It happened again. Someone stopped me in the street and asked me what I use under my eyes. I’m starting to think my hard-earned wrinkles of experience are magnets for sales people with magic creams to sell. The last time this happened, the magic was supposed to be […]
Talking About Giving Deciding how to contribute to charity has become really complicated. I used to just put a dollar or two into the cups of panhandlers in winter, buskers in summer, and the Salvation Army bell-ringers at Christmas-time. Then I joined a church whose members tithed, so […]
Jobs Don’t Come Easy Some people imagine that the president-elect has the capacity to bring manufacturing and coal mining jobs back to economically depressed areas in the United States. I have my doubts about this, but thinking about it reminded me of the number of times I have […]
David Andrews, aka @davetheaxe, is angry. He is very frustrated because we don’t all know how to use traffic circles in Edmonton. He wants someone, anyone, to put up signs explaining how they should be used correctly, and he said so on #yegtraffic, the Twitter stream dedicated to […]
My sons and their partners are wonderful people. They are all intelligent, hard-working, creative, socially active, politically aware, engaging conversationalists, and just fun to be around. At the same time, they don’t pick up after themselves. When my sons were children I tried to coach them in the […]
We can’t put all the blame on Facebook and Google for fake news stories when we are the ones who share them without a second thought. As the news media grope around for someone to blame for the outcome of the US election, they have included social media […]
These are some of the many murals decorating the retaining wall at the upper end of the trail alongside Kinnaird Ravine in Edmonton, Alberta. Images from the trail and of the North Saskatchewan River.