Bill Greenwell

Musings of a Magpie Mind: Pigeons, whippets, and prize veggies, conclusion

Nowadays the ubiquitous pigeon gets a rather bad rap and is sometimes looked on as an urban scourge

Musings of a Magpie Mind: Priorities: Pigeons, whippets and prize veggies

My grandfather was a pitman. So were his brothers and some of his cousins.

Christmas Eves remembered: eggnog and ghosts

Bedtime brought trepidation: bogeyman coming or Santa?

Musings of a Magpie Mind: More royal women who made their mark

I’ll start with a firm favourite from my school days, the ancient Brit, Boadicea.

Around festive table we nourish ourselves

But then we touched on the Royals, and the recent visit of William, Kate and their children to our province.

Musings of a Magpie Mind: Got nine lives? Spend one of them at the top

So these are dire times for the Brits, but there’s one inhabitant at No. 10 who didn’t lose his position or any sleep

Politics a great spectator sport — particularly other people’s

I suppose as an ex-Brit, though thoroughly Canadian spectator, I can comment on the results of Thursday’s EU referendum

Although automation abounds, craftsmanship proves timeless

The age is soon coming, so we’re told, when robots will do all the manufacturing there is to be done.

Musings of a Magpie Mind: Punishing putdowns

Nevertheless, he was renowned for his rapid retorts.

Musings of a Magpie Mind: A Saint a day kept the devil at bay.

The Roman church became even richer from the offerings of high- and low-born travellers who sought saintly intervention.

Musings of a Magpie Mind: Winning that lottery and the big fat cheque.

I’m sure we‘ve all read that many, just like some Klondike gold miners who struck it rich years ago, embarked on wild spending sprees

Musings of a Magpie Mind: “Wilful wallaby wanders the Big Apple!” conclusion

Pets and their people.......from bouncy to bizarre: conclusion

Musings of a Magpie Mind: “Wilful wallaby wanders the Big Apple!”

Pets and their people.......from bouncy to bizarre.

Musings of a Magpie Mind: Though monarchs reigned, Mr. Carson ruled.

Among the hire help the butler’s word was law! It still is.

Musings of a Magpie Mind: “Buddy, can you spare a dime?”

(Bits and pieces of history, travel and trivia, collected over the years by Bill Greenwell)

MUSINGS of a Magpie Mind

(Bits and pieces of history, travel and trivia, collected over the years…

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

A few days ago, the world and the German people in particular,…

Scotland….Quebec…. and a common cause

As a typical ex-Northern Brit, with the blood of Saxon and Norse…

How Emmental cheese gets its holes

We were talking about cheese the other day and somebody mentioned that…