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Every year The Calgary Stampede puts on the Grandstand Show. It’s a part of every evening over the 10 days of Stampede that includes Chuckwagon Races. The Grandstand portion is the huge stage show. Huge is actually kind of a small word, given the show.  Yes,...

It’s the last week of school.  I don’t even need a calendar for that. I just need to check the volume of my kid's voices. Like yesterday. It was 6:40 am and I thought everyone was asleep. I came around the corner into the kitchen and John...

My Dad, The Thief. I have video evidence of highway robbery. Many of you won’t have time to watch the 10 minutes of footage, but if you’re interested in burglary done by an 85-year-old man, you might want to make time.Because last week, my Dad drove...

I was at Spolumbo’s having lunch with Tony Spoletini last week and asked him my go-to parenting question – the question I ask everyone who has great, grown-up kids. I was actually there to talk about Tony and the Spolumbos gang setting up their barbecue outside...

We’re getting ready for our Father’s Day edition of Dave Kelly Live on Wednesday, June 12  and I need something from you. Okay, I actually need two things: 1. A picture of the Dad in your life. 2. His name and a line describing his “special skill.” Maybe...

So it’s late May and like many people, my thoughts turn to Junior High humiliation. I was us visiting my parents in Edmonton recently and drove past Strathcona High School. Scona, as we called it, was the rich school in our part of the city. And...

Here’s a true story from last week, set in Italy, starring my family. THE CHARACTERS: Dad: My healthy, for an 85-year-old, Dad. He had a small stroke last summer, he also fell on some ice this winter and broke his shoulder. But he’s working hard at not...

Happy Mother’s Day, Blythe This Sunday is Mothers’ Day and naturally I’ve been thinking about Blythe. Kudos to me. When Blythe and I got together, she didn’t talk much about having kids. In fact, she wasn’t too sure if it was something she wanted. She just wasn’t...

Last week was a big week for John and Tess. Late Sunday night, we got a text from Blythe’s mom in St. Albert saying that her 90-year-old mom, who had been in the hospital for awhile, was unresponsive and it looked like things were coming...

Dave Kelly Live last night was one of the best we’ve done. I was so proud of our team, both on stage and off.Jann Arden was a perfect guest. Funny, heartfelt, and generous. We’ll be posting a lot of pictures, videos and stories of the...