Have you ever seen this symbol? If you have no idea what that logo is, well, I apologize. Because things are about to get a whole lot Canadian for a couple paragraphs. Growing up, this logo was plastered on pretty much every public building I frequented. I'm talking indoor pools, arenas, libraries, outdoor pools, amphitheaters,... Continue Reading →
Who Was Billy Bishop?
Full disclosure: A week ago, the only things I knew about Bishop were: He was an RFC pilot in the first world warHe shot down a pile of GermansHe was from Owen Sound OntarioHe survived the war and wrote a book that I remember my dad owningThe downtown airport in Toronto is named after him.... Continue Reading →
Reblog – The Zero Hunter: Let’s Visit All of Japan’s Restored, Replica and Wrecked Zero Fighters!
My friend over at wayfarerdaves.com has published a guide to all of the preserved A6M Zeros in Japan. Dave explains that he did not care about the Zero when he came to Japan, but as he traveled and visited museums, he kept seeing them more and eventually began to appreciate the Zero’s aesthetic. Now he wants... Continue Reading →
Model Maker Pilgrimages Part 2: Historic Places
In the previous Pilgrimage article I explained this series of articles are all about looking forward to being able to get out freely and enjoying things again. The first article was about Museums that I want to visit. This one is going to be a bit different because it will involve travel and being able... Continue Reading →
It's the winter and it's Covid and it's lockdowns. Weekends that should normally be spent with swimming lessons, gymnastics classes, museum visits and snow removal have been reduced to walks in the snow, the creation of complicated snow bunkers, patiently waiting on Amazon deliveries, listening to podcasts and reading. So you can imagine that any... Continue Reading →