Cur-mudgeon

  Each year Montreal's annual International Jazz Festival is visited by locals and tourists from across globe including tall old cur-mudgeons, who remain miserable despite wonderful music and fun happening around them. Although this WP word prompt is for the word C-U-R meaning a mongrel, one of the non-specific, mixed-breed type dogs it can also … Continue reading Cur-mudgeon

Inchoate

  His early life experiences while wondering the neighborhood dictated why Mooshie cat was inchoate always checking things out before making his ultimate decision whether to flee or stay. As my picture depicts him looking down our staircase towards the front door our former cat was always on guard checking who was coming through the … Continue reading Inchoate

Inefficient

  It's part of Montreal culture and history, part of Quebec's patrimoine, and helped set the standard on being inefficient with taxpayers hard-earned money. Blowing up or dismantling Montreal"s "Big Owe", the 1976 Olympics Stadium, some say is foolish because the risks involved doing so since the structure is allegedly integrated with other adjacent infrastructures … Continue reading Inefficient

Frantic Footwork

  Frantic footwork by French Canadian trio added to a traditional Québécois ambiance despite what was happening just a few feet in front of them off stage. Violin player depicted is playing his fiddle while tapping his boot enveloped feet in a rhythmic fast and nervous like manner synchronized with the infectious, lively, French Québécois … Continue reading Frantic Footwork

Lee’s New Wrinkle

  Last Friday during 2018 Montreal's annual International Festival returning Jazz legend Bryan Lee's new wrinkle this year was his new band of mostly senior musicians doing the gig on CBC stage. Bryan apparently had health problems serious enough to cause separation from his other, original, band that I had the opportunity to see on … Continue reading Lee’s New Wrinkle

Blush

  F1 racer tire change contest woman announcer seems to blush while on her mike talking to assembled crowd of passersby Grand Prix fans during pre-amble to giving OK for event to start. The scene is Crescent street, Thursday morning, June 2016, during the annual Montreal International Grand Prix weekend and the two first contestants … Continue reading Blush

Mentor

  Fr. Emmett Johns, a Roman Catholic priest, was a true mentor to his flock of "lost sheep" as he once referred to them, the destitute, forgotten, homeless, unwanted, young people living on Montreal's mean, scary, uncaring, streets. Ordained a priest on June 6, 1952 Fr. Johns served in at least six parishes on the … Continue reading Mentor