….of ‘moon’, ‘games’, & golf carts….

…”Lion’s Bay nude beach exposed in popularity, problem parking”…”No. 10 refuses to confirm Queen’s speech will go ahead next Monday”…”BC village first to allow golf carts on local roads”…

SOMETHING ABOUT….“Brunswick nude beach in Lions Bay was a hidden gem loved by local naturalists, but word got out. As it becomes ever more — well, exposed — there’s growing concern about the increased traffic.”

Cheers to sun & stars & moon!…….

SOMETHING ABOUT.“Decision not to confirm date is raising speculation that UK PM May is not yet certain of DUP or other party support to get legislation passed.”

Cheers to the games have just begun! ……”Tomorrow, May will travel to Paris for bilateral talks with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, before attending the England v France football match.”

SOMETHING ABOUT“Cars are no longer par for the course in the Shuswap BC village of Chase. In order to operate a golf cart on roads, you must have a valid driver’s licence, insurance and a municipal permit to get behind the wheel. Golf carts can only be driven during the daytime and must stick to roads with a maximum speed limit of 30 kilometres an hour. They are not permitted on sidewalks.”

With half of Chase’s population over age 55,  apparently, many see these as the rides of the future.

Cheers to this could give a whole new kinda meaning to “just puttering about” !!

Whatever be the ‘truth & the life‘ for your meanderings on a marvelous Monday in June, may it sing—the fair way!

 

 

…of ‘Queen & country, eh!’…

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…”Not heard the one about the Queen: why don’t comedians criticize the monarchy?”…”MEMO TO TRUMP: Losing is part of the price of being in the game”…”Butternut squash and crisp apples come together for decidedly Canadian autumn salad”…

SOMETHING ABOUT“if it’s the job of standups to hold institutions to account – laugh by laugh – so why aren’t more of them laying bare the anachronistic daftness of the royal family?”

Cheers to ‘ever so’ cheeky!…..‘The Queen is not amused!’

SOMETHING ABOUT“being a loser offers a deep moral lesson: All games matter, but not everything that matters is a game”

SOMETHING ABOUT….“pan-fried butternut squash, crisp Granny Smith apples, & toasted hazelnuts garnished with some mint leaves”

Cheers to a decidedly flavourful Wednesday that sings–SENSATIONAL, eh!!!

….of game on…

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Kinda fun this morning to read that “it’s a golden age for board games!”

Apparently, despite X-box & Playstation, there’s a real resurgence in the popularity of the tried & true traditional tabletop board games as well as many new ones in development for a market that’s seen sales rise 40% in the past 3-4 years.

How do you enjoy monopolizing your spare time?!…..Risk? Checkers? Crokinole? Chess? Scrabble?

Cheers to youthful reminiscences of rainy days at the cottage or competitive spirits enlivened Christmas Day as the aroma of turkey roasting fills hearth & home!….

Speaking of games, the annual Canadian Football League Grey Cup championship game is on this Sunday in Vancouver! Football fans, big time, will descend on our city for a weekend of festivity.

The kicker for me, since I don’t know/understand the rules, this game leaves me bored!

However the dice roll for you today, play it like you’ve got your game on!

Winning!

Spirited!

…gifted…

The King's Own Scottish Borderers

Magnus Carlsen, chess world champion

…”Independent Scotland would face national health service cuts”…”Is it the end of Britishness?”…”Are today’s chess champions better than those of 100 years ago?”…

On the eve of an independence vote in Scotland and the possibility that “300 years of shared history could be washed away”, the complex identity that is the United Kingdom is now being questioned.

Might it mean last night of the proms???…Hail Britannia!!!….and so we wonder…

Record turnouts to the polling booths expected.

It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said “Mate!” in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious. ~A.A. Milne, Not That It Matters, 1919

No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward. ~Amar Gopal Bose

It is one of humankind’s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. ~Joseph de Maistre

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. ~Indian Proverb

Life.

Wins & losses.

Yes & no.

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Cheers to a terrific Tuesday!—thrive!

…smarties…

The media is full of commentary on smartphones, smart decisions, smart alecs even smart power this morning.

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people spring forward with what they think are all the right answers.  Did you know that even the popular wafer candy Smarties is now made with no artificial colours?……apparently a reason for Mom to choose smarties as her kid’s favourite treat!

An interesting fact this morning…..first year university classes for this fall in Canada are brimming with the highest registration numbers of all time.  Education, intelligence, and smarts at the post-secondary level anyway, will interplay in record numbers for the class of 2011. 

At the same time, elementary & high school student enrollments in some areas of the country are at record low levels.   An interesting demographic in an economic time of uncertainties.

One can’t help but admire and look enviously about many things for the youth of our day.  So much opportunity and promise for exciting futures in  a rapidly changing world.  Sure there are the negatives and some challenges but they’ve been there for every generation if we listen and learn.

It’s been said that there’s serenity in accepting the things we cannot change and that it takes courage to change the things we can and wisdom to know the difference.

I don’t know about you but whenever I think of wisdom or being wise, my first thoughts go to those who have gone before us.  The grand mothers and fathers of our day and days of yore, who in their sunset years seem to have so much of life figured out.  Oftentimes, these folks with little education have a special knack for helping us see things when we might be too busy on the treadmill of life thinking and fearful of making mistakes.

It’s no secret that to get smart, think, work, & live smart will take more than a smartphone in your shoe!

I find my intuition goes a long way in understanding without really knowing and accepting some things when I don’t fully understand them.  Maybe there’s a hint of wisdom wisdom in that….

I remember my Dad once joking that he’d never taken an IQ test in fear of it showing how smart he would have been not to have taken it!

A word to the wise……”scrabble” anyone?

May the games people play have you never being bored…