Sunday, October 4, 2015

Back Yard Again

October 3, 2015. We went into the city to run a bunch of errands. Andrea now has internet and telephone again. Got back in time to enjoy this lovely fall view in the back yard. From Flickr


September 2, 2015. This is my new office in building M-50 at NRC in Ottawa. It's actually a lot brighter than the photo makes it look. I haven't moved anything in yet. But I have inherited an unusually large fire extinguisher. From Flickr


October 1, 2015. Back home (where 'home' is now Casselman). This is my new kitchen, as seen from what has become my usual spot in the dining room (where it's nice and sunny and bright). From Flickr


September 30, 2015. One last photo from Naples. This is some artwork from the airport. Today would be a day of three flights and a drive home back to Casselman. Photos are ready for uploading but I need bandwidth. Coming soon. From Flickr

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


September 29, 2015. The scale of the city - and therefore the devastation - is astonishing. There are stadia, amplitheatres, shops, homes, streets on streets on streets - and people, still caught in the moment their last breath was choked with ash. This is just one minor part of Pompeii, with Vesuvius in the background. It has been an incredible day, but a difficult one - one of my bad teeth has made my life miserable all day. Not as miserable as that day in A.D. 79 - but you know, everthing is perspective. From Flickr


September 28, 2015. Spent the morning with Ruth Kerr from the EMMA project - she showed me some underground Roman and Greek ruins, and the uplifting cult of the dead at the ossuary of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. We had lunch on the marina and then I spent the afternoon exploring the nooks and crannies of Naples's narrow streets and alleyways. From Flickr

Goodbye Capri

September 27, 2015. A morning ferry ride back to the mainlamnd, and it was goodbye Capri. I took a much-needed nap and went for a short evening walk. From Flickr