• Cyclist, Busker, Valve Monkey, Moustache Model
  •  I am a riddle, wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a tortilla

Tuckamore is a name used in my home province of Newfoundland for spruce and fir trees that grow in windy  coastal and alpine areas. The wind sculpts them into low growing  distinctive shapes.

Tullamore Dew is an Irish Whiskey.

TuckamoreDew is a bad pun that I was saving for a tune title but have pressed into early service as my internet handle.


13 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for following “I do not despair” and I am glad I found your blog too. I look forward to reading more, especially how you cope with winter!


  2. Hi,

    I am with the Edmonton Bike Coalition (www.yegbikecoalition.info). We are trying to convince City Council to invest in high-quality bike routes in Edmonton’s central neighbourhoods.

    Could we have permission to use it one of your pictures for a project of ours?


    C. Nobert, Edmonton Bike Coalition


  3. Hi,

    I owe you an apology. I am using one of your photos (with credit of course!) for a social media campaign celebrating 40 years of the Archaeological Society of Alberta. We are doing a look back at the history of the Society and the Strathcona Science Provincial Park is a part of that history.
    I would have asked for permission earlier, but due to a colossal brain fart on my part, I’m under a super tight deadline.

    If you would like to see how your photo is being used please check out the “Edmonton Archaeologists” Facebook page. You can learn more about the Archaeological Society of Alberta at our web page: http://www.arkyalberta.com/.

    The old park is on our radar and it will be interesting so feel free to follow our Facebook group or e-mail arkyedmonton@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

    Thanks for your understanding, and I apologise for not getting on this at least a week sooner!

    K. Gadd
    Strathcona Archaeological Society
    Archaeological Society of Alberta


      • Hello,

        I am a graduate student working up a design study of Strathcona Science Park for my practicum. I really like your work with this blog. With your permission, I’m hoping to use a couple of your images of the boardwalk at SSP before it was removed. The images I’m interested in are at:


        I will, of course, attribute these images to you and this website using whatever format/information you prefer. I’m guessing from the above post that this won’t be a problem, but please don’t hesitate to contact me at :


        if you want any further clarification from me regarding my project, which images exactly, or anything like that.

        looking forward to hearing from you.


  4. Do you still have that Norco Magnum GT? My dad just had his beloved one stolen while he was away in Phoenix. He bought in new in 1983 and had put thousands of miles on it only to have a low life take it. Anyways, thought it was worth an ask if you had and/or would sell it.


  5. Hi there. I have a vintage bike here. I was hoping you may have heard of it. It is a Olympic SR. Made by Olympic? Looks to be 60s or 70s.



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