David Suzuki

Saturday's gig with Dr. David Suzuki turned into one of those real surprises. ?I've known Suzuk for decades because I worked on one of his project many years ago. ?When they threw open the doors at the Music Hall and about 50 people filtered in...

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Spring Bulbs, speeches and weather

Spring bulbs are popping up all over the garden. ?Naturalizig bulbs such as scilla, chionodoxa and species tulips are everywhere. And even though it isn't picture perfect yet, they are making the most of the sun. ?In fact if the weather gets much hotter most...

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Winter Damage #2

I don?t think I made it clear about clearing away leaves: you do have to get some of those matted leaves off?areas that have bulbs in them. I found using a stick to lift them carefully off the struggling bulbs beneath worked really well. Anything...

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Earth Hour

Well Earth Hour was sure a bust on our immediate streets. The grassroots types of course ate by candlelight but entire houses remained lit up. The same people who put out huge amounts of garbage and have two cars. But the great disappointment is that...

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The Spring Flood #1

It?s actually been ?sunny here today, with just enough warmth in the air to make it necessary to be in the garden. Doesn?t matter about the crushingly deep snow. ?So trudging out there I discover a whole flock of mourning doves having a merry old time...

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Easter Sunday

I didn?t explain what I was doing interviewing Northrop Frye on Good Friday. This took place back in the 1970s and I was freelancing a lot for the CBC in those days. I did several documentaries for CONCERN the show that the Frye interview was...

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Good Easter Friday

Listening to CBC ?can make you really mad even on such a holy day as this.?I'm listening to a reprise of my doc with Northrop Frye about Easter ?on CBC ?radio.?Michael Enright apologizes for the bad sound quality. Well, the reason there was a sound...

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