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In Photos: Super Moon, June 23, 2013

It wasn’t the best night for moon watching on Sunday. There were brief moments in my area in the Annex in Toronto when the clouds didn’t succeed in obscuring the moon’s magnificent light. Nor was it the location on the continent to see the moon when it is at its closest to the earth during … Continue reading

Breezy Point, Queens five months after Sandy: a preview

As a journalist who was in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit, I went back at the end of March to see how Breezy Point, Queens, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods, was doing after the storm destroyed an entire part of the seaside neighborhood last October. When the giant wall of rushing sea … Continue reading

Got sheep?

Niagara-on-the-Lake in the Niagara Region wine country is a beautiful place. You can cruise for hours down stretching gravel drives that clip stones at the metal underbelly of speeding cars. The crisscrossing concrete concession roads link motorists and cyclists alike to the plethora of verdant vineyards. The region has giant wineries — Inniskillin and Jackson-Triggs … Continue reading

Cars, expensive cars: Yorkville exotic car show

I was walking on Toronto’s Bloor Street this afternoon, and stumbled on the Yorkville Exotic Car Show. I like to drive. I’ve sometimes wonder what it’s like to drive a fast car such as a Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, or Lamborghini. I can pick them out in a crowd. But the thought of driving fast cars … Continue reading