Wise Words

April 12, 2020

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Night Music: Malaguena

April 12, 2020


Complete mastery of the guitar.

Grandview 12th April 1920

April 12, 2020

Vancouver Sun, 19200412 p.14

The Fairview Candy Manufacturing Company was at 1670 Commercial from 1913 until 1922. In the latter year, it moved to 1710 Commercial.  The owner of the company, Nicholas Genis, lived for a while in the apartments upstairs at 1674 Commercial.


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A Truly Brave Man

April 12, 2020

The first hero that I remember having was Duncan Edwards, the Manchester United footballer who was killed along with many others in the team in the Munich air crash of 1958.  The second was Yuri Gagarin.

Fifty-nine years ago today, Yuri Gagarin entered history as the first human being in space. A few years earlier, just before my 8th birthday, my father had taken the time to get me interested in the Soviet Union’s feat in putting Sputnik into space. I was entranced and remained an avid follower of the space race for decades. I followed the Russian dogs going up, and Gagarin’s flight was the obvious next step.

It wasn’t revealed for forty years that the cosmonaut ejected from the capsule before it crash-landed, parachuting to earth. And it was definitely sad for Gagarin that he was thereafter too valuable to put at threat and so he was never allowed to return to orbit. No matter.  That first flight was a glorious triumph for mankind!