Donald Trump Sings “White Christmas”

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my first polo match

As part of the end-of-tourist-season Ladakh Festival, polo games are scheduled every afternoon in Leh, India.


It was surprisingly exactly as I would have imagined.





musicians celebrate each goal

The home team got smoked 4-1.


Rob and Yvonne are married

In their back yard. Parksville B.C. 🙂

I’ll link to the official wedding photographer’s pics once those are available. These are a few I snapped.

Rob and Yvonne married - 1

Rob and Yvonne married - 2

Rob and Yvonne married - 3

Rob and Yvonne married - 4

Rob and Yvonne married - 5

Rob and Yvonne married - 6

It was good to get the nuclear McCharles family together again. The two bachelors are the bookends.

Rob wedding


Carly Rae Jepsen – Nine Inch Nails mashup

Vimeo user yepimthetoaster mashed up Carly Rae Jepsen’s recent single “I Really Like You” with Nine Inch Nail’s “Head Like A Hole” and the result is a catchy masterpiece entitled “I Really Like A Hole”. Yes, even the title is perfect.


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Brazzaville–Kinshasa bridge?

The Brazzaville–Kinshasa Bridge is a proposed road-rail bridge planned to connect Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are major capital cities on the Congo River.

The bridge would need to be about 4 km long. …


Though these are the two closest National capitals in the world, almost nobody feels this is going to happen any time soon.

… significant political and infrastructure challenges prevent the two cities from functioning with any meaningful connection …

What IS happening is a riverfront park in Brazzaville, that includes a bridge. On the Brazzaville side.

bridge BRAZZA

We checked out the construction.



It’s well underway. Looks super modern. Looks a waste of money in a city where the majority of the population have no toilet, running water or power.

Still, I’m interested to see how it turns out.



new website –

My brother put together a site for his speculative fiction.

Check it out.

Randy McCharles

I have the URL, as well.