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Computers... just have to have one

Computers... just have to have one

Computers 'Got to have it’ is what I said. Purchasing my first computer with some dread. And it cost plenty of bread! Did I really need it? Can’t get along without it And that’s a good name, IT.

Say what?

My brother-in-law insisted I write something about his interests, so to preserve peace in the family I gave in! To him all kinds of rail transportation are fair game: When he was here in Edmonton we paralleled a CN train up the QE until he could get
Swearing

Swearing

"Fuddle-duddle": Those of a certain age will remember the remark made by the father of our present Canadian Prime Minister.
Not on her watch

Not on her watch

A few months ago, when June Acorn learned the Alberta government was asking for design proposals to tear down the old Royal Alberta Museum building and turn it into green space, she was furious. “I couldn't believe my eyes or my ears.
Drat!

Drat!

We all know the borrowing policy: Sure you can borrow, but you break, you replace. I was on the wrong end of this policy. I needed a small plane to smooth some wood. To call my tool collection small/inadequate would be an understatement.

Viva Deneuve!

When preparing for meeting up with Catherine Deneuve, I was struck by one story that I thought must have been misreported or made up: Deneuve, the story went, was never really that keen on acting in the first place.

The Call of the Wild

The all too familiar smell of fresh cut fairway and the swoosh of the golf club on the ground is fast approaching for golfers in Edmonton. The mild winter weather has left courses in pristine condition.
Embracing Change

Embracing Change

“There is life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's,” says Jim Mann. “You can live well with dementia. For someone who is not diagnosed and is very creative trying to hide it – well, the earlier you're diagnosed, the better it is.
The Memory Project Reminds the Us of Veterans

The Memory Project Reminds the Us of Veterans

A code breaker, a WWII veteran, a captain who served in Afghanistan and special agent for U.N. War Crimes came. So did Legion members, military personnel and the Old Strathcona Pipes and Drums.
Love Letters to Strangers

Love Letters to Strangers

Several volunteers with the non-profit group ‘Love Letters 2 Strangers' gathered in the Edmonton Meals on Wheels facility last month for a special occasion: letter writing.