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...

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...