Monthly Archives: June 2010

Vacation 2010: Day 0

“Hey pretty baby, won’t you hold me tight? I’m loaded up and rolling out of here tonight. Maybe one day I’ll settle down and take you back with me to the Guitar Town.” – Steve Earle, “Guitar Town” The Beast … Continue reading

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A Stolen Moment

It was a simple throwaway moment.  I was driving down 14th Street SW and as I stopped for a traffic light I looked off to my right.  There, over by the old steam engine stashed away behind the ugly chain-link … Continue reading

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One Season Ends, Another Begins

Today was a study in contrasts, of beginnings and endings. On one hand, our rec. floor hockey team ended our season on a winning note, with a 10-4 win.  We had a tremendous season, only losing one game all year … Continue reading

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Camping Season 2010: It’s On!

There’s nothing like waking up in the crisp mountain air.  “Crisp” is a code word people use for situations where it is freakin’ cold put since they put themselves into the situation they feel they can’t complain about it.  Yes, … Continue reading

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Baby Chicks

Three weeks ago one of our hens started to get broody.  She had some eggs tucked under her and she was bound and determined to sit on them.  In the past when faced with these situations we simply pulled the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life II: Monday Morning

Being a man, I often think the best way to get out of the situation I have talked myself into is to keep talking. This often proves to be wrong. It’s part of “the curse” of being a man that we don’t learn from past behaviors. Continue reading

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Almost Perfect

A few weeks back I described my some of my experiences as an umpire.  Now, I’d certainly never compare my time as a little league ump in small town Alberta to being in the American League, but having blown my … Continue reading

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