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The Badlanders

If you have been following us for any length of time, you know we are big fans of the National Film Board of Canada movie called “Every Saturday Night”. We have made special trips out to places like Garden Plain … Continue reading

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Seeking Donna

Last September a descendant of the Cooley Brothers named Donna reached out to me. She gave me her phone number so we could chat further and I could learn more about the Cooley Brothers of Chinook, Alberta. Of course, life … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. What did I learn from this report? ¬†That I really need to find time to write more. ¬†Only five postings over the course of an entire year? … Continue reading

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Moving Weekend

It started on Thursday night. I was at the airport, seated in a comfortable leather chair.  My right hand firmly squished into a frog puppet and clutching a bunch of flowers which had been dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day.  … Continue reading

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Back to Herronton

In March of 2012 I made the trip from Mossleigh, past the site of the old Farrow elevator, and then down to Herronton to see the old Alberta Wheat Pool elevator there.  Last weekend I found myself staring at the … Continue reading

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DanOCan Turns 40

I remember 1990 when the book “Dave Barry Turns 40” was published.  I hadn’t even reached my 18th birthday yet, I was in the transition from high school to university, and I was just getting ready to start living life … Continue reading

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Living With Windows 8

I was wrong about Windows 8.  There, I said it. I have been playing with Windows 8 on a variety of hardware since the “Consumer Preview” was released.  Initially I hated it – a lot.  Looking back I can now … Continue reading

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