Archive for the ‘Bruce Uncorked’ Category

  • Bike tax? Is this for real?

    Mar 6, 13 • 168 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    OK, I had to share this blog showing a state representative commenting on the notion of bike taxes in the state of Washington. Insane. The Huffington Post also did something on this story. Does this guy even think about the disparity in the amount of CO2...

  • Drip, drip, drip . . . aaargh!

    Mar 3, 13 • 220 Views • Bruce Uncorked2 Comments

    I thought faucets weren’t supposed to drip anymore? Didn’t technology give us that years ago? I remember a dripping faucet keeping me awake at night when I was younger. I find that noise very frustrating. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed our bar...

  • Loosely based on a true story

    Feb 25, 13 • 539 Views • Bruce Uncorked1 Comment

    The terms “based on real events” and “based on a true story” are classic realities of Hollywood. They are so real that it allows Hollywood to inject the unreal, or the extreme stretch of truth. “Argo,” the story of how six...

  • Thirst for craft brew has business booming at Bayside

    Feb 13, 13 • 551 Views • Bruce Uncorked5 Comments

    Windsor’s loss last April is truly Chatham-Kent’s gain. I’m talking about the demise of Charly’s Brew Pub in Windsor and the birth of Bayside Brewing Co. in Erieau. We couldn’t have one without the loss of the other, you see....

  • Filling voids — Cross Country comes to Blenheim

    Feb 7, 13 • 246 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    Why Blenheim? It was on everybody’s mind this morning when Cross Country Manufacturing announced it has set up shop in the South Kent community. And the answer bodes well for Chatham-Kent’s future. Jonathan Doerksen, president of Cross Country,...

  • Smart move, C-K council

    Feb 7, 13 • 234 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    Nice work, Chatham-Kent councillors, in killing an idea that would put today’s infrastructure financing issues into the wallets of our children. Council voted 13-5 last night against a motion that would have seen the municipality take out a loan to pay...

  • And it’s lit

    Feb 6, 13 • 214 Views • Bruce Uncorked1 Comment

    We finished with our recessed lighting on the weekend. Naturally, the final two lights took about 90 minutes to install — much less time than the other four. Chalk it up to experience, or the Lee factor. Actually, it was mostly the Lee factor. I’d...

  • Let there be light

    Jan 30, 13 • 434 Views • Bruce Uncorked2 Comments

    Well, it’s done. I successfully finished my lighting improvements in our basement. I hate overhead fluorescent lighting. I’m talking about the old-fashioned two-tube, ballast-controlled fluorescent fixtures. Oh, they’re fine for in a garage,...

  • Knee-jerk stupidity — the death of animal control in C-K

    Jan 25, 13 • 272 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    “Good luck, Animal Control, you’re going to need it.” That’s a comment from Chatham-Kent council budget chair Art Stirling on Facebook over the hasty decision by council to gun down its animal control program. Stirling is frustrated....

  • Small town service

    Jan 23, 13 • 239 Views • Bruce UncorkedNo Comments

    As many readers know, I use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for sleeping at night. I have sleep apnea. The machine isn’t very effective when the headgear on the mask starts to fall apart. The new mask, which I’d had for about...