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First Aid – do you know what to do? Part 2

April 22, 2012


Remember yesterday?  I gave you your first look at some great first aid tips from the American Red Cross circa 1937.  Go read about it.  Today we’ll pick up that same thread with a few more life saving tips on how to carry injured people and how to molest them while pretending to resuscitate them. […]

First Aid – do you know what to do? Part 1

April 21, 2012


I recently went on a bit of an Etsy spree, and bought a bunch of cool junk.  Who doesn’t need two hundred vintage envelopes?  Chumps is who.  Included in one of my purchases was a little gem: Yes folks, it’s the American Red Cross First Aid Text-Book, first published in 1933 and revised in 1937. […]

Military matrimony and a metal menagerie

April 19, 2012


I recently had the good fortune to be invited to the wedding reception of pals Emily & James.  It was held at the Army Officer’s Mess in downtown Ottawa.  Sounds kind of rough and tumble, right?  Names can be deceiving my friends!  This place is the greatest!  It’s located right on Somerset, just in from […]

Empty Swimming Pool Explained – At Knife Point

April 2, 2012


Before the release of Empty Swimming Pool You Will Never Defeat Me I gave you, dear readers, a peek behind the curtain with a little history on the song Jazz Standards.  Today I give to you another look at how this stuff works.  We’ll be concentrating on the song At Knife Point.  Click on the […]