Keep Hanging in there, Calgary

Right now, Calgary is enduring a very serious flood, as are a number of smaller communities near Calgary, such as High River, Canmore and Banff. Southern Alberta is also being flooded – the South Saskatchewan river through Medicine Hat will peak some time tomorrow morning. There has been loss of life and the damage to […]

Good-bye James Gandolfini

I was/am a fan of the HBO series The Sopranos, so it was with sadness that I heard of the passing of James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano, at the age of 51. He was on holidays in Rome and apparently died of a heart attack. I enjoyed his acting and the series. He employed a deft […]

In Remembrance of D-Day

The 69th anniversary of D-Day was on June 6th, last Thursday. Like so many, many others, my dad was of those involved.  He wound up going all the way to Hamburg, Germany before “his war” was over and he was permanently sent back to England to my anxious mother, herself a member of the British […]

I Am NOT a Morning Person

Why is it that the morning people dominate the world??? Discriminatory, I say! My rights are being trampled on!! Night owls of the world arise! You have nothing to lose but your sack time, and that’s already happening! We need respect! We need understanding! We need coffee! I hate mornings. I really hate mornings when […]