Broken Windows

Recently, our nearby 7-11 store closed. The manager had had enough of broken windows and threats to employee safety, so they decided to move. This came as a big surprise to us because we thought 7-11 stores were eternal. Obviously, we were wrong. Our neighbourhood is, mostly, a […]

A Terrible Way To Teach

OK, I was wrong. But did you have to be so nasty about it? A couple of weeks ago, I made the mistake of engaging in a comments-section discussion in the Guardian online.  The topic was the world’s overpopulation and I threw in my, under-informed, two cents worth. […]

Beautiful Year-Round Gardens

One of Edmonton’s treasures is the Muttart Conservatory. Its four glass pyramids have become iconic features in images of the city, and inside them are four unique climates. The gardens both inside and out are always interesting and lovely, but the indoor gardens are probably appreciated most during […]