Oct 1, 2022

Miss Kitty Turns 7

 “Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”

– Ram Dass

Sep 29, 2022

A Brilliant Start to a New Season

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sep 22, 2022

MOVIE | Gorgo

 Off Beat Cinema concludes its weekly posting on Scribbles  with a great creature feature. Gorgo is the United Kingdom's answer to Japan's Godzilla craze with a King Kong theme mixed in for good measure. 

A group of fisherman discover a prehistoric creature. Its captured and brought to land to be a carnival attraction, but wait....the creature had a parent and they're not amused at their offspring's fate. Find out what happens next in this corny but endearing tale from 1961. 

 Off Beat Cinema will return at the end of October  with some scary treats to get you in the Halloween spirit. You can also view Off Beat Cinema's catalogue of movies on their You Tube page. CLICK HERE 

A New Day


Sep 15, 2022

All Natural Beauty

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”

– Charles Darwin

Sep 14, 2022

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Scribbles Goes To Elton John Farewell Concert

It seemed like an eternity from the time I won two tickets to see Elton John in concert in June 2021 to the actual day of the big farewell show on September 7, 2022.

As hardcore Scribbles pals will recall, there was also a mix-up this spring when the radio station I had won the tickets from sent an email to all the winners sharing the sad news that the show was cancelled. I guess I could have just accepted that, but it didn't seem quite right to me. I knew Elton had cancelled his March shows because there were still pandemic limits as to how many people could attend a live show, but Ticketmaster was still selling tickets to the September show, plus a second show. When I inquired with the radio station, they replied right away stating that indeed they had made a mistake, the concert in September was still a go and we still had tickets to see it. WHEW! 

Elton isn't known for dancing around the stage or having choreographed performers, but the huge video screens surrounding the elaborate stage (complete with a "floating piano") blended with Elton's charm and showmanship, made for an extremely entertaining extravaganza.  

Here's a 10 minute video that highlights the big event, Enjoy! ... 

Sep 10, 2022

SCRIBBLES VIDEO | My Awesome August

I was away from home quite a bit in August, spending time at campgrounds, RV's and even a cottage on a private island. 

I took lots of photos and video clips of my adventures and now I'd like to share them with all of you. 

Take a look at this new Scribbles Video where I reveal all about My Awesome August.

In this video we mention the car was okay after Canadian Tire looked at it. They figure it may have been some gravel that got caught up under the car and the noise we heard were the stones shaking and rattling their way out. I returned to Canadian Tire to have the lug nuts tightened as recommended by them when they inspected the car and took the tires off.  In the pontoon video, Mr. Sock did not actually motorboat Ken's cousin Jeanne.  Also in the video from the first weekend at N.E.T. Camp Resort, our Scribbles pals Tammie, Aeitch and Richard were there for a few hours too

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lucas Meets Stuart the Minion

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”

– Florence Nightingale

Aug 16, 2022

A Shocking & Hurtful Exit for Lisa LaFlamme

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

– Walter Winchell


I'm going to the Ottawa Valley in a few days, with my mom. We will be repeating much of 2019's visit. For example, we will be staying in my cousins Cathy & Ernie's RV at Cedar Beach Camp Resort in Eganville. 

We will also be getting together with some our many Scribbles friends & relatives in the Valley and I will be spending a night on a private island with my cousin Jeanne...and the only way to get there is by....wait for it....BOAT! My fear of water will be in full force I'm sure. 

Ironically, mom and I won't be spending a lot of time actually IN our hometown Renfrew. Mom has a friend she wishes to visit there and we want to check out the amazing gift shop 'A Sense of Country' and of course it wouldn't be a trip to Renfrew if we didn't go to the infamous Swinging Bridge, but we will be in Eganville, White Lake and Douglas for most of our holiday.  

There will be no new posts while we are away. Off Beat Cinema will return Fri. Aug. 26 and we will resume posts and videos in early Sept.

We're into the last few weeks of August, a last kick at the can when it comes to summer activities and festivals. Get out and enjoy yourself. Even sitting outside with a cold beverage and a good read can be enjoyable, if you can't get to events or aren't doing a vacation. Just go out and have fun. 

I look forward to bringing you more videos, more Scribbles posts and of course more Mr. Sock, who I spend entirely too much time with...LOL!  September officially makes it 43 years that Scribbles has been around in one format or another. We'll talk about that more next month.

Happy Trails My Friends. 
“There is magic in long-distance friendships. 
They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes 
beyond being physically together and is often more profound.”

– Diana Cortes


“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, 
but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”

– Mark Twain

Play Our Exciting New Game miD | Way

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I'm an avid fan of TV game shows, and after watching a sickening amount of them online lately, I was compelled to come up with a game show for Scribbles. I call it Midway (stylized as "miD | Way") and the concept is fairly easy to pick up on.

What wasn't so easy was putting it all together. That's not a complaint. I chose to do this and I enjoyed the challenges I faced, or more accurately, challenges I created...LOL. There's all the bells and whistles associated with a genuine TV game show. Moving graphics (created using lots of individual images) gaming sound effects, a theme song jingle, a colourful host and lots of (pretend) prizes, Midway has ALL of these.

You're cordially invited to play Midway. You'll need paper and pen or pencil to write down your answers to our 10 questions. We suggest you choose a time when you can devote 12 minutes to playing a fun little game.

Our wild and crazy pal Klyde joins the fun popping up throughout the game and presenting the (pretend) prizes when the game is completed.

We even have a few brief ads "midway" through the show. These are also exclusive to Scribbles and almost as entertaining as the game itself....almost. And as an added cherry on the top... We have a few new bloopers that reveal it often takes me several attempts to properly read the game info I wrote. There's no furniture breaking in this collection of flubs, but there's still a few chuckle-worthy moments to take in.

Without further ado, grab your paper and pen, sit back and play Midway. 

Aug 12, 2022

SCRIBBLES VIDEO | Celebrating a Birthday with Lady Jane

This year, we celebrated my sister Jane's birthday several days AFTER her actual birth day and now here's our video of the event, several days AFTER we had the party. But as the old saying goes....better late than never. 


MOVIES | Double Feature: Teenagers From Outer Space & Gammera

I'm going to the Ottawa Valley with my mom next week, meaning we won't have a new Off Beat Cinema movie next Friday. But never fear, we've got a DOUBLE FEATURE for you this week. 

We start with Teenagers From Outer Space. A flying saucer arrives on Earth while searching for planets suitable to raise "Gargons", a lobster-like but air-breathing monster that is a reserve food supply on their home planet.

We follow that with destructive flying turtle Gammera: The Invincible, who is sure to stir up mayhem wherever he goes. Grab yourself some extra snacks, dim the lights, put the video on full screen mode and enjoy this double feature. 

off beat cinema MOVIE Teenagers From Outer Space

off beat cinema MOVIE  |  Gammera The Invincible 

Aug 5, 2022

Wings of Hope

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” 

– Sonia Ricotti

Drag Stars in 'Concerts on the Canal' Series

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.”

– Haruki Murakami