Muse: Leafs vs. Habs NHL Playoff Series? Once in a Blue Moon

3 things I won’t take for granted next week when the NHL Playoffs start:

  1. That the Maple Leafs are in the Playoffs – the first time in about 10 years
  2. That Toronto and Montreal will likely meet in the opening round – the first time in about 30 years
  3. That my wife, Celine, probably won’t talk to me the rest of the Playoffs if my Leafs eliminate her precious Habs … that said, goal celebration escalation throughout the series does seem inevitable. Go Leafs Go!

Music to suit: Gary Glitter Rock and Roll Part 2
(Source: YouTube, Standup42003)

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Muse: Gun Control. Another Giant Leap Sideways.

Sad to hear the U.S. government couldn’t make any meaningful progress on gun control this week. Just like everything else these days, from the debt to the environment, from America to Europe. John Donne once said, “no man is an island”, but today, it seems everybody is.

Music to suit: The Beatles I’m Only Sleeping
(Source: YouTube, R Sheldon)

Muse: Masters Golf Deserves Major Couch Time

Looking forward to watching the drama unfold at the Masters this weekend and to seeing the Augusta National golf course in full bloom … a celebration of spring and great shot making on a grand stage and one of those weekends where my Personal Video Recorder gets a lot more exercise than I do.

Music to suit: Count Basie April in Paris
(Source: YouTube, JazzBreakTV)

Muse: Technology … from far-fetched to familiar in 40 years

Hard to imagine it’s only been 40 years since the first mobile phone call was made and only 30 years since the first mobile phones were sold in stores. Cell phones, personal computers and internet technology have become so pervasive since then, it makes you wonder what other seemingly far-fetched ideas will become commonplace 40 years from today … like privately funded Space Tourism … maybe not so crazy after all.

Music to suit: The Rolling Stones 2000 Light Years from Home
(Source: YouTube, Andy Glass)