roger's Pass in our 2005 Forester, a workhorse

Mount Taranaki, NZ, N Island, SW peninsula

 

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 Archive for Aphorisms of the day or so:

 

"Money is either working for me, or I'm working for money; I would hope for a blend of the two." - a random thought on the Vesuvius Queen

"That which is base does not have the power to debase; honour alone can inflict dishonour." - Chateaubriand, Mémoires de l'Outre-Tombe 1849

"In scientific discovery, when you find something fundamental, it is going to be valuable fundamentally." John Bachall

"A prince can learn no art fully, save the art of horsemanship. The brave beast knows no flattery, and will throw a prince as soon as it's groom." Ben Johnson 7/17/00

"The best way to get to knowing any bunch of people is to go and listen to their music" - Woody Guthrie 7/19/00

"They can have any colour Ford they want, as long as it's black" - Henry Ford on mass production 8/11/01

It is often better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt - Anon. 7/21/00

Virtues and vices are of a strange nature; the more we have, the fewer we think we have - Anon 7/22/00

Coquettes know how to please, not how to love, which is why men love them so much - Ovid, 16th century BC 7/26/00

The necessity of repelling unjust contempt forces the most modest man into a feeling of pride and self-consciousness - Coleridge 1812 7/30/00

Honey, leaving ain't the only way to go - Valdy / Bob Ruzicka - to 8/12/00

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"...Where there once had been employees, there were jobless fanatics with cheap equipment, complex networks, and all the time in the world..." - Bruce Sterling, from his novel "Distraction"

/////......let's take a long-range look at the future, since we're all going to spend the rest of our lives there..... Me

"Set my compass North, I've got winter in my blood." - Robbie Robertson

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away - - Elvis Presley 1935-1977

"Do not commit your poems to pages alone. Sing them, I pray you." - Virgil, 25 BC, from Aeneid,

"Good music isn't nearly as bad as it sounds" - Harry Zelzer

"If I worked as much as others, I would do as little as they." Richard Bouley, 1997

"I have played the game" - Bernie @ Bailey's during an 8 ball, Winnipeg Huron Carole 2000,

"When I rise up, let me rise up joyful, like a bird. When I fall, let me fall without regret, like a leaf." Wendell Berry

"Most good judgment comes from experience, and most experience comes from bad judgment." Kathleen Horsdal, 2/14/01

"There's a rose by the garden gate, it's blooming for me today." Valdy, Woo You, 2/28/01

"A man or a nation is not placed upon the earth to do merely what is pleasant and what is profitable.It is often called upon to carry out what is both unpleasant and unprofitable, but if it is obviously right, it isw mere shirking not to undertake it." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1898

"People of Earth. Your choice is simple. Join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you." ...The Day the Earth Stood Still (1955)

"..Virtues and vices are of a strange nature; the more we have, the fewer we think we have" - Anon 4/3/01

"All that wander are not lost" - a bumper sticker of choice

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"One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it better" - Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living: Diaries 1935-50

"The evil are always surprised to find that the good can be clever". - Vaugenargues, 1785

"Set my compass North, I've got winter in my blood." - Robbie Robertson

"When I rise up, let me rise up joyful, like a bird.  When I fall, let me fall without regret, like a leaf." Wendell Berry

"Wit is the only wall between us and the dark." - Mark Van Doren, 1894 - 1972

"A man or a nation is not placed upon the earth to do merely what is pleasant and what is profitable. It is often called upon to carry out what is both unpleasant and unprofitable, but if it is obviously right, it is mere shirking not to undertake it." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1898

"There's a rose by the garden gate, blooming for you today." - Valdy

"Gratitude is a debt, 'tis true, but it differs from all other debts; for though it ought always to be paid, yet it is never to be demanded." - anon. early 18th C

"Breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in" - Erica, Smithers, 2002

"I've had a root canal. Nothing can be said to make it better." - Vlad Konieczny 9/02

"There is so much music to be made, and it's such a healing tool; we need more music on the planet, play on Sisters and Brothers." - Me, today, 25/09/02

"Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, when thought is speech, and speech is truth" - Sir Walter Scott ± 1825 A.D.

"Of religions, and other superstitions" - Doug Edwards, 3/03

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"Joyous distrust is a sign of health. Everything absolute belongs to pathology". - Friedrich Nietzsche quoted in the Portable Curmudgeon

"Mediocrity is a motel room, not an address; you don't want to be staying for long."

"In scientific discovery, when you find something fundamental, it is going to be valuable fundamentally." John Bachall

"There is many music.There is almost as many music as there are folk. There are a fantastic number of folk. There is therefore, many folk music" Mort Goode, 1960

"The best way to get to knowing any bunch of people is to go and listen to their music" - Woody Guthrie 7/19/00

In the next 24 hours, deforestation will release as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York. Stopping deforestation is the fastest and cheapest solution to climate change.  - Daniel Howden

"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away - - Elvis Presley 1935-1977

Old age, although often disdained, is ultimately coveted by all" - Old Proverb

"Money is either working for me, or I'm working for money; I would hope for a blend of the two." - a random thought on the Vesuvius Queen

"Push a Canadian a bit too far, and you'll discover there is a hockey player in all of us" - Valdy, following Jian Gomeshi's encounter with BB Thornton on CBC Radio One's Q

"Get more fun out of life try dancing"  Author Murray

"Not all that wander are lost" - a bumper sticker of choice

"Favouring a rude vigour over a polished banality," - Rick van Kruegel & Bruce Brackney

"When we pull at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" -- John Muir

"What is to give light must endure burning." Viktor Frankl

Life is too short to wake up with regrets ..... Love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don't.

  ENJOY LIFE NOW - IT HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE

 

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