I admit I have been a neglectful parent concerning my blog (the mea culpa of so many in this virtual world). I have had work and personal issues to deal with the last few years and it has taken me away from an indulgent sensibility here on these pages. I have noticed, annoyingly (considering all the work done), that photos have ceased to exist on a considerable number of the posts. And strangely, it is all or nothing, or hit and miss. One can see the photo, but once clicked, nothing shows. I suspect it has something to do with Picasa being retired by Google. At this point I don't know what to do about it. It is an incentive to continue, although, as my mother used to say, one chooses between "a kick in the pants or a poke in the jaw" (metaphorically speaking of course, she never touched me).
These photos are care of my friend Jürgen in Vienna. The fact he got his Canada 150 pin (Sesquicentennial of Confederation) from a diplomat from my country at his event quietly tells me a lot about the kind of country I am living in.