10 myths from usage-based billing supporters

Definitely worth a read.  Some good points here on internet billing in Canada.  My aircard bill from Bell last month was $270.00.  Ouch.

10 myths from usage-based billing supporters.



“Saskatchewan” The Movie (1954). It’s Old School.

Saskatchewan Movie

Saskatchewan Movie

Where oh where is this movie?  I have to find it, watch it, and comment on how bad and/or good it is. Have you seen it Julie?

EDIT – Some of the comments on IMDB ARE PRICELESS….. check it out at

Saskatchewan @ IMDB

This is from someone who was actually on the set during shooting of “Saskatchewan” in the comment section on IMDB. I have not edited this any way.

Sasketchewan, 16 January 2006
Author: ddroesch from United States
I was there on location for this film and it was filmed mostly in Alberta in the vicinity of Lake Louise and Banff. It rained a lot during the filming and a lot had to be redone at the studio. I was an extra and mostly rode horses and was a dead man in several scenes. As a kid it was a great experience.

Alan Ladd was wonderful as was Carrol, Shelly and Raoul. They fed us well and we stayed in small out buildings, like motel buildings, near the Banff Springs Hotel.

I had to leave early to do a film with Jeff Chandler and I had a commitment at the Pasadena Playhouse at that time also. My last theatre work was in 1960 when I had to give up show business for health reasons — I needed to eat!

Hope this clears up the question of where it was filmed.

Don Alan (Droesch)

Take it Easy,


Typewriter TAG… Another TAG

Typewriter Tag - The Story of Stinkeye Page 1

Typewriter Tag - The Story of Stinkeye Page 1

If you want to add to the story, feel free to.  Littleone and I are waiting

Byterman Typewriter Tags Totally Take That

type writer tag1

Take this wonderful note from my Smith Corona! Well you can’t actually read it, damn worn out typewriter “rrrriiiibbbooon” whatever that is.

Weekly Writers Showdown #3



Let’s do it your way


Let’s commit, give up dreams and breed

Let’s have a mini me to see the end of eternity

Let’s have a love child to hide

All our fears and insecurities

Let’s call it true love


Lets get married

Lets have a child

Lets perpetuate the demise

Of humanity

One lie at a time


Let’s buy a condo

Let’s move away

Still silent in front of shows on tv

The ones we dare not miss

for fear of seeing some reality


Let’s get married and pretend for the world

That we know the future

That we know what’s best

That we will be happier than the rest


–  Julia-lee


Ice Fog


This morning it was -28. Coming down across the bridge the ice fog was taken so high off the river that it obscured the other bank and all its buildings. It’s an eerie circumstance a misty frozen curtain being lit by the rising sun. I am late again, this time because there was no heat in the car. The only way to make the fan run was to pummel and pound the dash. There is nothing that rage can’t fix.   


The tepid sun is as tired as I am and spring is entirely too far away. The future is obscured in icy mornings there is no tomorrow only now, snow has been, is and will remain. It is now that I most envy bears.


– Byterman

Weekly Writers Showdown #2


I want to bask in the sun
when it’s high in the air
feel the heat on my skin
in the day
It’s closed in the snow
the sun holds the heat for itself
fearing the wind
will carry all away
Tepid sun
Tilting earth
I hate you
Come back


 Chocolate Dreams

The Older I get the more childish I become

So ready to cling to mystery in search of reality

So ready to accept myth as my destiny


I was at a wedding last night

Of a woman I didn’t know

She was beautiful

my vision of childhood memory


I remember a story

A magic trick to set your dreams

To the man you desire

All you need is cake from a wedding


So silently I slip a sliver

Of chocolate dreams into my pocket

I drove home thinking of you


Falling asleep a smile graces my lips

The first in weeks

Ready to embrace

 dreams of myth and destiny


Alternate Usernames

It has been pointed out to me several times recently that my username sucks. Here are some of the suggested alternatives:








Typewriter TAG Inspiration. Round 2.

Typewriter TAG... H.A.F.


Round Two.

Will Byterman beat Julie to the next TAG?  I’d like to know what kind of journey you are going to take finding a typewriter Byterman!  Take lots of pictures!

Take Care,


Typewriter Tag… This is for Byterman and Julie!

Thank you both for writing on the old/new blog! I’ve got a challenge for you both and anyone else that wants to join. It’s called Typewriter TAG. Rules are below, forgive me for the grammar…