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dave 2019-10-14 12:37:36
I Just finished the first couple of performances of Mama Mia with the Pinckney players this last weekend. 2 more shows left!
 
 
dave 2019-10-14 12:35:54
Grant, I think if you go out west you might have been able to drive across unchecked in some spots before 911. Now I'm not so dure. In detroit there is the Detroit river with just the bridge and tunnel to cross at, and they've always been Heavily controlled.
 
grant228 2019-10-11 22:27:13
With such a huge border, I would expect it would be fairly simple to get across without a passport? Is there much cross-traffic on a daily basis? I've read some Americans go to Canada to access the health services.
 
dave 2019-10-10 15:39:54
Grant, You do after 911
 
grant228 2019-10-10 07:24:24
Dave, no need for an apology. All work and no play......... A serious question - do you need a passport to enter Canada from the USA?
 
dave 2019-10-07 13:24:38
I apologize all. I was offline on vacation with my family at the Stratford Theatre Festival in Ontario Canada. Cubs good to hear from you and glad your health is improving. I've never been to Australia or Oregon but someday maybe.
 
 
lmcubs 2019-10-06 15:29:35
Perth reminded me so much of my hometown of Portland, Oregon! Friendliest people ever! I would love to revisit WA!
 
grant228 2019-10-02 09:15:02
Cubs, glad to hear your personal circumstances are improving. We didn't visit Rottnest. I hope to do that next time I'm in WA. We visited Fremantle and the jail. The city officials there have managed the modern while respecting the past. We also enjoyed Kings Park. A great place! Looking forward to seeing more of your contributions.
 
 
lmcubs 2019-10-02 01:19:07
Did you go to Rottnest Island? Fascinating place! I have just popped in occasionally the last couple years. Health issues for both my husband and me have cramped my style since December 2017. Both doing better, so hopefully I will be more visible! Hope all is well with you, Grant.
 
grant228 2019-09-30 07:58:24
Cubs, it is lovely to hear from you. It was our first trip to WA but I hope it won't be our last. We did an organised walk along part of the magnificent coastline. We explored the Jewel Cave and enjoyed too many fine wines! I hope over-development will not sacrifice the many qualities this area has. Below is a pic of the Cape lighthouse. It was fascinating to see the waves of the Southern and Indian oceans collide!
 
 
lmcubs 2019-09-29 12:44:44
Grant228- I have visited Cape Leeuwin! I fell in love with the SW coast of Australia! Margaret River area was so lovely! It has been 10 years since our trip- hoping it has not changed.
 
grant228 2019-09-23 12:33:05
A traveloque pic of where two oceans meet - Cape Leeuwin at the south western tip of Western Australia.
 
 
grant228 2019-09-22 08:49:30
Dave, on a Sunday afternoon I am watching a documentary about shipping on Lake Michigan. I didn't realize it was such a hazardous activity?
 
dave 2019-08-17 11:17:28
Good advice
 
grant228 2019-08-14 03:06:31
Dave, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting.
 
dave 2019-08-13 15:27:19
Grant, I suppose so. I did think I heard in the news the other day that there mighht be some movement towards more limitations on gun ownership. We will see.
 
grant228 2019-08-10 20:38:16
Dave, the image below was in one of our papers today. It says it all.
 
 
grant228 2019-08-09 20:57:24
Dave, it's almost a week since the tragedies and I think most people have moved on. Such incidents create comments and anger for a short time but they happen so often now, I feel your society has become inured to their effects. People offer their "thoughts and prayers" then focus on less troubling matters. I'm glad I live where I do.
 
dave 2019-08-07 12:16:30
Unfortunately we haven't reached the turning point it appears. I think that problem boils down to that fact that the 2nd amendment (the right to bear arms) to the U.S. Constitution was written in 1791, but weapons technology was rudimentary at the time. U.S. citizens don't have the right to carry bazooka's or flame throwers. Some f the stuff they DO have the right to carry should fall in that category I think.
 
grant228 2019-08-06 23:32:52
Dave, exactly! When we had a shocking incident in 1996 with 35 killed, my government took action to ban those weapons that kill many in seconds. People here can still own guns. e.g. hunters, shooting clubs, farmers. I read an article by one of your writers recently who wrote the turning point in the gun debate in America was Sandy Hook where nothing changed. He said if the deaths of kids didn't cause legislators to take action, nothing would.
 
dave 2019-08-06 20:13:58
Well Grant, all I can say is that the arguemnet from gun advocates that "guns don't kill people, people do" is an old one in America in the debate on Gun Control. While you can argue that mental illness is a large part of the root cause, I also wonder if we need to make guns with the firepower thats out there now available to the general public, and if so what for? They aren't deer hunting rifles being used at these killings.
 
grant228 2019-08-04 22:34:48
Dave, I have just heard your President explain that your nation doesn't have a gun problem, more issues with mental illness. Is his occupation of the White House proof the problem is more widespread than first thought?
 
dave 2019-08-02 13:20:59
yes we have a lot now, but I've been thinking the site needs some more. Perhaps I'll try to do 1 a month.
 
grant228 2019-07-28 08:48:45
Thank you, Dave. It was nice we had quizzes to support a week's recognition.
 
dave 2019-07-26 16:39:50
Grant, I meant to say, nice salute to the Moon!!
 
dave 2019-07-24 12:20:11
Probably so. Cooler here now, but summers not over.
 
grant228 2019-07-19 10:10:47
Dave, good luck! I don't think the ending for any of us is going to be pretty! It's winter over here but my local area is suffering bush fires (forest fires)! Until China and India start to fry. I don't think much will be done to combat climate change.
 
dave 2019-07-18 12:06:39
Looks like the U.S. is in for a Heat Wave of it's own.
 
dave 2019-07-14 02:45:09
Grant, right.. The issues with the changing weather are creating more environmental awareness
 
grant228 2019-07-03 00:34:25
Dave, you're right. Some farmers in Queensland haven't seen rain in over five years. The one small bright spot from this disaster is some farmers are starting to think about their relationship with the land and are beginning to think tearing down trees to provide pasture space is not the best in their long-term interests.
 



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