30 years of helping

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STARS celebrated its 30th anniversary recently. I was lucky enough to write a piece on the history of volunteers with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society. Read the story by …

Manwich mistake

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There’s a memory going around and around in my head. Waiting to get out…or spill out. The story is about a sloppy joe. I was little, maybe about six years …

Common people

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There’s a theory that we’re connected to every single person in the world through six degrees of separation. That is, we all have someone in common everywhere and anywhere we …

Winter in summer

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It’s still August but that doesn’t mean it won’t snow in Alberta. Here’s proof that the dog days of summer in the mountains can be white and cold. At least …

Giving back

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Capital Ideas Calgary asked businesses: “How does your business give back to the community?” Here’s my answer published in the Calgary Herald on July 23, 2015: http://bit.ly/1MaJcig How does your …

Who are you?

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A few summers ago I bought a painting at a yard sale in Vernon, B.C. It’s acrylic on velvet; almost like one of those velvet Elvis pictures you see hanging …