Monthly Archives: September 2010

Thirty Minutes on Calgary Transit

I watch the C-Train pull in to the City Hall station, already packed to overflowing.  I join the throngs of people who are pushing their way towards the edge of the platform, everyone eager to grab one of the few … Continue reading

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On Life and Death

I’ve often said that I never feel more alive than when I am standing on top of a mountain.  There is something in the core of the human soul that surfaces when one feels like he has triumphed over a … Continue reading

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My “Must Install” Software

I have three computers which I use on a regular basis:  my desktop, my work laptop and my netbook.  Each machine has its own specific purpose.  The desktop is for photo processing, streaming media to my XBox and other computers, … Continue reading

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Where is Paul Harvey When You Need Him?

I’m sitting at my desk working away when my cell phone rings.  It is a blocked number, which should immediately ring alarm bells.  Instead, the only bell I hear is the “old fashioned telephone” ringtone I use as my default … Continue reading

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Twenty Years of University

I was like the sports team that is losing to a weaker opponent — they are sure when it comes to crunch-time they’ll be be able to turn up their game and their natural talent will come through. Continue reading

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My Response to Rick Bell’s Column

The original article   Ah Rick, one line in your column from Wednesday was right on the money: “This is propaganda and how many Albertans want dollars going to propaganda?” Probably very few of us.  And, yes, Dirty Oil is … Continue reading

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