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This summer I had the chance to hang out where Led Zep recorded Stairway to Heaven and The Rolling Stones recorded Brown Sugar. I got to stand in the spot where Buddy Guy and BB King have played, backstage  where Johnny Reid, Eric Church, the...

If you’re a great fisherperson, then you and I have a lot in common. Mostly putting on boots. Otherwise, both times I’ve been fishing in my life, I’ve mostly caught weeds, slime and mosquito bites.  So when we got an invite to go on a salmon...

“It’s never too early to train our kids in criminal activity,'' I said to Blythe. “That’s nice,” she said, looking at John’s work, “and I see you’ve managed to combine crime with explosive and poisonous material.” “Kind of a bonus, right?” I said, maybe a bit too...

My wife Blythe has her birthday in the middle of summer, and that means one thing - it always shows up way faster than I think it should.  Now I know you’re all saying, “Jeez Dave, that sounds like someone who’s making an excuse for buying his wife the lamest birthday...

I was sitting on George Stephenson Jr.’s deck, having a beer, when he told me the craziest bar room event I’ve ever heard – a phenomenon so ridiculous, so completely goofy, that it lasted 30 years. A phenomenon so outrageous, a group of us decided to bring it...

I’m going to make this quick. We’re on holidays after the intensity of the Stampede and we just got the kids to bed here at the lake. I’m in a bit of a hurry because Wayne is pretty confident he’s going to take me...

During the Calgary Stampede, I get to walk on stage in front of over 20,000 people… for 10 days. That’s almost a quarter of a million people.  It’s ridiculous that I’m this lucky.  This past year I’ve been able to do the same thing with Barack Obama,...

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...