Category Archives: George’s Writers Corner

Great Spot to hear about anything and everything concerning writing. Also information on my books, book signings, speaking engagements and events that might be happening in and around our town.

Morning Chat Dec 24/2020

Good Morning! Or better yet Merry Christmas. Not long now before old Santa Claus comes down the chimney. I have to remember to shut down my wood furnace tonight. I wouldn’t want to singe his red suite. The thing I like about Santa Claus, is that he isn’t about religion, cults or any anything else. He doesn’t choose sides, and he is there for everyone that chooses to acknowledge him. He even caters to those that might be a touch naughty now and then. LOL My kind of guy. Actually he was created in part, by two New Yorkers—Clement Clark Moore and Thomas Nast—They were major influences on the Santa Claus millions of children wait for each year. My way of looking at this man in the Red suit … is that he is what ever you want him to be. Ho Ho Ho! On another note it has warmed up some with the temperature this morning sitting at 4.9 C | 40.82 F. We could see a lot of snow on Christmas Day. The rain we are having at the moment will change to flurries this afternoon. Then Christmas Day, a new low pressure system is forecast to track northward toward us here in Port Loring, spreading heavy snow ahead of it. Snowfall accumulations of around 5 to 15 cm or 6 inches will be possible before things gradually tapers off Friday night. So … for those that are hoping for a white Christmas … your wish might come true. Highway 522 is wet and might get a bit slippery as the day moves forward. Yesterday I cleaned up my shop a bit and then did some work here on the Computer. Today I will work on a Christmas Podcast for tomorrow. You won’t want to miss it. With that I am off for some homemade blueberry pancakes that my lovely wife is whipping up, with a cup of tea, and will then see what the day has in store. Take care, stay safe and Merry Christmas!!

Morning chat Dec 20/2020

Good Morning!. It’s not so good a day outside this morning. We are at the moment having some freezing rain, which I suspect will change to mostly rain or flurries as the day progresses. On the good side of things it is a lot warmer with the temperature sitting at 0.5 C | 32.9 F. It will warm up even more, as the day moves forward. And the good news is the warmer weather will remain with us for two or three more days before cooling down. Highway 522 is partially snow covered with some icy sections throughout. So care should be taken if out and about. For my wife and I we don’t have anywhere, so we will be staying home. Yesterday I made a dump run so that is out of the way for a couple of weeks. Today I will work away on a podcast or two taking it a bit easy. Other than that … not much else happening in and around our small community. I should say it is small in people, but large in land mass LOL. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife, and will then see what develops. You just never know what a day has in store. I am hoping all good. Take care, stay safe and look after yourself, family and friends.

Morning Slice of life Sep 18/2020

Good Morning! Well for a change we are in the midst of some sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. But in saying that, it is cool with temperatures sitting at 39F/5C. It will warm up a wee bit, but not much as the day moves forward. Tonight will be down to near freezing. It’s a sign of what’s to come for us here in the North. Highway 522 is a touch busy this morning with lots of trucks moving around the area and a few locals doing what comes naturally. LOL Yesterday my wife and I went to North Bay for some groceries and things. Picked up everything, visited our son in his apartment parking lot, dropped off one of our computers for him to repair, had lunch and a coffee alongside the highway and came on home. We usually pack a lunch and a thermos of coffee to take with us. That way we don’t have to go into any stores. Our groceries we order and pay online, and then they bring them out to our car. Pays to be cautious. Also, it should be noted that the leaves are sure turning colour-fast. I would say next weekend will be the best of the best for seeing them. It sure is nice to see the artistic values that Mother Nature has to offer every year. On another note we did see hundreds of kids heading off to Tim Hortons and places at noon while in North Bay. I think we only seen about six out of hundreds that were wearing a mask. Some groups had as many as ten to twenty young ones all close together. I am not sure where their minds are. I am afraid of what will happen in the days ahead. Some schools already are having some outbreaks. The thing is … these kids get it then pass it on to family and friends. Most of them might be able to fight it off but the older folks like parents and teachers might not be able to. Going to be interesting to say the least. On another note, today my wife and I will do some mowing around the house here, as it is still growing leaps and bounds. But first we will have a coffee together. Take care and be extra careful out there today. We are well over the 300 hundred a day mark for new cases, and that total is rising.