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Spring Fever

Spring Fever

In Calgary, we can pretty much guarantee we’ll have winter – cold, snowy or otherwise challenging. But spring? Now that’s another story. Buddy’s birthday is mid-April. Some of his birthday parties were spent stuck indoors due to snowstorms and at others, the kids played basketball out in our backyard, wearing shorts. Due to it’s unpredictability, … Continue reading

Do My Kids Need a Better Life Than Mine?

Do My Kids Need a Better Life Than Mine?

One evening a while back, I was sitting around with friends after a Calgary Stampeder football game when one of them said, “All we want for our kids is that they have a better life than us, right?” Actually, when I think about my life, I have to wonder whether it is possible for my … Continue reading

The Heart of the New West

The Heart of the New West

It seemed as though just about every area of Canada had experienced disaster but us. There were ice storms to the east, tornadoes and fires to the north and more fires to the west. We in Calgary, Alberta may have been feeling lucky, or even a bit smug that we live in such a blessed … Continue reading

Why I Am Grateful to Fort McMurray

Why I Am Grateful to Fort McMurray

Reflecting on the year 2012, I am most happy to have completed one full summer in Fort McMurray. This is the first chapter in, what I have chosen to call, “My Temporary Lifestyle.” With The Consultant bidding on and attaining contract work, we never know for sure where we’ll wind up or for how long. … Continue reading