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1 week ago

SCAN #2:

Jim Murray · This was taken in about 1977, when my wife and I were living in the coach house in back of Gordon Lightfoot's house in an area of downtown Toronto called Rosedale. This shot was in one of the upstairs rooms. We lived there virtually rent free for three years, which allowed us to ...

3 months ago

Fluid Service in Toronto

RJS Autotech · With over 100 locations and growing, we are the best choice for drive thru oil changes and maintenance services to help you avoid costly breakdowns. For more information, visit our official website  feel free to call at 647-348-0111.

4 months ago

When you pick up that hammer...

Graham🐝 Edwards · I should make it very clear up front that a hammer is a very important part of any tool box but it can’t be the only tool — and with that said, I shall continue. · “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” · This phrase is affectionately called Maslow’s hammer ...

4 months ago

Post from Jim Murray

Jim Murray · Pic de Jour One of my favorite parks in Toronto. It was only about 3 long blocks from where I last lived there.

4 months ago

The reflection of a nation...

Graham🐝 Edwards · I was born into a lower middle class family and grew up in what could accurately be called white suburbia just outside of Toronto. At the time my knowledge of our indigenous population consisted of the stereotypes that came from westerns in the movies and on television and that T ...

5 months ago

Post from Jim Murray

Jim Murray · Pic de Jour: Only In Toronto

7 months ago

Fear of the road not taken

Royce Shook · A friend of mine said that he had just attended his first online “Celebration of Life” a week after I had attended my first. COVID has taken many of our loved ones from us and we are learning new ways to celebrate them. I was thinking that when that someone special chose between ...

9 months ago

Long Live The King

Jim Murray · This picture you see here above was one that I took on one of a thousand bike rides I went on when I lived in Toronto. · I used to ride my bike everywhere. To work, to the store. Out for coffee with friends. Wherever. · The view from the seat of a Raleigh touring bike is a lot di ...

11 months ago

MurMarketing Case Histories

Jim Murray · Welcome to my Case Histories page, where you will find details on a number of projects I have done over the over the years, including the results these projects were able to achieve. · More Stuff About Me · I have recently relocated to the Niagara Peninsula area, which is actua ...

1 year ago

As a Leader, It’s Your Duty to Tell the Truth. Always

Jim Taggart · In Canada, the problem of lying and deception by prominent leaders is skewed into the political sphere. The United States, in contrast, is more of an equal opportunity employer, with an abundance of dishonest corporate and political leaders at all levels of government: municipal, ...

1 year ago

The Magic Pillow

Jim Murray · Egads....it’s exactly noon. I got up about half an hour ago after a nine hour, almost continuous sleep. This is also the fifth day in a row that I have been sleeping late into the morning, and the first time that I can remember that this has happened to me. · I have, up until now ...

1 year ago

Everybody Talks About The Weather…Myself Included

Jim Murray · As is our good fortune down here on the Quiet Side of the Lake, the winter storm that passed through over the past day and a half left us with very little except a small lake at the far end of the back yard and a water level in my pool that is approaching the point where we will ...

1 year ago

Chiropractors & Me…Or My No Longer Achin’ Back

Jim Murray · My relationship with the chiropractic profession goes all the way back to my childhood in the 1950s. · I was a bedwetter. Which is something that very quickly gets to be a nuisance. And since my mother hated nuisances, she took me to see my first chiropractor. · He laid me down ...

2 years ago

Pseudo Retirement: Or The Life Lessons I Am Learning At The Moment

Jim Murray · My wife and I moved to St Catharines from the hustle and bustle of Toronto at around this time of year, three years ago now. · She had retired from her school administrator position and really didn’t see hanging around in Toronto as any sort of viable option. And since this, mean ...

2 years ago

A Bunch Of Useful Stuff I Know About Blogging

Jim Murray · A Mercifully Brief History of Blogging · It's generally recognized that the first blog was Links.net, created by some dude named Justin Hall, a Swarthmore College student, in 1994. Of course, at that time they weren't called blogs, and he just referred to it as his personal homep ...

2 years ago

Why The Main Driver In Today’s World Is Your Passion.

Jim Murray · “If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you - like a fever.” · Sam Walton · The 80/20 Differential, (shortened down from the bulkier 80/20 Rule of Almost Everythi ...

2 years ago

Absolute Zero & Other Good Things

Jim Murray · I am what used to be called back in the day a high strung individual. I have been that way all my life. · High strung people tend to be ‘all in’ all the fucking time, regardless of their interests. As a kid I was ‘all in’ with making money to buy the things I wanted for myself. I ...

2 years ago

Starin' At The Trees...A Gallery

Jim Murray · I have been a photographer since way back in the 1970s. For several years I even got paid for it and got to travel all over my country to do it. Mostly I worked for magazines and advertising agencies and photographed people, famous and otherwise. And it was great. But my real joy ...

2 years ago

The Hottest Day Of My Life

Jim Murray · You hear a lot about climate change these days and I hope we all keep on hearing about it. Because let’s face it, there’s all kinds of weird climate shit happening everywhere. · But this is not exactly what you would call a new thing. All through my life, which goes back to the 5 ...

2 years ago

The Three Levels of Stupid

Jim Murray · Well it's Friday and you know what that means here on the Quiet Side of The Lake.This is a class-two rant, in which I try and be a little more positive than usual. It’s part of my therapy. Hope you enjoy it and realize that while you may hear the odd harsh thing. it’s all just ...

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