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Monthly Archive for September, 2008

them am the walrus

The hockey season has started and this year my team, the Crunch, is playing in division 7 (out of 11) of the HNA Calgary league. We’ll be facing some of the same teams as last year plus some new faces. So far we’ve played 3 games including two against the Walrus, a team from last [...]

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waterton lakes

Waterton Lakes National Park, tucked down in the SW corner of Alberta right on the border with Montana, was the only one of the mountain parks I hadn’t visited so far in my time out here. With autumn hastening on I was able to put that to rights last weekend at the inaugural ThoughtWalker weekender. [...]

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a bear behind

Last weekend I had my excellent friend Helen Morris come and visit from Ottawa. It was pretty much the perfect Calgary weekend for me - some hiking, some brunching and quite a lot of mooching around drinking coffee. It was even the first hockey game of the season and we won! However the highlight had [...]

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this machine kills wasps

Attentive readers may remember that after the Folk Festival I was so inspired to make music I went out and bought a guitar on eBay. It arrived a few weeks later and here it is: my axe! To be honest I haven’t got much beyond trying to tune the thing and haphazardly plucking at the [...]

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and if you are a conservative commentator in the US, double standards are doubly good. Just check out this video from the Daily Show last night.
Here’s a slightly longer clip of the same segment featuring a lovely dig at Karl Rove. Not sure if it will work outside Canada but have at it. If not [...]

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jasper

Last weekend was the Labour Day long weekend which was an ideal opportunity to head a bit further afield. I took Friday off too so I could enjoy a leisurely drive up the amazing Icefields Parkway and spend the weekend in Jasper. Last time I was in those parts was back in 1989 but it [...]

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