RKS Wine: The Okanagan’s Meyer Family Vineyards 2020 Micro Cuvée Chardonnay

Meyer Family Vineyards in British Columbia’s Okanagan is a bit of Burgundy in British Columbia with its winning ways producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir not to mention a wickedly delicious Gewurtz! I mean give MFV another decade and my successor may be saying in France that Burgundy is a bit of British Columbia in France!Continue reading “RKS Wine: The Okanagan’s Meyer Family Vineyards 2020 Micro Cuvée Chardonnay”

RKS Film: “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan”

“Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Kahn” weaves an interesting narrative into spectacular cinematography. On second thought it may be that the cinematography in this documentary directed by Robert H. Lieberman ascends the narrative. I don’t take this as a negative as who says the narrative must be more important than the cinematography? The documentaryContinue reading “RKS Film: “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan””

“Travels to a Different Time” : 15July1975: Dombas, Norway: Norwegian Mountain Climbing

My goodness waking up to a sunny day! Kiel my Danish friend and I headed out into town on his motorcycle to get some grub for breakfast. After we ate breakfast we both washed some clothes and decided to go for a hike in the mountains. We hopped on his East German motorcycle travelling aboutContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 15July1975: Dombas, Norway: Norwegian Mountain Climbing”

RKS Film: “Coextinction”: Humanity on the Edge

The EarthX Film Festival in Dallas Texas will be showing both in Cinema and virtually “Coextinction” a Canadian documentary focusing on the impending extinction of Southern Resident Killer Whales and then veers off to examine why many of these whales appear to be suffering from starvation and disease. There remain 74 of them in theContinue reading “RKS Film: “Coextinction”: Humanity on the Edge”

RKS Wine: Battle of the Okanagan Rosés

When rock started getting heavier in the 1960’s do you remember “The Battle of the Bands” which in our modern day parlance is a rock festival. May the best band win was determined by the loudness of the claps in the audience. I think they still exist although I haven’t heard of one in TorontoContinue reading “RKS Wine: Battle of the Okanagan Rosés”

“Travels to a Different Time” :14July1975: Dombas Norway: Hopefully not Gangrene: Travelling with the Souvenir Salesman

A restless night as had to sop up water in my leaking tent with my bathing suit. A lull in the rain enabled me to take down my tent and then it started to belt again. As the Zambian and Aussie girls were sleeping I had to find shelter under a tree until they wokeContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” :14July1975: Dombas Norway: Hopefully not Gangrene: Travelling with the Souvenir Salesman”

RKS Film: “Strictly for the Birds”: Finally, a Geezer Trans Film!

In the LGBTQ genre it is the lithe young’uns that rule the roost. This becomes a bit tiring. “Strictly for the Birds” breaks out of the youth stereotype and has 68-year-old Kate Birdsall recount her coming out as a trans and then later undergoing a gender change surgery to transform from Dan Birdsall into KateContinue reading “RKS Film: “Strictly for the Birds”: Finally, a Geezer Trans Film!”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 13July1975: Trondheim, Norway: The Zambian Squabbles with the Aussie Girls: Peeing in a Luxury Hotel

Woken up by the Aussie girls and I ate a breakfast of bread and honey. I packed up my tent and we drove into Trondheim. The Aussie birds wanted to go to a music museum but not the Zambian and I who stayed in the van while the girls trundled off to the museum. TheContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 13July1975: Trondheim, Norway: The Zambian Squabbles with the Aussie Girls: Peeing in a Luxury Hotel”

RKS Film: The Documentary Film Reviewer and the Psychiatrist

Yes Mr. Stephen you have told me a jarring story of watching too many documentaries with a less than uplifting and joyous content. You have mentioned a recurring theme in documentaries that have been causing you emotional difficulties. You have mentioned countless documentaries dealing with. Victims of war Genocide Climate change Pedophilia Drug abuse Alzheimer’sContinue reading “RKS Film: The Documentary Film Reviewer and the Psychiatrist”

“Travels to a Different Time” : 12July1975: Hitting the Red Cross Slot Machines in Norway

Up at 06:30 dismantling my tent in a cloud of mosquitos and flies that are all over the place in your eyes, mouth, ears and hair. Worse than being attacked by a lion. After a two hour wait a 30 km ride from a guy in an Opel. He stopped for a coffee and IContinue reading ““Travels to a Different Time” : 12July1975: Hitting the Red Cross Slot Machines in Norway”