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.
As I was walking to the store this morning, I saw several orange bags full of leaves and decorated with black ink to look like pumpkin lanterns. It occurred to me that this would make absolutely no sense to someone from another planet or even from another culture. […]
In the fall of 2016 my youngest son and his partner treated me to a trip to New York to see Hamilton. It was a wonderful trip and I think of it often. We saw two shows in addition to Hamilton, and we also saw a lot of […]
Warning: This Article Contains Spoilers Below this Point I watched Making A Murder Season 2 on Netflix, so you don’t have to. It is a shining example of a good TV idea gone bad. Well, not bad, exactly, but definitely smelling a bit “off.” The first season’s […]
Today is significant in Canadian counter-culture lore because recreational marijuana becomes legal today. Cannabis is now mainstream. In fact, one of the six authorized stores in my city is only a few blocks from where I live. I’m wondering whether or not to visit, but I think I’ll […]
Since I suffered a bad fall last spring, I have been trying to gradually get back to my former walking strength. I’m not there yet, but I’m making good progress. I am up to about two miles (3.2 km) now before I need a rest. This week my […]