It is odd, though so very true, that we are often ignorant of that which is nearest us. I grew up in a small tourist town in which the downtown is filled with small shops selling knickknacks and wares to busloads of tourists. A great many people from all over Ontario and even Canada have […]
Calgarians may look east to vent their political frustrations and mainstream media angst, but when it comes to recreation they inevitably gaze westward. Be it Alberta’s own Kananaskis Country and Rocky Mountain parks or further afield in the summer playgrounds of British Columbia like the Okanagan, Shuswap, and Invermere, it’s hard to blame them for […]
If there’s one thing I’d pinpoint as the worst part of being a stay-at-home parent it has to be the fact that long weekends quickly lose their exceptionality. Not only do they become meaningless with regard to my daily life, but they all too regularly become completely forgotten. Such was the case this past August […]
They are pathetic things really, only two feet tall, if I’m being generous, and kind of crooked. Some with too many leaves, others with too few and all completely barren of anything remotely resembling an ear of corn. Twelve stunted reminders that sweet corn just doesn’t grow on prairies like does back home.