North American pharmaceutical companies market their wares not only to doctors, clinics, and hospitals, but also to patients. They have found that by putting their advertisements on television they create a steady stream of potential customers who obediently head to their nearest medical centre to talk to their […]
Snowbird of Paradise
An Albertan who spends winters in California.
Here is a selection of mural and street art on Alberta Avenue (118th Ave) in Edmonton.
Someone recently stole the miscellany from the glove box of my car — even the car’s manual. Who steals a manual? Everyone knows you can download them from the internet. I’m guessing that whoever it was just took everything, regardless, and then threw most of it away. The other […]
When I was on a plane last week, the young man seated next to me struck up a conversation just as we were about to land. It began because I caught his iPad as it slipped off his knee, just before it hit the floor. In doing so, I […]
The Promise Regular readers of this blog will remember that I promised to provide an update on my social experiment: living for five months in California without a car. At the end of December, I flew from Alberta to spend the winter in San Jose, and I had […]
When we are driving alone in our cars we have a chance to listen to the music that we enjoy the most. We don’t have to conform to any social pressures and we don’t have to take into account the tastes of any friends or family members. We can […]
First, do away with the primaries. You really don’t need them. They are long, expensive, exhausting and, ultimately, boring. The political parties could just come up with a list of potential candidates and email them to their members. The emails would provide links to CV’s and stump speeches. […]