One of the unanticipated side effects of staying home for self-isolation is that some people start drying out. I’m one of them. In case you were wondering, I haven’t stopped drinking alcohol. I still enjoy a couple of glasses of wine in the evening. In fact, I look forward to 5:01 PM when I allow […]
What is the connection between a former Premier of Alberta and Bob the Angry Flower? Answer: Grant Notley. On Tuesday I visited Grant Notley Park and, after a little bit of Googling, discovered an obscure convergence of dissimilar siblings. Grant Notley was a prominent politician in Alberta and he had three children. One, Rachel, became the […]
Here are some things I have seen in Alberta recently. Enjoy.
I spent a wonderful long weekend with my daughter-in-law’s family and I was made to feel very welcome. They gave us lots of marvelous meals, we played a fun card game called Fruit Salad, and we were given a grand tour of their city. The pictures that follow are some of those I took on […]
It’s cold in San Jose right now, but I feel bad about saying so. At the same time as I am experiencing a northern Californian chill, my family and friends in Edmonton are living through a long and hard Albertan winter with epic amounts of snow. There’s no comparison, really, but we only have the […]
Yes, I am a slacktivist. I am one of the million or more people who checked into Facebook as though I were in Standing Rock, North Dakota, to symbolically support the demonstrators there. The Sioux people and their allies are protesting against the installation of a pipeline that skirts around two native reservations and is […]
Elk Island National Park is a conservation area for all sorts of wildlife including wood bison, plains bison, elk, and moose..These pictures show some of the lovely scenery as well as some bison. 26 September 2015