September 21 is a date in the calendar, and while it says “Beginning of Autumn” on paper, I mark the start of fall when the weather feels a chilly cool at night and leafs start covering the ground.
Most years, these events progress over the course of a few days.
This year, it happened suddenly Saturday morning.
Being an independent journalist is a double-edged sword when it comes to being my own editor. There is the freedom to write stories without an editor assigning me to clickbait, but there the lack of guidance that an editor can provide when my desire to cover an issue becomes a rabbit hole leading to nowhere. […]
Hamilton’s “smog shield” doesn’t exist anymore. That that it existed in the first place, but it was the saying I and many others would use to explain when weather systems impacted north, west, and south of Hamilton but somehow we’d get no rain. Overnight, there was (slight) rain north and south of Hamilton but none […]
Downtown was alive with young people when I walked in Gore Park around 11 p.m. Saturday night. It wasn’t a concert or some official special event, a group of young people had gathered to play Pokemon. I counted approximately 75 people in the park, many of who were using the street patio furniture to gather […]
Hamilton’s great independent music/record store Dr. Disc is celebrating 25 years of operation. Think about that for a second, they opened in 1991 only two years before home dial-up Internet was available in Hamilton, in a decade which saw the introduction of peer-to-peer file sharing popularized with Napster, and a drop in record sales. Record stores […]
An engaged civic leader brought a good point to my attention today – the City is losing many young trees to the dry weather and will have to replant them at taxpayer expense in future years. The issue is even more important with the loss of Ash Borer trees. Many Hamiltonians have young trees from […]