So here we are in 2015, the snow dripping off the roof.
What is the warmest word in any Canadian's vocabulary?
And in the spirit of rebirth ... the blog begins again.
Perhaps start with a joke?
How To Escape a Polar Bear
If you know the BBC's not-quite-a-game show Qi, you may already have the answer.
When chased by a polar bear, simply toss off your clothes.
First your hat, then your coat, toss your gloves ...
Then your sweater, next the t-shirt, then your pants ....
Toss your shoes behind you, and your socks ...
The bear will stop to carefully paw each item.
Sniff it. Lick it.
This gives time to put distance between you and the bear.
You may escape ...
Or wind up on the icy barrens, naked and afraid.
If you eventually meet the bear, he will say:
Oh good ... an unwrapped one.