Some things on the go: continuing the French and Spanish language lessons (on a 450+ day streak!) and my curiosity on learning PGP with email got the better of me. You can see how here.

If you’re able to support local businesses over the holidays, go and check out, a site supporting Winnipeg businesses from “local makers and merchants, to your door”.

As small local businesses struggle to maintain business during another COVID lockdown, here’s an easy way to find a small business to support for your holiday shopping.

These small businesses currently accept online orders, so visit them if you can. Add any suggestions to the comments below or tweet them @dilawri. I’ll do my best to keep this updated. The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce seems to have a local business directory that you can also browse through.

Bison Books –
Burton Lysecki Books –
Whodunit Books –

Bijou –
Golden Hand Jewellery –

Toys, games, hobbies:
A Muse N Games –
Aunt Monica’s Attic –
Game Knight –
PNP Games –
Toad Hall Toys –

Gifts and gift baskets:
Avenue 29 Gifts –

Last updated: November 15, 2020

Movies to watch: “Drunken Angel,” by Akira Kurosawa. Any collaboration between Kurosawa and lead actor Toshiro Mifune is going to a great one. This film was one of their earlier ones together and is terrific.

Movies to watch: Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 classic, Rashomon, with the legendary frequent star of his films, Toshiro Mifune.

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Rashomon (1950)