What are Nova Scotians Like? Why, like Sidney and Maudie!

Whenever I’ve traveled outside of Canada, I find that Nova Scotia is still relatively unknown to the world. I have to tell people where Nova Scotia is after I tell them I’m from there, because the name is mostly meaningless to them. Then comes the assortment of scouting questions as to what it’s like there, what people do there, anyone famous they might know from there, what people are like there, and so on. On the matter of people, since I’m not a sufficient sample on my own, possibly because I’m Asian because Nova Scotians aren’t mostly Asian, from now on, I’ll tell them about Sidney, as in Crosby, and Maudie, as in (Maud) Lewis.

Sidney Crosby has been the greatest hockey player in the world for a decade or so now. Nova Scotians suddenly get a lot of credibility with the mention of Sidney. However, Maud, is still as quaint as the rest of us is to the rest of the world. If you don’t know Maud, I can’t say I blame you. I didn’t even know much about Maud, and her life, though I did know a bit about her art, and I’m from Nova Scotia.

But if you don’t know much about Maud, may I highly recommend this film that is still out in the US as I write this in early September 2017. You can see it via other means after this. SO beautiful and inspiring, though tragic in many ways, too.

 

And a fuller summary of Maud Lewis rather than just a movie trailer…

 

And an oldie but goodie…

 

A painting of hers that was recently found sold for more than $125K!

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Upon Seeing Hurricane Irma, I said IRMAHGERD!!!

Pun with hurricane name? CHECK!

Pun with Ermahgerd? CHECK!

Killing two words with one pun? CHECK!

Don’t underestimate this one, folks! It’s not only the strongest hurricane ever measured, it’s one with a female name that causes lots of people to underestimate its power on sexist views about female names, which leads to more average deaths per hurricane! (CNN)

Happy Ranniversary to Me!

A year ago, thanks to Jack Scrine of Halifolks, I got something unusual that I did over the years captured on video. It started one of the funnest weeks of my life so far.

Thanks a lot also to Brad Verge, the bus driver who was a fantastic sport to make this video super! And thanks to some people in the local media, especially Kelland Sundahl of ATV news, who did a very fun story, to make my special week what it was!