Right now, every twenty minutes or so I am hitting “Refresh” on the Alberta Motor Association’s website map of road conditions. I am willing the colour of the main highway to Red Deer to turn from yellow to green. I had planned to meet up with my writing […]
Here is a selection of pictures taken in the past year on the theme of lines and spaces. They were taken in New York, Edmonton, Norway, San Jose, and Monterey.
Do you want to see a change in the way that sexual assaults are reported to authorities and legally addressed? Me too. For a couple of weeks now the news has been full of declarations by victims of sexual assaults and rapes, and all of us who can […]
We recently had a municipal election in Edmonton, and before I voted I watched all two hours of the video of the candidates’ forum for the ward in which I live. It soon became apparent that the incumbent was only marginally interested in engaging with the public, one […]
I have been reading a book of short story murder mysteries, and in The Man Who Liked Toys by Leslie Charteris, I read these words: “I remember the manager of one of the biggest novelty manufacturers in the world telling me that the soundest test of any idea […]
It’s Coming Out Day and I’m wondering about both the act of coming out and the use of the phrase “coming out”. A very dear transgender friend today said “Being an ally is not something you come out as, it’s just something you do,” and that’s what got […]
We had a cold day recently. It was just at the change in the seasons when fall turns to winter. There was a light dusting of snow on some rooftops, and the weather report had warnings of icy road conditions south of the city. Like most people, I […]