Thursday, August 3, 2023

The Taylor Swift queue

We're in queue to register for Taylor Swift tickets, and we're hoping to get 9 seats together.
…I wonder if the armrests go up? The dogs would find that more comfortable.

Frankie. Deep in thought…

Friday, July 7, 2023


My Riley, out for an after dinner stroll, lost in thought. :)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Once again I've spent the last day or so deleting or deactivating several social accounts. I'm working at deleting any online presence that I no longer have the time or interest in being active. Still a ways to go.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Kettlemans Bagel

Was on my way home when I came across Kettlemans Bagel …so of course I had to stop. Had the smoked meat on a sesame seed bagel…SOOOO GOOD!

4140 Garden Street, Whitby, ON • Canada

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Orr Announces Retirement

Chicago Black Hawks owner, Bill Wirtz watches as Bobby Orr announces his retirement at just 30 years old. November 9, 1978.

Maple Leaf Gardens

Construction on Maple Leaf Gardens was completed in 1931.
In 1954, at the age of 21, my father moved from Montreal to Toronto and lived in the apartment building in the right of this photo. Right behind MLG. Two years later he purchased a pair of season tickets that are still in the family today (my brothers share them, I'm a Bruins fan).
It wasn't until this year that I really thought about this… imagine, a 23 year old bachelor living behind MLG with season tickets starting in '56. The amazing hockey he witnessed first hand…not to mention the Stanley Cups.

My iPhone has gone on strike…

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Frankie is a Bruins Fan

Frankie says the Bruins are going all the way this year, so he asked me to get him a special playoff collar 😎


My turntable is having issues so no vinyl this morning. Instead, listening to some Whitesnake on cassette 😎
Happy Sunday

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Record Store Day

Used Record Store Day as my excuse to add to my vinyl collection. Picked these up at Kops Records, Oshawa
Keith Richards, Talk is Cheap
J. Geils Band, The Morning After
J.J. Cale, 5
The Moody Blues, Seventh Sojourn
Traffic, The low spark of high heeled boys
The Beginning British Blues

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Obscured by Clouds

I think this just may be my favourite Pink Floyd album. Definitely the one I've played the most since the 70s.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Beauty of a Day!

Gorgeous afternoon at the lake. Can't access Whitby Pier yet, but there's a nice view of it from Heydenshore Park.

Friday, April 7, 2023

Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Frankie, Riley, and Quinn are staying huddled together today. But they just want to go back to the car, the wind off the lake makes for a pretty cool walkabout.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Upside Down Frankie

Seems like only Frankie and me are interested in watching the Leaf game, and Frankie likes to watch upside down — which, if you think about it, makes sense 😂

Friday, March 31, 2023

It’s a CD kind of day :)

Too lazy for vinyl this morning but instead have a nice mix of CDs locked and loaded 😎

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Leaside 1970: My one and only year playing baseball

Tidy's Flowers sponsored our team and we played out of Trace Manes Park in Leaside. I'm in the front row, 2nd from right.

Monday, March 13, 2023

My First Year Playing Hockey 1968-89

My first year playing hockey was 1968-69 for Canada Wire in the Leaside Hockey Association. Pictures taken at Leaside Memorial Arena. Unfortunately, I don't remember any of the names. So if anyone sees themselves please let me know.

I'm 3rd from left, front row.

Bessborough School, Toronto (Leaside), Grade 2 Class, 1969-1970

That's me. Third from the left in the back row. Always so serious 😂

Sunday, March 12, 2023

The school I terrorized from 1969-1971, Bessborough School, turns 100 this year

Bessborough Drive Public School, circa 1950. Image courtesy of Toronto Public Library, Salmon, James V.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Durham Outlook for the Needy

Donation Request: We are currently in need of the following items. If you can help with any of these items please drop them off anytime through the back door between 7am-6pm Monday to Friday. 227 Simcoe St S.  Maple 🍁 syrup, pancake mix, hash browns, eggs, tooth paste, tooth brushes, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, razors, bar of soap. Thank You!!! 🙏 #donatetoday #oshawa #givewhereyoulivedurham #durham

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Toronto Voyageurs Hockey Club 1970 to 1979

The Toronto Voyageurs now has a Facebook page for past players, parents, and fans to reconnect and reminisce. Please click on the below crest to join today!

Saturday, February 4, 2023

My little vinyl collection 😎

It’s just a small vinyl collection, a few dozen albums and a handful of cassettes, but it’s mine 😁😎✌️ 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

220+ Days Without LinkedIn… Ends a 20 year time waster

After nearly 20 years, and more than 1,000 'connections', on LinkedIn - and absolutely no benefit EVER - I decided to shut down my account. One less social media profile to maintain. Thankfully! Approaching my 9 month without an active Linked in profile and, no surprise here, not one person has asked me why. Turns out it was just a 20 year waste on time.

Happy birthday from Twitter

Opened the twitter app on my iPad this morning and this is what I saw, many balloons floating up. Happy birthday to me 😂

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

2M Views on #GoogleMaps

So this is cool. My photos on #googlemaps just hit 2M views. Seems like a lot to me, especially since my posts here, on twitter, or anywhere else, are ignored by comparison.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

You Live Your Life As if It’s Real

The ponies run, the girls are youngThe odds are there to beatYou win a while, and then it's doneYour little winning streak
And summoned now to dealWith your invincible defeatYou live your life as if it's realA thousand kisses deep

~ Leonard Cohen

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Toronto Voyageurs Hockey Club • MTHL 1971

Not sure of the exact year. Could be 1970 or 1972. But that's me in the 2nd row, 2nd in from the right. My Dad (John Rodkin) coached, he...

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