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Starbucks; Diversity and Inclusiveness

Starbucks; Diversity and Inclusiveness

I appreciate the efforts Seattle’s favourite favorite Mermaid has taken to foster diversity and inclusiveness.

Wasn’t to far back the Canadian Elves had sensitivity training and I’ll tell you straight up, the Coffee Elves I know are all a Bonnie Bunch of Baristas.

I do think that being welcoming to “STALKERS” and giving them their own gift card is a wee bit extreme, but I don’t make policy.

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G.R. Hambley ©
July 05, 2018



Good Morning Toronto – 30/06/18

Here on the 30th day of June in the year of our lord, 2018, good morning Toronto!

Tomorrow is Canada’s Birthday, July 1. I am old school and it is “Dominion Day” not “Canada Day”.

Canada Day? Not a thing. Renaming to the current got through the house without Quorum.

Looking West on Front Street

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G.R. Hambley ©
June 30, 2018


Day 3 of the 7 Day B & W Challenge


7 days, seven black and white photos of your life. No people, no explanation. Challenge someone new each day and tag the person who nominated you.

G.R. Hambley December 02, 2017 ©

Lightning Blossom

Lightning Blossom


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G. R. Hambley © August 12, 2017

Pen Pals

Pen Pals

I was surprised this morning

Note 001

A gift from a friend

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A damn fine pen that I shall cherish and use in my indomitable way

G.R. Hambley April 05, 2017

Stoney Lonesome

We’ve a new friend in the writers Menagerie. Our new pal has made him self quite at home with me and the others. He has BartholoMEW to fly with. Horace, Harvey and Jerome appreciate having a 4th for Euchre and Bridge.

When he and Bernie sing at the same time it can drive you right bonkers! You can listen for yourself. Bernie is all about the tunes but this guys likes the videos. Hard to believe our new friend is as old as he is.

He’s complex and really a sweet guy when you get to know him who does have his moments. But don’t we all have our moments; some of them Majik.

All the links open to new tabs.

Stoney Lonesome

Resting on the roof in his dignified resolute way
Eons long he’s been the go to one and now he’s numb
Going to take some serious doing to stop him stewing
Inclined to make old stone face smile so up the case I go

Reginald Gargoyle

Now and again he remembers his heart isn’t stone
An angel’s love he says he’s without so relishes quiet
Looking off in to space so you can’t see his teary face
Dreary days turn to dark nights and she’s not here

G.R. Hambley  ©
June 14, 2016

Chronological Posting List

Bird Warbles

One more from the Menagerie that enjoy the writers loft.

Yes another that appeared to fill a need. Attempts were made to discover from whence he came, no luck.

Each of the links opens a tune on Spotify the Bird likes. The last one is his theme song!


Bird Warbles

Bop, bop, bop goes that beaky bird
Endless renditions of “peel me a grape
Rousing the rest to “be bop, bop, bop a lula
New age techno pop a not, not, not
Indie rock never gets stuck in that craw
Everybody’s rockin’ the joint, a job well done

G.R. Hambley ©
February 06, 2016

Counter Cutie – Lyric

Counter Cutie

Lyric, maybe.

Climbs herself up on that chair, gives up a little high thigh
Overtly lets them legs cross, grey skirt makes a swift shift
Uncrossing them, a small curvy push, tilting back the cool stool
No girl no, don’t be tugging that bunched up gown down

Cool legs sliding, hot lips smiling, red tresses flying

Tawny angel so desired, yeah she knows in how her glow shows
Every guy watching only you, all gone redheaded stepchild wild
Running fingers through that mane, nails a French tip trip
Captivating eyes blazing up, she’s caught someone’s crooked look

Cool legs sliding, hot lips smiling, red tresses flying

Under table knees just a knockin, girl’s got the rockin’ walkin’
Takin’ a glance this way, eyes meet eyes, smile beguiles
In a stride she’s by my side, totally insane, all gone a hazy crazy
Exchanging whispers, hair flip giggle, number goes in to a glad hand

Cool legs gliding, hot lips smiling, red tresses flying
          Cool girl waving, hot guys dying, me, I’m just admiring

G.R. Hambley ©
October 24, 2015

Saturday Pontificating And Selective Musing

Saturday Pontificating and Selective Musing

Been a bit since I’ve just randomly and not mused for the benefit of myself and those who read me.

Those of you who read me, thanks! Those of you who don’t read me, why not?

Toronto is back to normal after the PanAm and Para PanAm games. Not that there was much that you’d notice to cause disruption in the everyday life of us core dwellers. H.O.V. lanes were driving the denizens who had to use the highways around the G.T.A. (Greater Toronto Area) dingy but other than that, not much to speak of in disruption. It was nice that the City did close off parking for the entire day on Front St when the Para PanAm’s opened and closed. That was fair and equitable and unlike what they did for the PanAm opening and closing, no one unfairly got their vehicle towed away!

The Athletes for the PARA GAMES were much more visible on the streets I travel and at the establishments I visit. I think mobility may have been part of the reason. Easier to just make use of the facilities and get around in the area you’re billeted in I suppose.

One of things that did make an impression me was the exuberance the PARA Athletes showed. Not to say that the “able bodied” weren’t pleased to be here just that the greater challenged were out and enjoying Toronto more. I saw the U.S.A.’s wheelchair basket ball team 4 or 5 times. A couple times just enjoying Front St. by the St. Lawrence Market and a couple times using the streets as paths for their cardio work.

I would like to comment on polo shirts I saw one country wearing, and I did go looking for a picture. The sleeves and shoulders looked kind of like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that, that dog Sam created after eating the purple flowers!

I was very pleased to see some of the Para Games Athletes, Coaches and Support Staff stayed beyond on the Games to enjoy Toronto The Good! The smiles and good will of all who visited this city were infectious and the smiles on those who call this city home, welcoming!

In closing on the Para Games I’m pleased to say there was no International Incident when some from the American Team and some from the Cuban team showed up at one of my coffee spots. Oh wait silly me, they were Athletes having a good time and not fear mongering politicians.

Going to be a beautiful afternoon here in Toronto and I think better when I move so I’m off to enjoy it and ponder on some goodies I got in the works!

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
August 22, 2015

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

My thanks to Laura Bruj for nominating, and bringing me this award.

The rules say announce with a post and like the person who nominated you. Well this is the post and I do like the person who nominated me.

My apologies for not completing this task sooner!


Post 7 interesting things about yourself it says.

1. I like dragons and my first ever favourite song had a dragon.

I’m also a fan of “Jane And The Dragon

Dragon is cool and I do so very much appreciate the art of tearing and shredding!

2. I cut my teeth on Science Fiction and Fantasy as a young person. The first S.F. was, “The Lensman” series by E.E. Doc Smith. I still aspire to be a 3rd Stage Lensman.

3. I very much enjoy the works of others as much as my own and promote them.

4. Sometimes I make up my own words and they work not just for me but for others too.

5. It has indeed been a long strange trip that isn’t over yet and the only one thing I am is Spiritual.

6. I love music and many of music’s genres. As was pointed out to me by a friend and I had never really thought about it, I am lyric driven as opposed to music driven. Y’all are gonna have to figure that out for your selves.

7. I do not hate.



My tastes are eclectic. I give to you a small number of those that I like

Sister Madly

A real good Teller of Tales, Fine Poet and Wonderful Imaginist

 Janice Wald

Janice knows her stuff and isn’t afraid to ask questions.
Practical solutions and established strategies to improve your blog

Paris Poems

Softer and heartfelt

Josh Daniel Photography

Josh is a damn good photographer with a real touch for real people

G.R. Hambley
August 17, 2015