Imagine you have gone to a foreign country for a visit and you are enthralled by the clothes, the customs, the food, the culture. You find it delightful to experience even briefly the unusual and unexpected. You visit national monuments and attend cultural events, and you smile at […]
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 […]
I am too tired even to reply to my roommate’s astonishment that I am awake at 7:30 in the morning. She had greeted me briefly after she came home from work yesterday, just before she asked me to put her laundry in the dryer and went out to celebrate Cinco […]