→ June 5, 2013
BufferEdmonton’s river valley is by far it’s most compelling natural attraction and one of its best kept secrets – even among many of the city’s own residents.
The great North Saskatchewan River snakes its way from the southwest to the northeast of the city, spanning an average of 300 metres across and creating some of the city’s [...]
→ April 24, 2013
BufferIt was an innocent tweet by the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) that set me off yesterday.
EEDC was announcing new board members at their Annual General Meeting so I clicked the link to a media release that listed their names. I saw the name of a guy I know. Really nice guy too – and [...]
→ March 9, 2013
BufferThe gorgeous weather today has me longing for summer in YEG.
So I’ve been looking at pictures today of some of my favourite things to do in Edmonton in the summer.
I can’t wait to cycle the Edmonton river valley.
It’s one of my favourite things about Edmonton. Heck, it’s most people’s favourite thing about Edmonton. The river [...]
→ October 23, 2012
BufferDave Mowat, CEO of ATB Financial has a great idea: to light up the downtown river valley bridges of Edmonton and bring some lustre to the one of the city’s greatest features.
It’s probably not the first time this idea has been discussed, but I’m still kind of newish here.
It is, I believe, an idea whose [...]
→ September 14, 2012
BufferI met a guy named Cullum the other day.
Turns out he’s no relation to Jamie. But it got me thinking about my favourite songs by Jamie Cullum, all of which come from his 2004 album Twentysomething.
I share them here for your listening enjoyment.
After some musical exploration this evening, I came across a really [...]
→ September 11, 2012
BufferI participated in the YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event today along with 240 other men.
Here are the top 5 funniest lines I heard while walking gingerly around Churchill Square in front of Edmonton City Hall:
1. “These shoes are more comfortable than I thought.”
2. “Did you practice before today?” “No, but this isn’t [...]
→ September 10, 2012
BufferTomorrow I will strap on my high heels and walk a mile in them to support YWCA programs for women and children seeking refuge from violent homes.
I set out to raise $500 and now we’re closing in on $1,000 for this worthy cause. Thanks to all who’ve donated so generously!
If you want to add your [...]
→ September 4, 2012
BufferYesterday, on the spur of the moment, I made a decision to sign up for the YWCA of Edmonton’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on September 11.
The event involves me and a bunch of guys walking around Churchill Square in pumps.
Why? (As if we need a reason.)
We’re raising money for YWCA’s programs supporting [...]
→ July 4, 2012
BufferIt’s been three years since we arrived in this land rivers, valleys and big sky. In fact, I’m starting to feel right at home here in Edmonton, much to the chagrin of my eastern family and friends.
The true sign of this nesting instinct is the development of some reliable culinary favourites around which I rather [...]
→ June 14, 2012
BufferI’ll start with an apology. Sorry.
You’re probably wondering where I disappeared to. The last thing I wrote was about brand name coffee and George Clooney (trust me, I wasn’t intending to publish linkbait, it just came out looking that way) back in February.
I feel like I’ve let you down — all 25 of you who [...]