Hey, photogs. Pick your best pix and print them, pronto

Before the advent of cellphones and their cameras, taking pictures was an entirely different experience. Today, everyone over the age of eight has a professional quality camera (disguised as a cellphone) in their pocket. But there was a time when there would often be just one person with a camera at a family gathering or… Continue reading Hey, photogs. Pick your best pix and print them, pronto

Read ‘Ten Lost Years’ (if you can find it) and stop your belly-aching

It’s safe to say that these are not the best of times. For two years, we have been stalked by an invisible, shape-shifting enemy who has sickened and killed millions, bringing everyday life to a standstill. In Europe, a peaceful, fragile democracy has come under attack by a nuclear superpower ruled by a ruthless dictator,… Continue reading Read ‘Ten Lost Years’ (if you can find it) and stop your belly-aching

Wanna bet? It’s gone from underground to mainstream

When I was just a wee lad, I remember my dad occasionally buying a ticket for something called the Irish Sweepstakes. The ‘Sweeps’, as it was popularly called, was a fundraising effort for Irish hospitals, first established in the 1930s. The top prize was an otherworldly (for the time) $140,000. For some reason, tickets were… Continue reading Wanna bet? It’s gone from underground to mainstream

Why are the oil companies raising the price of gas? Because. They. Can.

Despite many half-hearted attempts to diversify the economy, we in Alberta just keep falling back into the brawny, oily arms of Big Oil.  We owe much of our wealth to the great good fortune of being located on a bed of liquid money. Without oil, we’re just Saskatchewan with mountains. Our love affair with oil… Continue reading Why are the oil companies raising the price of gas? Because. They. Can.

Can some good come from a very bad situation? Let’s hope so.

So, all you Freedom Convoy supporters, how do you feel now? Seeing an independent, democratic country under savage attack by a monstrous enemy intent on destroying its independence should make your complaints about the ‘tyranny’ of mask mandates seem kind of pathetic now, right? I know your answer is probably no. But the occupation of… Continue reading Can some good come from a very bad situation? Let’s hope so.