“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :Rain, Sleet or Snow: The Unpredictable Canadian Spring! (April 11, 2021)

I notice I am paying very close attention to the weather as I’ll be out in it as long as it is not pouring rain, there is lightning or snow is falling. The weather forecasts are atrociously inaccurate The golf season will run from April 1 to sometime in November when it is simply tooContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :Rain, Sleet or Snow: The Unpredictable Canadian Spring! (April 11, 2021)”

RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner is Rolling in Dough; Are South African Wines Beneath Him?

We last left the Penniless Pensioner stewing over his impending marriage to “converted lesbian” Celine Serpent. Well he phoned me gleefully the other night saying his Panamanian bank accounts had been unfrozen and cash was rolling his way. He bought a small house in the Leaside area of Toronto and drives a new Volvo SContinue reading “RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner is Rolling in Dough; Are South African Wines Beneath Him?”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :“So *ing Cold on My Training Day” (April 3, 2021)

Yes up at 4:45 a.m. with my West Highland Terrier, a senior, barking for a “piddle” in the backyard. As the alarm was set for 05:45 for a 7 a.m. start no sense in getting back to bed so a shave and a change into a warm outfit with three sweaters as it is bloodyContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :“So *ing Cold on My Training Day” (April 3, 2021)”

“Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Reggie Says Thank You and Good-Bye

As a 15-year-old dog telling you my story about the first three years of my life has made me realize how lucky and happy I am. There has been sadness and tragedy in my life but that’s life isn’t it. Telling you my story has been like being on an emotional rollercoaster. It has exhaustedContinue reading ““Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Reggie Says Thank You and Good-Bye”

Poetry Corner: “Do you Remember Those Fascist Days?”

 Do You Remember Those Fascist Days? If you have seen as many World War Two Filmsas I haveyou may have found the fascination by those nasty Nazisalways asking for identity papers as obsessive and overbearing!oh by the way do you have your vaccination certificates and photo identification?and the health workers who refuse vaccination are sentContinue reading “Poetry Corner: “Do you Remember Those Fascist Days?””

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :What Does a Golf Marshall Do?

A golf Marshall is a golf course ambassador meaning in many cases a job description is impossible as it means handling whatever can come up. Primarily it is moving the game along. It’s called keeping pace. In the ideal world there is an interval between foursomes teeing off every 10 minutes so the space shouldContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :What Does a Golf Marshall Do?”

CREW 2019 Riesling: A Unique Lake Erie North Shore Perspective

I have been to Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW) a few times. It was a rather rustic winery then but things have changed and perhaps it is time to revisit and catch up with progress. I have had a soft spot for CREW Riesling as I find it more Germanic in style than many ofContinue reading “CREW 2019 Riesling: A Unique Lake Erie North Shore Perspective”

“Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Wrapping Up Public Appearances For Reggie and Bob: Time For a Rest!

Quite literally Bob and I have been ripping up the globe promoting the Disney animated film “Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” and his book of the same name. I am worried a bit about Bob as he looks tired and often speaks in an exhausted monotone. The travel, stress and too many hotel rooms areContinue reading ““Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Wrapping Up Public Appearances For Reggie and Bob: Time For a Rest!”

RKS Films: “The Witches of the Orient” (Les Sorcières de L’ Orient)

The film “The Witches of the Orient” is not some horror movie but rather a documentary about the Japanese women’s volleyball team that won a gold medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The team was the Nichibo Kaizuka volleyball team. Kaizuka is located 30 minutes south of Osaka. The team were all textile factory workersContinue reading “RKS Films: “The Witches of the Orient” (Les Sorcières de L’ Orient)”

RKS Wine: Is There Such Thing as a Golfer’s Wine?

If you are a golfer you’ll recognize the name “Callaway” as a manufacturer of golf equipment and golf balls. I work at a golf course a couple of days a week as a Marshall and the golf cart lady does good business with beer but there is no wine in her cart. So with aContinue reading “RKS Wine: Is There Such Thing as a Golfer’s Wine?”