Today, Jamie and I began our trip south for the winter. Jamie is keeping me company, managing all the electronics, reminding me to eat, and generally making the time go by much faster than it does when I do this alone. We drove from Edmonton Alberta to Shelby […]
Snowbird of Paradise
An Albertan who spends winters in California.
I am now fully recovered from the fall I had last spring; my hips feel good and my wrist is working well. There are only a few minor issues to remind me of the pain and drama, but I can live with having one finger that doesn’t bend […]
[The following is the third part of a story I began here and continued here.] In 1971, after I had left my marriage and moved in with a college friend, Nancy Miller, one of the things I had to resolve was that AR had taken off with the cheque book […]
[This is a continuation of the story I began telling in a previous blog post.] After visiting with my family in the London area, I applied and was accepted into the college that had been recommended to me by my brother-in-law Jim. Consequently, AR and I moved again […]
The other night, just as I was falling asleep, I found myself remembering the woman who came to my aid in 1971. I was standing at the side of a road with my suitcase and my mother’s sewing machine, waiting to be picked up by a friend from […]
I don’t understand the Olympics. I know that it’s great for athletes and their supporters, and I am told it encourages children to participate in sports, and I know millions of people enjoy watching the events on TV, but aside from all that, can anyone really afford it? […]
Today I enjoyed a nice walk on 108th Street in Edmonton to the Alberta Legislature building. Here are some pictures of the building, a look inside the rotunda, and some of the sculptures near there.