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Special Guest: Jill Barber So I was on the phone with Jill Barber the other day, talking Christmas music.It gives me a little thrill every time I talk to an upcoming guest on the show, because they have no idea what they’re in for. I...

Let's all pause while I bask in the glow of one of my kids thinking that I'm cool, shall we? It will be a brief pause on a steady descent into gloriously uncool, but for now, at this moment, let's just enjoy it...

A year ago, I challenged myself to write a story a week for a year. I wasn’t sure if I could do it, but I wanted to try. And so I did. I actually did my first story-a-week story last September, so I managed to...

I want to talk about our upcoming DKL on Oct 30th, our season opener where we celebrate the Best of Calgary. October in Alberta is the end of summer-tourist-season and not quite winter-tourist-season. It’s like the day between the Big Work Party on Friday and...

I’m in an airplane listening to Sherlock Holmes while the pilot circles North America trying to find somewhere to land. Regular Tuesday in Canada, right? I left Calgary this morning on a flight to Montreal and I had a plan. I was going to GET STUFF DONE. I...

A lot of you know my friend Jim Button - and a lot of you follow his blog. Some of you even wear his socks.  He’s dealing with cancer - one that was supposed to have taken him out a few years ago - so it...

I gotta take some bigger swings in my life. A guy named Brian has inspired me to do just that. In a couple of weeks, I’m going to Montreal to host a business conference, and one of my jobs will be to interview former Prime Minister...

What do you tell someone who just lost their job? Last week was a rough week for a lot of people in Calgary as CityTV put Breakfast Television on hiatus and planned to launch a “re-imagining” in a few weeks’ time. “Re-imagining” is a nice way...

It’s back to school time but before we leave holidays for good… This summer my son John discovered Calvin and Hobbes. It was like he found one of my cassettes from high school and discovered that he loved hair metal too. (For that to happen he’d...

When I was a kid we went to church a lot. Like… a lot. Like … every day. And if we happened to miss church in the morning, Mom would send us with Dad at night. I used to sit in Dad’s truck (and before that, the...