Merry Christmas!

It’s 2017. It’s Christmas time. Our treecam is live!

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Merry Christmas to all of you from Eric and me. Thank you for stopping by.

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I used to maintain a blog called Fahrenheit to Celsius: An American In Canada. As I started to work with WordPress, I abandoned that blog, which was on the Blogger platform. WordPress seemed more useful. And then Facebook took off.

But eventually, the 2016 Election happened, and Donald Trump is going to be inaugurated President of the United States next week. This seems like as good a time as any to return to writing about Canadian and American culture and politics.

This weekend, Rep. John Lewis said he didn’t regard Trump as a legitimate President, and urged a boycott of the Inauguration. Donald Trump fired back on Twitter, apparently unaware of who John Lewis actually is or what congressional district he represents.


After the Saturday night tweet fest, Lewis’ book, March, was back-ordered on

Let’s see how The Art of the Deal is doing. Ah, no problem.

Well, what about March on

No problem if you want to pay a lot more and wait a lot longer. Oh. Canada. It takes some getting used to.

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, All!

It’s our 20th year of live streaming our Christmas tree. Thank you for stopping by. We hope you’ll leave a comment.

We only use this Ustream once a year, so it’s an ad-supported plan. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THE ADS!

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Dépaysement: Decoy Deer

Dépaysement translates roughly as “change of scenery.” It translates even more roughly as “The feeling that comes from not being in one’s own country.”

I am an American in Canada. It takes some getting used to.

This article appeared in a local online news website.

Deer Decoy News Story

Deer Decoy Story Page 2

There are so many things about this I just do not understand.

Here’s a PDF of the story: Kelowna man fined for shooting at decoy deer in Joe Rich


Thanks to The Huffington Post (believe it or not) for this.

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Merry Christmas 2015

It’s Christmas again, and for the 19th year we are live streaming our tree. We started doing this when it was called “web casting.”

Enjoy the tree and please comment. We’ll see it later if we’re not in the chat at the time.


Live streaming video by UstreamMerry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

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